#263 cosmetic appearances

I gather the new young generation is going for cosmetic surgery to look better — beautiful or handsome — in order to clinch a job OR get (clinch??) a spouse! If this is true, they’re bucking the trend of the Koreans or the Japanese or the China Chinese!

What a sad state! But then someone has to make money from the naivettes!

Since the recession, even though this has not impacted that much in this part of the world, there is the ‘frugalista’ (from Investopedia) group where these keep up their appearances by buying from 2nd-hand stores for clothes or going for the less expensive trendy cheaper range of clothes but going for expensive haircuts.

Often times I wonder about keeping up with appearances.

I certainly have experienced when I decided to do some real shopping, I’d dressed down. Guess what? I’m NOT served. The salesgirl would look me up and down, and decided to move away. I smiled to myself. I am the queen here as I have the money! If these salespersonnels have jobs of their choice, they would not be in this line.

This experience proves why some salespersonnel bring in more sales. However the sales manager might pitch to them that they need to know which customer would bring in a sale. Psychology or otherwise, it’s the personableness and persuasiveness of the salespersonnel who  brings in a sale.

However when I decide on window-shopping, I would dress better and, well, well, well, I received attention. I smiled to self as I enjoy watching the reaction of the salespersonnel when they could not persuade me.

You see salespersonnel do not know the real value in making money. A sale is a sale so long as the cash register tinkers. By selecting the better-looking and better-dressed customers, one might just lose a sale to a less-dressed customer who had entered!

Job-selection: looks might be important but at the end of the day, it is performance that works the miracle. So whether better-looking or less, it’s one who can deliver the quota or rake in more money for the company that counts. If the company did not make money and go bust, would the staff continue?!

As the proverb goes: Never judge a book by its cover.

Besides, cosmetic surgery makes one look plastic!

Beauty comes from the heart — a gentle and quiet spirit (New Testament Bible) — NOT outward appearance as fashion suggests!

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#204 fashion for elderly?

Airbags were invented for safety reasons. Today’s cars come with airbag fittings lest an accident occurred to protect the driver and passengers.

The Japanese, who champion many consumer-friendly gadgets, unveil airbags to help prevent human injury at an international exhibition:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7633989.stm.

Will wearing airbags be the fashion accessories of tomorrow for the ailing boomers generation?

#189 stiletto sprinters’ record dash

I read somewhere that wearing stilettos are bad for the lower back of the body. I used to enjoy wearing these as they literary help me to walk upright and properly. If I don’t I’d lend up on an embarrassing spot!

Now in Australia, there is this special race for those gentle ladies. I couldn’t help uploading this videoclip:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7593509.stm.

#60

Yesteryears, a man and woman married for life — divorce was frown upon; live in one location for a life time; and held on a job all one’s life.

Today, it is not unusual to change jobs, spouses or homes every few years —

  • jobs: for better prospects and better money;
  • spouses: together for a few years and decided to call quit but remain friends;
  • a child having more than one daddy or mummy or having one parent only!
  • homes: upgrading for better image and for investment!