Monday, August 15, 2011

Superfluous Hair

Tweezers, wax, electric trimmer, electric razor, scissors. Tiresome.

I suppose I will know when I am old. I will no longer bother and go au natural and see what a forest can grow in my ears and how many spider legs can stick out from my nostrils.

I am reminded of the eighties when our elderly neighbour had a stroke. A few days later we visited her in hospital and aside from seeing her for the first time without makeup, he face was covered in sprouting hairs. Oh, the indignity of it.

This superfluous hair thing just seems to get worse as you get older. You've got a lot to look forward to kiddies. I'll just look forward to the day when I no longer care.

13 comments:

  1. Such a pretty picture you paint Andrew. :-)

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  2. You don't actually LOSE hairs... they just migrate downwards, from the top of you head to your ears, nostrils and upper chest. Oh yes... and the colour changes from vibrant brown to murky browny-grey.

    For women, it is even worse.

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  3. You're still young... that will take years before it happens. By that time they've found a formula against it. ;)

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  4. Delightful isn't Linda. At times I wish I was hairy and therefore it would not be so noticeable, to me anyway.

    Well described Hels. At least men are supposed to be hairy. I know many women battle against unwanted hair too.

    Peter, it has happened, I just spend time eliminating it, but not permanently.

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  5. I was having a birthday pressie facial once and made the same comments to the young girl as you have done - re chin hair - do you know what she said they call it "grannie's beard!!!"? The eyebrows get sparse as well but all tangly and you have to remember the smooth them out after a sleep...

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  6. I made a comment on your previous post about humour offsetting my mother's condition when she had dementia but I must admit seeing some facial hairs appear on her in later years was disconcerting to the very end.

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  7. Instead of free digi-boxes for pensioners, maybe they could give free electrolysis vouchers??!!

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  8. Ha ha ha I currently have terribly hairy legs, my excuse for my utter laziness is they're keeping me warm :P

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  9. MC, as you get older, there is rather a lot to smooth out after sleep.

    But Victor, it was not disconcerting to her. The problem was yours. That is an age I look forward to getting to.

    You could have either option Red. The electrolysis or the box. Sorry Bob and Dolly.

    Fen, my hands are over my ears. I don't want to think of you with man legs.

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  10. A nice segue to the previous post wherein you mentioned that Daphne needed a trim.

    Guess Daphne might well be a *Brazilian* native.

    Hair of the the dog that bitch you?

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  11. Too clever by half LS. You could nearly go head to head with a drag queen.

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  12. The one thing that I've made Sapphire promise me is that when I'm in a home she must make sure I'm not sitting there drooling with a BEARD. *shudder*

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  13. Quite so Kath. You can remind her that she will be old one day and will appreciate the attention of her children. Oh dear, I hope I haven't given you a mental image of your daughter giving birth, let alone being impregnated. That must be a hard thing for parents to come to grip with.

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