Jan 13, 2010
Real men wear pink! But so does Elton John.
So there I was at a shoe store @ Carre4 Wangsa Maju with Mat. He insists on spelling 'Mat' with two T's. Even if I had to travel to hell and back, I'll never spell his name that way. Just because.
Anyways, I was looking for a new pair of sandals to replace my worn out capals. I was busy looking around the store when I found a pair that I liked. I called the sales assistant nearby to ask her for a size 9..
Faisal: Kak, yang ni size sembilan ada?
Sales Assistant: Er..adik..ni untuk perempuan...
Mat was laughing. The sales assistant was smiling. I was doing neither. I was staring blankly at the sales assistant. Since that fateful day my dear friend Mat has never stopped mocking me. Sadly, the "feminine" side of me has never left me. That fateful day at Carre4 Wangsa Maju was a sign of things to come. After the 'Shoe store' incident , there has been a couple of occasions where I made the same mistake, with the most recent being committed at Bukit Bintang a few weeks ago.
"Sal, ko nak tengok bahagian ladies tak? Mana tau kot-kot ada yang ko berkenan kat situ"
An example of how my dear friend of seven years Mat would mock me.
It got me thinking, why was I drawn to female attire on a couple of occasions? To make matters even worst, pink is my favourite colour.
One thing I'm absolutely sure of is how unbelievably straight I am. Ask the girlfriend. She should know, she's a girl and I'm dating her. See straight as a ruler.
But that still doesn't answer why I was mysteriously drawn to female attire on a couple of occasions. I wear a necklace with a star-shaped pendant, I have a billion rings, a few bracelets and am the master of two female hamsters named Barbie and Babe. Can I be any more gay-er?
Some guys actually go for manicures and pedicures. Some guys even wax themselves. Hell some guys get waxed while having pedi/manicures. And what's more astonishing is that these guys are as straight as a ruler.
To me, only real men are comfortable to admit that they pamper themselves. To me, only real men are brave enough to be in touch with their feminine side. Only guys with serious insecurity issues try to show the whole wide world how manly they are, most probably to hide the fact that they are actual softies deep down inside.
You know the type that will squeal in horror if they see something bad. Yes, squeal. Not man-shout, but squeal.
My conclusion is simple. Only real men wear pink! But the only problem is...so does Elton John. Dammit.