It was four years back when I was doing my third year in college. It was semester holidays in November and our college gang decided to go on trip down south for a few days. Upon multiple discussions most of them agreed to it. It was finally decided as a trip to Munnar in Kerala as one of our gang member’s family had a resort there. So to reduce the expenses and to also enjoy the scenic beauty of God’s Own country we started the Journey.
We went by train and then took a cab to the resort. We were welcomed warmly by our friends family and then began the picnic. We freshened ourselves and took appam with kadala curry as breakfast and went to nearby waterfalls in a taxi. After taking bath in batches in the waterfalls and playing nonstop in the water we sat down in a tea stall nearby for some time off.
There came a cheerful family with a naughty kid who wasn’t obeying his parents commands and running here and there. All of a sudden he ran into me and made my tea fall all over me. His mother came rushing to give two slaps and I stopped it saying it’s fine. And then to my shock the lady told to her kid “SAY SORRY TO THAT UNCLE” . And the kid also did the same. All my friends burst out laughing and started teasing me UNCLE for some time.
It was weird for me as I was just twenty and already people started calling me uncle. And then I looked my reflection in my mobile. I was too lazy to even shave and followed the No shave November moment. Then I realized beard and being unshaven isn’t cool and it will only make you look more mature and old. From then onwards I always take some time to shave regularly and it has boosted my confidence too.