Sunday, October 18, 2009

the price of looking good?

At the grocery store the other day and in my shopping cart, I found someone elses list! How interesting, I thought, I wonder what all she bought! And innocently hidden amongst the lettuce and suntan lotion was an entry for diet pills. Hmmm, I thought, I just can't seem to go anywhere without being bombarded left, right and center with these things.

Everyone knows about the Dubai Stone, the weight that all expats put on after moving here, but then it's also a very looks conscious city and people who look good do get better paid jobs, perks and all the stuff that comes with it, but the obsession with looks can wreck havoc on one's health...but then who's bothered about that...most of the people who come to work here are young and could not be bothered about it at all!


Patricia Torres said...

ha ha ha.. those diet pills are haunting you!!

shilpa said...

lol, it always finds you!

I agree that when you are young you don't think of health at all!

Anonymous said...

I am glad I have not gained those kgs after coming here yet :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shalini,
That was really funny! I hadn't heard of the Dubai Stone before but I think it can safely be called the Gulf Stone ;).

Shalini said...

Patricia, lol, they really are ;-)

shilpa, haha, so true! I'm guilty of doing the same as well!

tara, :-)

Aditi, thanks....yes, it applies to the entire region!

ALFIE said...

it seems that obsession with looking fabulous is a global epidemic!

just found your blog. such a lovely space! thanks for sharing!