The Kazah Effect

**The scenario(s) and definition(s) applies to both men and women and not just the men.**

It’s in the middle of the afternoon and you’re in line at the grocery store. You are minding your own business and all of a sudden you see an attractive girl from the corner of your eye. All of a sudden, your heart races as you are thinking about the different ways on how to impress her, as you picture her in your mind. Knowing that she is right behind you in the check-out line. You take out your $100 bill, hoping that she will take notice, to pay for your $6.75 Mac N’ Cheese dinner. Just so she can think something like “Wow he is rich and like a boss!” am I right? Dropping down the good ol’ Benjamen and implying to her that the Jackson twins are in the building as well.

Then, you say to yourself, “Damn, why did I buy the box of macaroni and cheese for dinner? Why didn’t I go with something more sophisticated like a filet mignon and a box of organic spinach that you intend to make a salad with?” If you would had gone with the proper ingredients you might think she would be impressed by you. Because in your mind, all girls love men who can cook a hearty meal. You then pick up a pack of gum and you ask her “This is new to me, is this any good?” She gives you an awkward answer “maybe?” but you still put it down on the checkout stand, hoping that you can try them out later. If you know what I mean!

In all of the excitement, you forget about your important meeting for your big promotion, your big raise, and your life changing moment!!! However, all that goes out the window as you to try to hide all of your signs of urgency. You do not want to let her know that she is being rushed. You would want to give her the image of a caring man. So you try to be polite to the cashier, by saying “take care madam,” it sets yourself as a kind and responsible gentleman that you are.

You step out to the Coinstar machine to wait for her, only to think that you would look awkward tinkering with the machine without any coins. From there, you move to the RedBox machine. You notice the new Call of Duty game is in stock! But wait! what are you doing? You do not want her to know that all you do is play video games and eat mac and cheese! No way! You want to rent out a nice ol’ chick flick so you can show your sensitive side! As you stumble to find your credit card, you notice that she has checked out.

Then you notice that she is leaving with a huge amount of food. You then wonder, why would she buy all that food? and not only food but baby food? And then you see it, the shiny ring on her finger. WHAT? SHE IS MARRIED!

As soon as you figured it out, you look away and it hits you right in the face. The stress that you are about to face. Trying to figure out a logical reason on why you missed the meeting? How can you explain it to your boss? But as you walk out, she asks “Hey handsome, can you help me with my groceries?”

Then the impossible happens and you see something like this:


That smile!

Damn, that pretty smile.

Unable to resist your answer is of course “yes”, and you help her out anyway knowing that you might get fired from your job afterwards.

Definition of “The Kazah Effect”

Ahh yes, the sexual attraction of females! It is a burden that we men bear. Since the old days of cavemen, men have fallen helplessly to  the attraction of women. Whenever a man sees an attractive women, all of his attention is on her and not on what is important, his future. Now, I am not saying that women are the cause of man’s problems. Of course not. But, the cause of the problem is what I like to call; The Kazah Effect.

(Grease, You’re the one I want – 1978 Paramount Pictures)

The Kazah Effect is a phenomenon where a man exhibits an altruistic behavior towards a woman because she is beautiful or very friendly. Many people experience the temptations every second as many people would then experience The Kazah Effect when helping out a woman. For example, I have seen cases where the man will lose sleep and sacrifice his duties to ensure that the woman is bliss and has what she asked for in the first place. Although this altruistic behavior is nothing more but of good heart, this effect can be a problem when the man forgets his original duties as he falls for the woman. This can get dangerous!

Whether it is trying to impress a her, wanting to ask her out, or the urge to help her out. What ever you do just don’t stress too much about it. The Kazah Effect is widespread, and there is no known cure for it. Men who deny having or will have the symptoms of the Kazah Effect, are lying. The truth is all men will experience this phenomenon at least once in their lifetime; hence trying to find “the one” to marry.

To all the men out there, there is a time and place for everything. And in this case, finding the right woman. As with anything, keep your goals straight in your life and ensure that those goals are met. Bend your stress when it comes to relationships and understand that at a young age in your life, nothing is permanent.

**The scenario(s) and definition(s) applies to both men and women and not just the men.**

Co-Author & Edited by: Mohamad Kazah
September 21st, 2011.

About the Author: Kevin Kim

I have devoted my life to science and rational thinking. As a student in life's classroom, I am striving to learn something new every day. Graduate of UC Riverside, Class of 2012. Graduate Student at Keck Graduate Institute, part of the Claremont Colleges. Class of 2014 with a Masters in Bioscience. The track is pharmaceutical design and development with the ultimate goal of becoming a pharmacist who can also contribute scientifically through research. I hope that through my postings, people will no longer be crippled by stress and anxiety. Fight on! Fight Strong!

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