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Grey matter

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by natpudan, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. natpudan

    natpudan Gold IL'ite

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    GREY MATTER

    It was a busy Sunday morning at the men’s saloon.

    There was quite a rush and there was confusion in taking the hot seat, sort of a musical chair event like.

    It would be great if they introduce the token system as in the bank, so that people don’t lose their cool.

    Kids do flock & it is embarrassing to peer through the magazines that are adorned by the scantily dressed actresses & models.

    But can someone take the kids away to kid’s saloons that are mushrooming these days.

    Why is that saloons sport only such magazines? Men’s saloon naa, where women folks do not come and the guys have the freedom to do what they want. These magazines also ensure customer retention, a marketing ploy right from those days.

    With the Unisex parlors’, this freedom may also be gone, as the whole family goes outing to the parlor spend half a day and sport a rich & flashy style and come out poorer by a few thousands.

    There walked in a mid thirties guy, stylish with I-Phone, dark goggles and an imported ciggy pack on hand.

    A kid spontaneously commented to his dad, uncle is smart but he can’t see. All tried hard to control the laughter. The guy too felt embarrassed & then removed his glasses. Who wouldn’t think the same as the kid, because the saloon is lit adequately and not hurting the eyes to wear a sun glass.

    There was more to come.

    Now it was the turn of the kid to take the hot seat, but the uncle requested & sat. The kid had to wait. The uncle was also happy that he snubbed the kid for his comments.

    The hairs started falling, left, right, center, sides and the guy was happy that he got the style he wanted.

    Now the kid was amazed & puzzled. He said to his dad, loudly of course, dad let’s go to a different saloon. Dad got irritated for many reasons – one is he couldn’t pry the magazines & secondly he has been patiently waiting for his son’s turn.

    Before the dad could ask why, the kid said in this saloon see dad, this uncle sat as an uncle and now after the hair cut turned in to dadaji. I don’t want to turn into a dadaji.

    The guys who were sleeping till then all woke up & started laughing and the uncle or dadaji got embarrassed. He must have felt that he should not have sat before the kid.

    Late realization. Poor guy his hair had started graying faster than his age due to all the stress these days & the creams that we use.

    Then the coloring session started & finally the guy turned out to be younger than he was.

    The kid on the hot seat now yelled, dadaji ban <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">gaya</st1:place></st1:City> uncle again.

    Again a burst of laughter all around. The guy must have felt really embarrassed but at the same time relieved as his episode at the saloon came to an end. He tipped the hair-styler and smiled a bit and was relieved to leave the saloon.

    Beware of kids. They are not adults to think before they utter.

    This could happen to any of us, though it’s an imaginary episode at the saloon.

    The fairer sex too make note of this and this could happen to any of you in the form of an outspoken small girl at the beauty parlor when you get adventurous with the facials.

    I thought of this when I started to color & hide my grey hair today.

    Let’s color while there are no kids around and sport a young & charming look all around.

    Does Grey Really Matter?
     
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  2. susri

    susri Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Nat,
    Ar'nt you that dadaji who turns into uncle ? :rotfl.
    Funny post dear.
    Little girls never give such a naughty comments , instead encourage their mom's..... this is kaliyug dear.
    Girls are always smarter than boys . :thumbsup
     
  3. Soldier

    Soldier Gold IL'ite

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    Once again a good read.
    I concur with Susri. Girls encourage their mom's for all make overs.
    Even for me . the peeping grey hairs are taken care of by my own daughter at home. So no probs.
    Reading ur post, i was reminded when DD used to tell DH (DH & his sisters all had turned grey quite early in their ages - probably heriditary?) when she was small. Daddoo nee thatha aayite. Poay seri pannikko! and we all used to giggle. Nowadays, she does this for her daddy too.
     
  4. ganges

    ganges Gold IL'ite

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    dear nats,

    I would never say grey hair matters. You must have understood why I am saying this. I too started colouring my hair little earlier at the age when I want to be young and smart looking. When I was 49 I had some allergy to this colouring and dr adviced me to stop. The beginning stage is very difficult to go through. That time my hair started showing all shades from white to black. I shampood my hair repeatedly, cut the black hair and somehow made it completely white. Now I am 53 and last week we went to guruvayur. There was a big line standing for the darshan so I too were standing there. Suddenly a police man came and told me, Amma, there is a special line for senior citizens. why dont you go there and stand. First I though I can say that I am not a senior citizen. Then i thought atleast this is the only good thing I found on having grey hair. I just went and joint the other ones and had quick darshan. Now what are you saying.

    Any how we wont have such experience in our beauty parlours like what you had in the saloon. It was well written with humour touch.


    ganges
     
  5. natpudan

    natpudan Gold IL'ite

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    Hai Meera,

    No I am not. It was totally imaginary but that could happen to any one.

    I too agree with you, girls are smarter these days, especially in the make over mania. :)
     
  6. natpudan

    natpudan Gold IL'ite

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    Hai Soldier.

    Welcome back after a small break.

    Girls are sweet. Imagine your DD calling Dadoo Nee Thaaththaa Aayittae. Inside the house it's fun, we enjoy, but if in a saloon it will be embarassing.

    Mine was an imaginary stuff. But I too started getting grey - both due to heriditary & stress, as well gulf water. Lucky I am not losing hair.

    Then like Jaya says I should look for a Wig. :biglaugh
     
  7. iyerviji

    iyerviji Finest Post Winner

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    Dear Nats

    When I read your thread in the morning I could have given the first fb but actually did not know what to write. So thought let others give then I can give. Your post is a good one with humour.

    Now a days children are smart and you cant talk anything in front of them. I started getting grey hair very late , now also it is not much.. Some people get grey hair in young age only due to tension.

    viji
     
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  8. natpudan

    natpudan Gold IL'ite

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    Ganga,

    I understand your experience.

    Yes it is advantageous & dis-advantageous.

    The pain we take to hide the grey hair with all the new products out in the market does cause allergy & at the same time increase the greying too.

    As long as we are not in an atmosphere where we need to maintain the look & feel, it's better to leave the greying as is.

    I did not have such an experience in the saloon, but soon might. It was totally an imaginary stuff. :)

    Thank you Ganga for sharing your experience.
     
  9. natpudan

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    Viji Ma,

    First fb or not, your fb is very valuable to me & many others.

    Heriditary & stress, water and all the chemical stuff we use are all the cause for greying at young age.

    Wish you remain young as ever & young at heart too.

    I am all the more happy to post my 1000th post, that too in response to your fb.

    Thank you Viji Ma.
     
  10. radsahana

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    Dear natpudan,

    IT seems you quite enjoy going to salon, albeit if not for hair cut, but for that magazine!!!!!!!!!:), bcoz so vividly you have described it.

    Now i wil insist that my DH shoud go to Unisex saloons only:rotfl

    Children can get away with saying anything, which is true most of the time.

    Keep posting and regaling us.
     

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