Hair in all the wrong places

Warning – “I apologise, in advance, for embarrassing my grown children”

I work in a small office made up primarily of women & one man. I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in!

Within that mix, there are few that are post-menopause, a few in menopause, a few rapidly approaching menopause and one youngin’ thrown into the mix.

As far as the male, he might as well be menopausal just because of the company he keeps! His wife should seriously thank us for giving him such an education!

In any office full of women, the morning coffee clutch conversation can be enlightening, to say the least!

A few weeks ago, what started out to be a conversation about whether to continue the expense of colouring your hair vs just embracing your grey, soon turned south & fits of laughter ensued.

This is just one of the benefits of working with this wonderful group of aging females, we can all share in the utter shock & horror of aging.  In this case, hair showing up in all of the wrong places.

Seriously, WHAT THE HELL?  How does this even happen?

Where do they come from & what nuclear components do they possess that seemingly allow them to grow within an hour? One of my colleagues described them as similar to another one of life’s mysteries; those blades of grass that suddenly sprout in the middle of cement?

If you are over the age of 40 and under the age of 50, your curiosity is piqued about now. Those alien nuclear hairs have most likely randomly appeared somewhere on your body, just a little teaser of what’s to come!

If you are over the age of 50, you may be crossing your legs, another sad bit of business, as you know exactly of what I speak!

According to my elder girlfriends, it gets even better! Not only do hairs show up in all the wrong places, but they disappear from the areas that hair should be growing in the first place.

You can only imagine our poor youngin’ at this point in the conversation.  A look of utter disbelief that somehow she landed a job in this office full of aging women! We assured her we are telling the God’s honest truth!

Men are not immune either.  Think ears & nose. I guess the good news there is at least you know where to find them!

So here’s the thing, I can handle the wrinkles & the sagging bits, but whoever decided to place random hairs on your body, at the same time your sight tends to be on a downhill slide, has a twisted sense of humour!  Not only do they pop up instantaneously but you can barely see them to get rid of them.

So the next time you see some poor old soul with a random hair growing out of their cheek, do them a favour & just grab hold & give it a yank! Chances are it grew within the last hour & they are oblivious that it is there.

Happy Friday!



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2 Responses to Hair in all the wrong places

  1. Martine Fournier says:

    Sad, true and hilarious all at the same time. Also a little horrifying as you lose hairs you had in particular places and shows up in places we don’t want with the strength of I don’t know what. I was trying to remove a hair on my neck and it took many tries to be successful. I now have to schedule time for this as it takes quite awhile. Waxing did nothing, hair is stronger. Shaving is not an option and hair removal creams make be break out. I laugh as there is not much I can do except pluck the ones I can see. Laugh or cry, I choose laughter!

  2. Anne Austin says:

    OMG, I think I just peed ( sp?) My pants! Great experiences! Along with this also comes the wonderful ability to not care as much. Thanks for the entertainment Lynn. Happy Friday to you!

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