Did you ever try comparing the Homo sapien with Panthera Leo?
The commonalities could be interesting.
Men are just like lions. Women, lionesses.
1. Lions and lionesses are born similar.
Ditto men and women.
2. Lions build more muscular mass and heft. Lionesses are more gracious and beautiful.
Ditto men and women
3. Lions have ugly manes, lionesses look suave without body hair.
Ditto men and women(minus the metrosexual, chest shaving pseudo andro).
4. Lions hunt hard till they achieve success.
Success would mean skills of hunting and a companion. That’s the end for them.
Lionesses continue to do the good work, earning bread, doing the daily jobs while the lazy lions look around, sleep and gaze at trees.
Sometimes when they spot a buffalo and just look at the lioness nodding their head, the lioness does the rest.
Sometimes they look at trees and bees coyly, not because they have nothing to do, but because they are too lazy to do anything but look.
And believe me, that’s all they do during the day.
They look at stationary objects till they feel hungry, and once the hunger beckons, they still look, but this time at the lioness.
If looking involved a few tasks, like going to the nearby shelf, picking up your eyes, putting them on and then looking, they would happily skip looking too.
Probably then the only thing they would do is breathe!
Now all this translates into a lot for the working lady of the pride, but look at what it does..
It keeps her fit and fighting.
Not an ounce of extra flab anywhere on her body.
She looks radiant golden and not muddy, dirty brown like her companion.
Now, how many of us men don’t feel like lions?
Be frank, don’t say that I do a lot of work or don’t dismiss this thought as a figment of my imagination.
There is a substantial population of men who are just like lions.
I am the flag bearer of this genre of laziness.
I like sleeping, dozing off when I have nothing to do, dozing off even when I have something to do.
If there is something which can be done right away, we find ways to postpone it.
If we lose our way while driving, and the lady asks us to ask for directions, we just don’t do it.
We are men .. we don’t ask for directions.
Have you seen a lion asking other lions or a deer, “ Hey deer, do you know which way the lake is?”
On a Friday I make plans, these are the 5 things to do this weekend.
Come Saturday, I postpone 3 to Sunday and keep 2 for Saturday afternoon.
Saturday, 12 pm the hunger pangs strike, ok.. what would the lion do in this circumstance?
Look at the lady of the house.
After a sumptuous meal, look at the walls, because there are no trees and bees in my house.. loiter a bit and then.. boom.. fall asleep.
A loud noise would awaken me at 6 pm on Saturday… television is the next target.
At 9 pm, the lazy lion realizes that the 2 tasks aren’t done, so they too get pushed to Sunday.
The cycle repeats on Sunday too.
Probably this is why the lion puts on so much weight!
Probably this is why the lion becomes paunchy and the lioness is fighting fit!
Sadly, this is the one thing the lion/me find difficult to quit!! The inertia of laziness.
I can fight extreme temperatures
I can fight vices
I can fight even the Romans
But I can't fight the battle of the bulging paunch! :)
Now, any lady reading this would think we are losers. Really lazy losers.
But in our defence, we are not .
We are like any other important member of the family.
The lion isn’t overrated. It’s not the head of the pride for nothing.
He keeps the pride protected.
His bulk helps him in that. :P
He is also a quick thinker.
Most strategies of group hunting are formulated by him and followed by the ladies.
He doesn’t ask for directions, but give him 10 minutes and he’ll figure out a way to reach the water.
All he cannot do is control his weight :(
Much to his dislike about taking instructions, if someone has some good tips, please duly help the bulky lion :P
PS : This is a fun post, don’t read too much into it! I am still not way above the prescribed BMI!!
It’s been 2 days since I chucked the lift, this post is just in continuation of this effort!
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I feel i have grown up.. because these days i look down on the younger generation :)
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