Saturday, 20 June 2009

Car-ache

And so I took my baby car to the dealer for her service and some notes, I'm very attached to my car we have a good relationship and we talk everyday and if we don't then she gets my mental telepathic language. Back to reality so I get surprised that the person I usually deal with is not there today and a colleague of his is substituting him, a very nice person I might say. Except that his tongue was pierced! Don't get me wrong I'm pro freedom of choice I have no comment the act of piercing BUT other than the fact that it feels a bit disgusting to me the mouth as it is, is hard to keep clean let aside with a metal piece inside! but that's not it today ,,, it was so distracting! I could not keep my eyes of that shiny silver thing in there! When ever he talks or tells me a note I keep staring at that wiggly silver dot inside his mouth! and I swept away with the questions of:

- Did it hurt when you did it?
- Didn't you fear infections? with all the substances that go into the mouth?
- Why did you do it? do you think its pretty? or is it a man thing?
- Do you like have a piece that you can attach instead of the round dot and is more like a tooth pick so it can be handy in cleaning between the teeth? because that can be useful :D
- How does it feel to have a new addition to your mouth? every day, every hour, all life long?!

Thank God that I had the notes written on a piece of paper and read them else I would have forgotten all what I was about to say :) apart from that distraction he was a very good service advisor, well "car'ly" educated! very professional and took all the notes using the PC with all those cool tools and screens of what should be done in this service & compared them with what was done in the last one, and was very patient to read all that to me and explain it too :> I liked the pierced tongue guy :D but defiantly will try to keep my focus out of the mouth area, I will use the "between the eyes" area to focus when he talks.

And according to the mighty Wiki Tongue Piercing is pretty ancient, and some Sufi Muslims practiced that act:

"There is a history of ritual tongue piercing in both Aztec and Maya cultures, with illustrations of priests piercing their tongue and then either drawing blood from it or passing rough cords, designed to inflict pain, through the hole. There is no evidence of permanent or long term tongue piercing in Aztec culture, however, despite the practice of many other permanent body modifications. It was done to honour the gods.

Piercing the tongue has a long history in religious and performance practices. Mesoamericans such as the Aztecs practiced this as well as other perforations as a part of offerings to their deities. Islamic Fakirs and Sufis from the Middle East, and Asian Spirit Mediums of the Far East practiced tongue piercing as an offering and proof of trance state."

It was interesting to read about it but also rather scary for me :/

2 comments:

Marzouq said...

Lol, I didn't know they did that in Kuwait!

Its good you note things down about your car! What dealership if you don't mind me asking?

Q80-Chill Girl said...

Marzouq

He is as I assume German, east European for sure so I think he got it in his home land :p

I'm with Fouad Al-Ghanim although VW got back to behbehani but I like dealing with them and they still have the spare parts :D