The Scene: My office
Present: Me and two attractive thirty-something female staff members Topic: Gray hairs
Staff member 1: I pulled out my SECOND GRAY HAIR this morning. That makes a total of two gray hairs.
Staff member 2: Two is all you got?! I’m pulling them out all the time.
#1: And they are coarse and wiry.
#2: Even worse, with my curly hair, I’m going to look like I have a continuous electric shock going on when I am really gray.
#1: I’m definitely going to cover them up soon.
#2: I told my hair dresser that I am counting on her to let me know when it’s time to start coloring my hair because I can’t see the back of my head.
Their boss (me) has been gray for thirty-five years. I had nothing to contribute to the conversation.
But I smiled.