One of the known genders generally thinks that it is cool to look young. Apparently, living under the illusion that you still look like a cherub is supposed to add something to your existence. They will fight the effects of time on their bodies with whatever product that comes on the market.
There are guys who do this. There is a name for them; Metro Sexuals. Their products compete for space with their female partners’ in the bathroom. And it is generally accepted.
The fact that there are many people who behave in this way should mean that the good things to be gained out of it are more than the negative ones. This is why it is still normal to see a woman with black elbows and a yellow face. Or a man, for that matter.
But for those who were given this ‘gift,’ there are bigger issues to deal with. When you grow up unchanging, the joke starts to sound boring a little after 14. You realise the pain and the boredom of the whole thing when every time there is a drama presentation at your boy’s only school; you are the natural choice to do the female parts. Boys look for someone who looks like a female and when they fail in this quest, they look for one who looks young, as in, one with no facial hair and whose voice ‘refused’ to break.
Later on, when you have left campus, and gone out into the big bad world, the stupid guy who wants the world to believe he is gainfully employed pulling a door and screaming into the morning cold when all sane people are trying to squeeze the last bits of sleep takes a look back and tells his equally incapacitated friend, “That boy is paying 800 shillings!”
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