I was in the waiting area of a Money Town salon last Friday. I had an appointment for a very needed, and long overdue, pedicure. (Will you still be my friend if I confess my toenails were beginning to look like talons?)
It became clear, pretty quickly, I would have a long wait. I walked over to Starbucks and purchased a Venti Green Iced Tea – extra ice and half the normal amount of sweetener, please.
I returned to the waiting area of the salon. A man was seated across from me.
I am nothing, if not a trained observer of Money Town residents.
Something seemed very, very, different about the man.
"What is it?" I asked myself as I surreptitiously stared at him.
He was, in my estimation, in his late forties. He had reddish hair and it did not look natural in color.
"He must be here to get his hair dyed," was my first thought. I don't run into that many men with dyed red hair.
"But no," my inner voice nagged … "There is something more."
I took in his clothing. There was nothing unusual there. The man wore shorts, flip flops and a v-neck t-shirt over his fairly large midlife paunch. The man wasn't in good shape. His clothing was pretty standard for a day when temperatures reached 100F. He had on a wedding ring with a very large (3 carat?) prominent square shaped diamond.
Imagine that! Another man with money in Money Town.
And then … a light bulb went on in my mentally confused blonde head.
The man had a good amount of dyed red hair on his head, but he was a Hairless Man.
I quickly confirmed my initial observation.
Arms – hairless.
Legs – hairless.
Chest – hairless (he was wearing a v-neck shirt)
I immediately appraised him again because the first thought that went through my head after I realized he was hairless was "swimmer." I glanced at the man's big paunch.
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"Maybe not?" I pondered.
Certainly, he was not in good enough shape to be a competitive swimmer.
Right then the waxing technician appeared to escort Hairless Man back to the waxing room.
This is where I turn to you, my readers for help.
Why is this Money Town man having his entire body waxed on a regular basis? Hairless Man is very fair skinned. He is not a dark, hairy, gorilla type of man. I understand some men have their chests and backs waxed frequently. Why would a man wax his arms and legs? (And yes, if I had to guess I'd say he waxes everywhere else too.)
Maybe it's just me, but it didn't look right. Or maybe it just didn't look right on him because of the contrast it presented with his full head of dyed red hair?
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