Friday, June 5, 2015
What Would You Call It?
I could look the man in the eye, so I knew he was about my height. It was pretty easy to estimate his age range, but when it came to his hair and its color I was stumped. I had a drop-down list to choose from, and the selections were pretty standard. The choices for color were Blonde, Brown, Red, Black, and Grey. I could pick from Short hair, Long hair, or Bald. However, this salesman didn't neatly fit any of the choices.
The gentleman was bald on top, but there was a nice thick fringe of hair on the sides. I could tell that he had originally been brown, but now there was plenty of grey mixed in.
I know some men are sensitive about their hair, so I didn't think Bald was a good answer, but he certainly didn't have a full head. And would he take offense at being called Grey? I consulted with Son Donald, and he thought that the best answers would be Short and Brown. That's what I went with.