A FOF woman sitting across from me in the subway had such thin hair her scalp was visible. She was impeccably dressed and had a trim figure, but her hair (or lack of it) detracted from her over-all appearance. At least, that’s what I thought. Clearly, she didn’t seem to mind at all. I don’t care whether I have the same amount of hair I had when I was 20, but I’d prefer not to see my scalp.
Funny how we all concentrate on different things and can also be full of contradictions:
One FOF is happy to let her hair go gray, but she colors her eyebrows.
Another buys a limited selection of expensive clothes and doesn’t mind wearing the same sweater, shirt or slacks twice in one week, but she owns more eyeglass frames than Lenscrafters.
A third FOF doesn’t lose sleep about her under-eye darkness…
…but she goes crazy when she breaks a nail or chips her polish
One FOF must wear feminine nightwear…
…but her daytime outfit of choice is sweats and a tee.
A fifth hasn’t changed her hairstyle in years, but she changes her fashion style every season.
I wonder if the woman I saw on the subway ever sees her hair the way I saw it. And is she more secure than I because it doesn’t bother her the way it would bother me? Then again, I’m heftier than she was, so maybe she looked at me and thought: “That FOF should lose some weight.”