Thursday, January 06, 2011

Let's call them "Shiny-Scalped" instead

I found this in an article about men in the Boston area shaving off the hair that was left over when they lost the hair on the tops of their heads:
"There should be a moratorium on the word 'bald.' Everything else is politically correct, why not this?" he said.
Because things being politically correct aren't automatically a good thing. And, also, because you're BALD. It happens.

My late maternal grandpa started losing his hair at a pretty early age, and his complaints were more about getting sunburns and cancerous lesions as a result of those sunburns on his scalp than the fact that anybody would refer to him as being "bald." Which he actually WAS for most of his life. He really should have worn a hat more often.

The fact of the matter is that men lose their hair, and it sucks. It's not like I want to lose mine, but it could happen. And if it does, I'll be bald. No two ways about it.

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