I told him "It was just getting to be a chore, it's too messy."
He looked at me with his heavily "tinted" mane and said, "Oh, I have mine done every three weeks, It's only forty dollars."
I thought, should I tell him I use the drugstore brand at $5.99 and get three uses out of it? but I just said, "Well, that's more than I can afford and I was hoping that people would either begin treating me with more respect or that I'd become completely invisible - AND I want to be sure to get every senior discount I possibly can." Obviously, I should not have shared that, because he moved on to talk to others in the group.
Honestly, though, I am not aging gracefully. I probably haven't LIVED gracefully either. I don't think I've done anything gracefully. I look at this old grey guy in the mirror every morning and don't recognize him. Sometimes he frightens me.
This morning I decided to use up the one-third of the color left from last winter. Now I still don't recognize the guy in the mirror. I'm not sure it's the hair. And I think I like the grey better.
|The color doesn't work well on face hair.|