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the story of an invisible girl
I saw an older guy today, and it looked like he had something on his head, like I don't know a dark piece of lint caught in his hair or something. On closer discrete inspection, I realized it was in his ear. Then I noticed something dark in his other ear too. I figured they must be hearing aids, but they still kept catching my eye because they were an odd color.

Then I realized: it was ear hair. All of his hair was gray/white/missing, but apparently his ear hair is still its natural color. Dark. Little tufts of dark hair in the middle of each ear....

I tried really hard not to stare. I hope I succeeded.

Unrelatedly, She Who Clarifies is really cool.
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joline From: joline Date: October 5th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why would he not trim it? Yikes!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: October 5th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is harder to do than you would think.
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: October 5th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

No, I don't use it myself, but it certainly seems about right for the job. Certainly, I imagine it would remove enough that your ear hair isn't mistaken for hearing aids.
thelifeofbrian From: thelifeofbrian Date: October 5th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Kind of reminds me of the old joke (or was it a myth) - that men have a fixed about of hair, and as it disappears (or thins) from their heads it pops up in other places.
fachless From: fachless Date: October 5th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

I figured that my Little Trees Fairy needed her wings...
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: October 5th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sadly for many men hair keeps growing everywhere but on top of your head.
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: October 5th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, you know you're over thirty when the hair on your back is longer than the hair on your head.
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: October 5th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tell me about it. I gave up and decided to just give in to Mother Nature's wishes.

Funny enough, our offices are located on the same floor as the Hair Club for Men (and Women). I've seen lots of bad attempts at fixing these problems, I'll take my Head Blade and a chrome dome anyday.
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