"I went for a hair transplant." the guy explained, "but I couldn't stand the pain. If you can make my hair look like yours without causing me any discomfort, I'll pay you $5,000."
"No problem, " said the stylist, and she quickly shaved her head.
Familiar with Mr. Clean? Yes. It's the detergent with that sinister smiling bald guy with humongous arms, and blonde eyebrows. How about the eccentric friend of Jerry Seinfeld George Costanza? LL Cool Jay? Vin Diesel? Michael Jordan? Find anything common? Yes. Baldness. Self-inflicted or biological setbacks.
Having a bald head or having ones hair cut to look quite bald(zip-zip-zip), is common to men here in Manila. I give you a bet, for every establishment, you'd probably find one or more of the likes. Some of them in a suit, while others in a monkey suit complete with their bling blings. Making eyes burn, just like staring directly to a solar eclipse.
Being bald has many benefits i.e.: less spending on shampoos, hair waxes etc., less time spent with the barber, resignation that your face won't differ at any cost, there are no bad-hair days, the list is endless. Humidity is also a factor. A bald guy would definitely be more fresh compared to Howard Stern in this heat.
I got nothing against balding or bald guys. My dad is close to baldness, while I'm starting to exhibit thinning hair. What I'm trying to imply is, we could still show a little creativity in carrying our hair. Blessed are those with thick black hair, for a lot of things could be done in terms of styling. And I think US President Bush agrees.
Maybe I'm just suffering from baldophobia.
“A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.”