WE ARE ALL PERFUME BOTTLES?

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So, it may sound like another elaborate ploy of this short black boy to make all the models out there look bad, but I can assure you, it is not. Though a part of me wishes it was. I mean, I would like to be a villain, but I’m just not built like that. I mean, hating and being a villain takes up too much energy. Even in cartoons, the bad guy, the evil genius, does all the planning, and all the good guy has to do is mess it up. Simple! Maybe its not that simplistic, but hey, its basic. I like to keep things simple. Okay, I’m deviating again, haven’t mention perfume or bottle, not once. Okay, I’m going now.

We are all perfume bottles… I’m sure we’ve all flipped through one magazine or news paper or something, and have come across those nicely shaped bottles, very attractive coverings and caps, and you automatically fall in love, or should I say you instantly fall in love. In my case when I see an attractive perfume bottle, I quickly check the name and the price tag, that would either make me thank my stars or cringe at the thought of what brutality the price would do to my wallet. Yeah, that’s any man’s major concern. So, we have various categories of perfumes, based on the size, design of the container and most important of all, the content. We have the small expensive perfumes, we have big cheap perfumes, we have big expensive and small cheap perfumes. Perfumes come in various shapes and sizes, various styles and designs and so on. However as important as all those features are, the most important thing, or element of a perfume that makes it what it is, is the smell of the perfume. Yeah, the smell, that’s what makes the great names like Lacoste, D&G, Old Spice and so on, different from the 300 naira “Turari” that the local seller is selling. The smell, forget the size or the shape of the bottle or all those other things. If the smell is on point and lovely, then you don’t mind the price you’ll have to pay, so far you can afford it, even if you’ll have to save. That’s the way we humans are. You see, true beauty comes from the inside, its the character, the personality, the values, the beliefs, the faith, the principles of a person, these are the ingredients that make the perfect blend of the classy “perfume”.

Let’s assume you’re shopping one lovely afternoon, you walk into the Toiletries & Perfume segment of the store, then you see a perfume bottle that looks so darn good, you admire it, you check the price, seems like an awesome price, the bottle is large and long and will last long…”Oh My” you think to yourself. You check the price tag again just to be sure you are reading it right, you wouldn’t want to go the cashier’s stand and embarrass yourself when they say the price is N11,200 not N1,200-ouch! Anyways you’ve checked the label like 10 times then you finally decide to buy. On getting home you decide to spray on your perfume, and then walk into the living room to see which member of the family will first notice your new signature scent. You open the box and look over the perfume, beaming like a cashmere cat, then you open the cap and psstk psstk you spray it on, only to realise it smells horrible! Far below what you expected. Chai! Smells so inferior, more like an insecticide! How could you have fallen for that!? No matter how much you spend on that perfume, you are not likely to use it again. No matter how fine the bottle is.

That’s the same way we are, when our character is something of concern, its a problem. When a person is rude, or saucy, or aggressive, or violent, or proud, whatever it is, it spoils the totality of the perfume experience. No matter how fantastically packaged and pretty the person is. When picking friends, you have to look beyond what he/she looks like, how much the person has, you should look beyond the person’s presence or charisma or charms, or popularity. Because if you hang out with friends (or perfumes) who have moral deficiencies, or character flaws and are not trying to work on it, its only a matter of time before you take a bit of their perfume and add to yours, then you start smelling the same way (you know what I mean) and you do not want that. If you walk with perfumes with sweet smelling scents regardless of their looks, then you share out of it…even if you have character deficiencies, its only a matter of time before you pick some of their content and add to yours. The same applies to relationships, when we choose a spouse, mainly because of what they look like, you might be in for a shocker. The content might not be so good. Some people however, pick beautiful, sexy, shapely perfume bottles and when they find out that the content is foul smelling, they still hold on to it, they spray on the content of battery, slander, unkindness, rudeness, violence, infidelity and so on, they take it all because the container looks Oh so good. Does that make any sense? I’m sure it doesn’t. But a lot of us, I mean a whole Lot of us are guilty of this. Some of us are the culprits, some are the victims.

The same way we are careful when choosing a perfume, we should be careful when choosing those to associate with. We should be very careful, because there is always a price of cash, or time, affection and attention to pay and it is certainly not refundable. If things go wrong, we can only pick ourselves up and move on. You leave a fowl smelling perfume, the same way you walk away from destructive friends no matter how popular or cute, or rich they are. We should be careful when choosing friends or partners, ’cause at the end of the day, a fowl smell isn’t worth sticking to.

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Be My Valentine Everyday

Now this here,is sweetness at its hilarious core. I know its not the season for Mushiness…or is it? There’s no season for love,man. Tho there is a season or calendar for love making(what?…dont even gimme that look,thats what they say). I totally love this piece and am gonna use it on my girlfriend…tonight 😉
Via text! Cus its the only way I can reach her for now. Boys take a cue. Enjoy.

Be My Valentine Everyday Dear_________(choose from list


please) “Candyfloss, Hot chocolate,


Cupcake, Sugarbun, pepperoni Pizza,


Banana chewing gum, Ostrich butter


bread, Danish butter cookies, Big


mac, strawberry milkshake, Okin


Biscuit. If not stated, please


Indicate.


It’s a beautiful morning


today, the sun shining brilliantly,


birds chirping melodiously, the


fragrance of spring and the smell of


freshly brewed coffee; Baby!! I woke


up thinking of you. thought to write to you.


Ever since that day you smiled at me,


i couldn’t get my heart of you. Got


your image tattooed on my mind. I


see you everywhere I go, in anything


I do and even in everybody, except


my Anatomy teacher (He’s very


wicked and mean)


My tomato juice, anytime I look into


your eyes, I never see the


fire”Tuface” sang about, but I only


see your beautiful eyeballs (white


sclera+ your brown iris+ your


pupils). Maybe I’m not looking well,


but I swear, the day I see fire, I’m


gonna extinguish it, because I don’t


ever wanna see you hurt.


You are such a wonderful


piece of art. God really took his time


creating you, and wants you to fall


into good hands (My hands) that’s


the exact reason why you were born


on ______ (fill in date of birth please)


and not in the 1800s. We met not as


a coincidence, Darling, we were


meant to be.


My potato purée, please be


forewarned; Plenty Ponmo boys


(defined as; shallow minded boys


that are not of benefit to you) will


come your way, flaunting money,


and promising you good things. Even


though I can’t take care of you now,


I promise to work hard, make


money, take you anywhere you


wanna go: from Outside the globe, to


the centre of the earth. I’m ready to


be your donkey (airplane as an


alternative). Anything you want I will


give you!! Mention it; flowers,


chocolate, clothes, shoes, love, care,


attention, e.t.c even Diamond ring


(you know it’s not compulsory, but if


you really really really want it)


But concerning the issue of a man


catching grenade for his babe… On a


serious note please don’t go


anywhere you will be involved with


firearms!!! I can manage to take a


bullet or two for you (On MY ARM


OR LEGS please not in vital places,


like the HEAD, HEART, SPLEEN e.t.c)


BUT I CAN’T CATCH A GRENADE FOR


YOU. This is just logic, if I catch a


grenade for you, I will die, and you


will continue with your life, and


probably forget me. Don’t get it


twisted boo, even though I can’t


catch a grenade for you, I sure can


erect a barricade to keep you safe!


Having said all this, I’m sure I’ve


been able to convince you that I am


of a good mind, and I love you like a


fat kid loves cake (stolen from


50cents’s 21 questions). Today is the


3 day of March and I wanna ask


you to be my valentine. I’m not


confused sweetness, I just don’t want


you to be my Val only for one day; I


want you to be MY VALENTINE


EVERYDAY! So what do you say?


Expecting a reply….. XoXo