When I saw my first gray hair, I didn’t even consider dying the rest of my hair gray to hide it.
When I had to have a back tooth pulled, it never occurred to me that I might just ask the surgeon to remove the rest of my teeth and then no one would notice that I had that one tooth pulled.
When I gained a few extra pounds, I didn’t buy a fat suit so people wouldn’t notice the few extra pounds buried beneath it.
When wrinkles appeared around my eyes, I didn’t start wearing a mask because I thought that, without seeing those lines, people would never suspect that at fifty those lines would surely be there.
When the red spots appeared on my arms and the doctor added purpura to my long list of diagnoses, I didn’t tattoo my arms red to keep people from noticing those damned spot. Wearing long sleeves on hot days didn’t seem like the thing to do, either.
So, hard as I try, I am unable to understand why so many men are shaving their heads when their hairlines recede, or they lose a few hairs on top. Maybe I have this all wrong, and they are just so anxious to go bald that they are rushing it?