Gray Hair: Now Approved by Homeland Security
So it was really nothing out of the ordinary when I saw the TSA agent approaching. I steeled myself, thinking I was in for another spirited debate as to whether or not Pacifica Solid Perfumeis indeed a solid, or explaining that a sachet of Greens Plus vegetable supplement powderthat says "reconstitute with water" on the label is not in fact, a liquid. But to my surprise, he was smiling. He chatted with my husband for a minute about fishing. My husband was carrying a fishing rod (sans reel) on the plane, and we were sure that he was going to take it away. Nope, just more smiles (although a little twerp at Gatwick airport security in London did take my husband's rod away later for the one hour British leg of our journey, despite us having already brought it on board over the Atlantic, and despite it being up to the airline whether it is allowed or not, not him....thusly proving once and again that this type of inconsistent douchebaggery is still alive and well in airports). Ah, but I digress.
No, this guy was still smiling. Then he turned to me, and complemented me on my gray hair, which he stated was the reason he came over to talk to us. He said his wife was starting to get some gray, and it was freaking her out, but that mine looked really nice, and it made me look....wait for it......elegant.
So if you have been thinking about ditching the dye, you have yet another reason to do so. People, this is a Homeland Security approved haircolour. And while I am under no illusions that the next time I fly there won't be some wee sleekit security guy in Glasgow wanting to separate me from my eyelash curler for reasons that are unclear to both of us, at least I know I have a friend in Tampa. And actually, that has been the way with it. The random complements, I mean. Funny enough, they are usually from men. Who knows, maybe they are used to seeing their wives slave away with hair appointments and bottles of goo in the bathroom...hell, I've been there. But I do get the odd person coming up to me and saying they think it looks cool. And that is....well....cool. Plus....it makes me look elegant. You heard the man.....elegant.
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