What about my h…

What about my hair?  Yes, it is flat.  Flattened down by my hat.  I have hat hair.  Besides, it needs a washing.  Yes.  Dirt gives it body, but dirt also emphasizes parts where the hair sticks up, commonly called cow licks.  I’m glad you agree.  We’re together on this one, Nancy-Nan.  My hair needs a washing.

And what’s this?  Yes, dry, rough, red areas on my face.  I have a rash.  No, i don’t know what to do about it.  Cortisone?  Yes, i’ll try it.  All right, i think i have it.  apply about a finger tip amount while the face is damp.  Less cortizone can then suffice for covering the surface and rubbing it in and with such a small amount, the risk of side effects is almost nil.  And not only do you advise me on a cure, but you gift me with the necessary ointment!  Thank you, Carol.

Ellen tells me i need a facial hair wax.  She says the hair won’t grow back as fast, the hair won’t grow back as brissily.  She wants to treat me to the procedure at her salon, when next she goes for an appointment.  She does this because she wants me to have this experience and she wants to see me with improved looks and she knows the way to achiever her ends, through generosity.  I go along with her because i’ll go almost anywhere she invites me.  I love her company.

It works.  My regimen is now less manly.  I don’t have to shave every day.  The waxing was nine days ago, and the first signs of regrowth are beginning. The hair isn’t like the bristles on my hair brush.  Instead, my beard hairs on my chinny chin chin are soft.  The mustache hairs still aren’t back and my whole face looks more open.  Ellen made sure i had a supply of wax so i could continue the regimen at home, whenever necessay.  She escorted me to the drug store to make sure we got the right product.  What a force for good she is.  Thank you, Ellen.

I think i’m set in the facial department for awhile, now.  Hooray for my friends and me.


  1. And now, having read this, I’M set in the facial department also! Your posts make my day. They are so slice-of-life and open. Sometimes they remind me of a type of writing I’ve seen and loved in The New Yorker.

    Good job!

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