Friday, November 03, 2006

Older and wiser

It's a regular Friday. Making plans to catch up with some friends over drinks in the evening and I look down vacantly trying to think of a good place. Then I see it, glistening in the sunlight a little more than the others. I bring it closer and inspect it more closely.

Oh-my-god. It's a second grey hair!! I've had one grey hair for a long time. Have passed it off my mother's love and such ... matter closed. But two, now that's age catching up .. no more of this hiding behind love business. Shrieks followed by closer inspection. More of these emerge.

Frantic call to B follows. Snubbed because he is busy making money for someone else and has no time for such frivolities .. I think its out of jealousy since all he has is balding grey hair. Curses into the phone and frantic email sent to close friend. Reply with no sympathy since she has been colouring her hair for the past two years to cover the grey. Also long time grudge since I had joked about her turning 30 and sent her 'On your 60th birthday' card, with some silly message about .. 'now you're just half my granny's age'. Ofcourse my grandmother is way over 60, but that didn't matter, she did not see the humour in it.

Oh well .. so now it's just me moping and you reading about it. I resign to fate. Thirties - here I come.

7 comments:

Beks said...

Have you decided what you want to do about it? To dye or not to dye - that is the question. Whatever you do, don't pull it or two will grow in it's place acc to legend.

Pea said...

[Beks] At moment will not do anything. Its barely visible even to me. Yes, def not going to be pulling them out. Had plan to get cool hair cut and streaking/highlights for next birthday. Will go with that plan I suppose... Or just look older and wiser.

Sunrayz said...

Hi girl! I can certify to this- the thirties totaly rock!! :)
Plus have loads of grey hair but my cool haircut makes it look pretty ok!
Have a good weekend.

mumbaiwallah said...

Be grateful. I've had grey hair since I was 15.

*BIG Sigh here* Time to touch up roots again.

Someday, I'm going to have the courage to let my hair grow out silver completely. Like Judi Dench.

grafx said...

get out the hairdye i say... and whats more a very nice glamourous color!! B will swoon. and you will feel great!

Nee said...

Age is all in the mind Pea, not the hair...
So think young thoughts ;-)

Pea said...

[Sunrayz] Cool haircut .. that's the trick. Need to get myself one of those.

[mumbaiwallah] Ah.. but getting it now kinda gets associated with age.

[grafx] Totally. Shall do with the haircut. Need to find a good hairdresser here.

[Nee] *Focus* ... thinking!