The Axe Effect -

This weekend, I was at Cafe Mondegar's at Colaba. A friend was going away to his hometown for a few days, so we thought we should grab a few drinks over the weekend. Incidentally it was the very same day I'd purchased a new camera. So, flaunting my spanking new Canon EOS 450D, feeling extremely macho and creative, I spent the evening having a blast. After dropping him off to the bus station, everyone dispersed for the night. I was to wait for my parents at hotel Marine Plaza at Marine Drive. Beautiful hotel.

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So here I was, sitting at the lobby, quite drunk from the drinks back at checking out the settings of my camera when this pretty female sits beside me and starts enquiring about the cam.

Girl: Hey, nice camera. Can I check it out?

Me(shamelessly staring(actually trying to focus from being tipsy)): Sure. Used one of these before?

Girl: Yeah. I'm quite into photography. I love clicking photos.
(Silence for sometime as she checks the settings, evidently quite fascinated with the cam)

Girl: Hey, is that Axe you have on?

Me(very VERY surprised): Yep. How did you know?

Girl: My boyfriend...(and the dreaded hopes went crashing down the drain and I could hear a hundred violins playing the saddest song in the world, lightning struck a tower, clouds rumbled, a cat mewed...)

Here was this really pretty girl, also a little drunk, chatting to me about her boyfriend and how she loved the deodorant he uses

- which is Axe -
- which I have on me as well -
- which I wish I had applied more of at that point of time -
- which would have drowned the stink of sweat that I was positive was reeking from me -
- which I realized might have been the beer too -

But what the heck right?

Alcohol has an interesting effect on people. On me at least.

Me: Hey, I got about half an hour to kill, and the lights are great out on Marine Drive. Wanna go for a walk?

Girl: Sure. My friends will take time anyway. Two of them are busy making out :P

(Alcohol - See my point?)

So we had a nice walk along the seaside at Marine Drive, chatted about stuff like we'd known each other for years. As it started drizzling, we decided to head back to the hotel and call it a day, or night in this case.

Great night eh? Axe definitely has some effect!

In any case, beer makes you smart. It made Bud Wiser :D

Before you guys draw any conclusions, I did take her number.(yea yea, she has a boyfriend, so what?)

P.P.S. Drinking alcohol is injurious to health, and should under no circumstances be consumed by minors or if you are or about to drive. Drink responsibly, be safe.

Note to self: Purchase more cans of Axe.

Note to readers: All pictures in this post (except Marine Drive abd Budweiser) are clicked by me with my shiny new camera. Hope you like them :)


kish said...

...(and the dreaded hopes went crashing down the drain and I could hear a hundred violins playing the saddest song in the world, lightning struck a tower, clouds rumbled, a cat mewed...)

I love the sarcasm man:) Cracked me up.

Umesh Agarwal said...

great post buddy..and good going ;)

Insignia said...

Wow..lovely read. Great read to start my morning.
So when d'ya plan to call her up? :-P

Shaunak said...

@ Kish

Hehe...thanks man :)

Shaunak said...

@ Umesh

Thanks buddy! Will do that soon :P

Express said...

I LOVE the AXE picture, hmm :)

and good on you ha, it never hurts to make friends with people whom you just might have a chance wid.. :D
been thr, done tht..

almost successfully ;)

Shaunak said...

@ Insignia

Pretty soon. Lemme get off my lazy butt to move out of my house for a day, then I'll call her :P

Shaunak said...

@ Express

hahaha...I know! And from that day, I LOVE Axe too :D

The "almost successful" bit sticks with me as well :P

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Life 24*7 said...

Oh man !! Why dont you write to axe, mebbe they will have you u for the next add !!!

Shaunak said...

@ Reeta

Thank you so much. I've voted for your blog as well.
Good luck!

Shaunak said...

@ Neha

Hahaha...that's actually a good idea.

Alisha said...

get the shiny new camera today:P

click loads of ganpu pics...Please!

i haven't bought a new one yet. you could help me out with which one:P

fatang experience i must say:P

such things always happen to u dont they:|
i wonder how.....

Shaunak said...

@ Alisha

I know re...I got the Axe effect, that's why :P

Plus main chance pe dance karta hai :D

Dhanya said...

Beautiful pictures!

Lol @ the drunk state of affairs... :D

Hopefully you're still in touch with her or did she forget you after that? :P

Mads said...

i loved the first pic a lot... :)
haha nice post. cute girl i flirted with wala tag- ROFL :P

happens happens.... :P
mast post..but what will happen when she reads this post? :-s

Stupidosaur said...

Hmmmm. Jealous. Tad.

However scientific studies suggest that when you find a mate whose smell you are really attracted to, the kids are going to be strong genetically, because you get more attracted to smell of those who are more genetically diverse than you.

So gonna go with my true fragrance I guess. Axe the Axe! Not gonna douse myself in chemicals.

Wait! Screeeech! Blink! Blink! You weren't planning on having kids with her right? know..

Hey where's my Axe!!!!!!!!!

Stupidosaur said...

Wait, even if it doesn't reach having babies stage...I wouldn't like to attract her on a hypocritical note with artificial fragrances :P


Akansha Agrawal said...
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Akansha Agrawal said...

All pics in the most except Budweiser and Marine Drive have been clicked by new cam...

How many did that leave... :P

Mast experience... Absolutely alcoholic... ;)

P.S. Had to remove the pvs comment coz vada waala typo tha... :D

Does blogger know I am commenting for the second time... kitta difficult word verification string hai... :-s

Shaunak said...

@ Dhanya

Yep. Sent a few msgs back and forth. She's nice :)

Shaunak said...

@ Mads

She ain't on blogger, I asked.
So no tension :D

Shaunak said...

@ Stupidosaur

Well, don't go sniffing every other girl on the racetrack.
Statistically that's where most girls smell their natural odour. Elsewhere, they're doused in a ton of perfume that tends to lead the male species astray.

On that note, I really didn't think of having kids with her..
well, I wasn't exactly thinking straight...
not gay straight straight..
just right straight..

Btw, why DO they call it gay and straight? Hmmm...

Shaunak said...

@ Akansha

That left two.
Kya typo hai! LOL! I read it twice before I understood it :P
Maybe the beer's still not gone.

Blogger does seem to know when we post twice...I get the toughest of words the second time round.

divsi said...

and the dreaded hopes went crashing down the drain and I could hear a hundred violins playing the saddest song in the world, lightning struck a tower, clouds rumbled, a cat mewed...)
n shaunie...lovely pix!!!