I finally caught “Memoir of the Geisha” over the weekend after missing the cinema run. One line by Zhang Ziyi that particularly striked me was when she told General Derrick in the spa, “Would you like me to turn your bathing habit into a pleasure?”. When there was no follow up scene on that, i guess we have to use our imagination on how to turn a routine mundance bath into a pleasurable activity. Frankly, I have no clue, do you?
I think one soap company read my mind and probably others too when i received a survey request in my email. One of the question was…
“How excited i am in using “XX” brand of soap?”
I am suppose to rate my feeling in a scale of 1 to 5 with the following definition..
5= beyond words
How much feeling can i derive from a bar of soap? To me, a bar of soap is just a bar of soap… a tool that i wont give a second thought. So i clicked 1 (Indifferent).
But wait! There must be more to that question. What IF there is a lady hand gliding that bar of soap all over my body, will I still still be indifference? Ok 2 (exciting) for me then. I am slowly seeing my soap in a difference light now. Throw in a jacuzzi and turn on the bubbly, i can upgrade my vote to a “3” (very exciting).
I will definitely be a “4”….that is extremely excited if wifey can join me in my jacuzzi. If she is in the right mood and want to “turn my habit into a pleasure” i guess i will be speechless. That’s a “5” for me.
Now, back to reality and right!…the survey request still open in my computer. I think i can’t answer this question because after giving it some thought, i think i am not indifference after all. The right answer should be “It depends on who is holding the soap”!