Thanks to our business partner, I found myself at a very posh London cosmetics store couple of months ago. I only went because I was riddled with curiosity but wouldn’t visit the shop otherwise. I will probably visit it again because they have the most amazing scented candles on the planet. Green tomato vine. Trust me. It is unbelievable. It comes with a hefty price tag but lasts forever and makes for a very beautiful gift.
Anyway, the point of this post is to bitch about stuff. The ladies working there were immaculate to the point I was wondering if they’re humanoids. They looked alike, they have been born from the same corporate womb after all. They were pleasant, helpful, attentive and smiled ALL THE TIME! Their smiles were imprinted on their faces. I was observing them when they were not dealing with customers and their facial muscles stayed stiff in the same smiley grimace. I have found it rather disturbing. How much training does it require to wipe out the ability to show emotions? Can they cry? Frown? Be angry? Upset? Indifferent? Thoughtful? Do they remember how to be real?
What however should be wiped out completely is FGM. This procedure is barbaric beyond imagination, and thousands of women are suffering because of it for the rest of their lives. What I find deeply disturbing is that the mutilation is not only performed by women but also approved them in certain communities.