If we had a tail...?How life would be different if we had a tail. This question struck my mind when I listened to an Urdu poet. Our lifestyle, attire, fashion, trends, even food and cosmetics would be somewhat different from what we have today.
Female would preen and decorate their tails with flowers, Scrunchie, fancy ribbon and other tail accessories to look more attractive. They would clean their tail with "Fair & Lovely Tail shampoo or Garnier's Tail-wash".
Thickness and length of tail would be smartness of man whereas slimness and girth would be the beauty of a woman. Companies would produce special products for the tail. Models would walk on the ramp swishing their tails.
Female would move their tail horizontally like a snake whereas male would move it vertically as lashing to show their love.
Covering tail would be a matter of discussion. In India, women would be known for covering their tails. Western culture would allow women to expose their beauty of tail. Censor board would cut those scenes where the tail would be exposed in movies and Women's organisations would protest against it as " Freedom for tail". It would be considered a violation of personal liberty and freedom of expression.
People would raise their tail instead of hand. Political leaders would join their tails to show their pre-poll alliance. Friends would shake-tail instead of shake-hand. While playing cricket match Bowler would appeal to umpire raising his tail straight up and the umpire would raise his tail if the batsman would be out and the bowler would wag his tail roundly after taking a wicket whereas All players would shake their tails in happiness. And the fans would raise their tails up and down.
Intelligent students of the class would raise their tail instead of hands in class when the teacher would ask them " Who can solve this question?"
Keeping tail up would be considered as the sign of confidence and moving tail high would be a sign of arrogance whereas tail down before elders would be a sign of respect to them and shrinking the tail would be a sign of fear. Tail in the tail would replace hand in hand for friends and lovers.