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RBA
02-11-2006, 11:49 AM
I'm 42 years old, and when I let my hair grow out it's 50 percent gray. I went to one of those Old Country Buffets with friends. I told the young lady at the register, 1 please? She said, 1 what? I said, 1 dinner, what do you mean? She said, 1 adult or senior? It just hit me like a big brick, I'm an old man. ;) It's funny because, just two months ago, I went to a "Guess Your Age" booth and the guy guessed I was 36 years old. I'm going to get a short hair cut today. ;)

RFS62
02-11-2006, 11:53 AM
I'm 42 years old, and when I let my hair grow out it's 50 percent gray. I went to one of those Old Country Buffets with friends. I told the young lady at the register, 1 please? She said, 1 what? I said, 1 dinner, what do you mean? She said, 1 adult or senior? It just hit me like a big brick, I'm an old man. ;) It's funny because, just two months ago, I went to a "Guess Your Age" booth and the guy guessed I was 36 years old. I'm going to get a short hair cut today. ;)


First time it happened to me was at the local Back Yard Burgers, and I wanted to drag the young girl across the counter and smack her. Man, that hurt.

KittyDuran
02-11-2006, 12:10 PM
I'm 42 years old, and when I let my hair grow out it's 50 percent gray. I went to one of those Old Country Buffets with friends. I told the young lady at the register, 1 please? She said, 1 what? I said, 1 dinner, what do you mean? She said, 1 adult or senior? It just hit me like a big brick, I'm an old man. ;) It's funny because, just two months ago, I went to a "Guess Your Age" booth and the guy guessed I was 36 years old. I'm going to get a short hair cut today. ;)My hair colorist is my best friend...:luvu:

SunDeck
02-11-2006, 12:18 PM
Time to buy a red Miyata, RBA!
I don't keep a goatee anymore because it's got a lot of gray in it. I am lucky to have a lot of hair and it's very thick. However, my grandfather, whom I closely resemble had hair that I only remember as white. My mom said he went gray in about a year in his forties. I turn 41 this year.
Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick....

RBA
02-11-2006, 12:48 PM
Well, on the positive side, I still have hair. ;) My dad was gray/white in his 40's.

Dom Heffner
02-11-2006, 01:17 PM
Well, on the positive side, I still have hair.

Mine left me when I was in my 20s. I woke up one day and just decided it was time to shave it all off with a razor.

I'm so used to it now that I wouldn't have my hair back if you paid me. I love being totally bald.

It is weird, though, seeing the bits of gray around my temples, though.

LawFive
02-12-2006, 08:07 PM
I'd rather be gray than balding. Too bad we can't choose. Oh, well...

MWM
02-12-2006, 08:11 PM
I'm 31 and have recently started to gray ever so slightly in a couple of spots only my wife notices. But I agree with others, I'd much rather gray than recede. As long as it's still there, I won't complain. My brother started to seriously reced at 20 years old. He's 26 now and it don't look pretty.

westofyou
02-12-2006, 08:25 PM
Mine left me when I was in my 20s. I woke up one day and just decided it was time to shave it all off with a razor.

I'm so used to it now that I wouldn't have my hair back if you paid me. I love being totally bald.

It is weird, though, seeing the bits of gray around my temples, though.


"And in a funny way, the shaving of my, uh, head has been a liberation from, uh, a lot of, uh, stupid vanities really. uh, it has simplified everything for me, it has opened a lot of doors."

I'm not what you think i am
I'm the king of siam
I've got a bald head
My name is yul brynner
And i am a famous movie star
Perhaps you saw me in westworld
I acted like a robotic cowboy
It was my best role
I can not deny i
Felt right home deep inside
That electronic carcass

MWM
02-12-2006, 08:26 PM
So Dom's a skinhead! :devil:

SunDeck
02-12-2006, 08:31 PM
My brothers both have little hair left on top, while I'm a werewolf, by comparison. The up side is that both of them have something like Dom's approach. Neither totally shaves, but they keep it pretty close cut. Less maintenance, they say, than shaving. I would never say it to them, having a full head of thick hair and knowing that it would sound patronizing, but I think they both look great.

SandyD
02-12-2006, 08:43 PM
I had a professor come to class one night, and she appeared really, really agitated and not herself. Before class started, someone asked her about it, and she confessed she'd had a bad day ... that this happened, and then that, and then ... she got her invitation to join the AARP. She was about to turn fifty.

Jaycint
02-12-2006, 09:02 PM
I am 31 and have been shaving my head for about 4 years now. Whole receding hairline thing going on and all and I just figured I'd rather look like I shaved it on purpose than look like the balding guy in his mid 20's.

Anyways, the other day I'm at the store purchasing a movie and I guess when the cashier rang it up it came back as needing ID shown because it was rated R. The lady hit me up for the ID and stared at it for about 15 seconds and was blabbering on and on about how there's no way I could be 31 and how she would have guessed me for 23 or so. Needless to say my day was made. :)

KittyDuran
02-12-2006, 10:20 PM
Almost 2 years ago I went to Houston along with my parents for my Dad's ship's reunion. Went the southern route going through Baton Rouge and stopped off at a casino. We all went thru together and then I lost them, so I went out to the car (they weren't there) and then started to come back into the casino. Well I get stopped by a guard who asked me to take off my mirrored shades and show my ID!!! At first I was startled (Why? I went thru before) but took off my shades and another guard said, "She looks about 27, 28" while the first guard looks at my license. He hands it back shaking his head, stating that I sure don't look my age... I told them that if I hadn't lost over $50 in the casino I would've given them a tip. Made my day!!! :beerme:

Roy Tucker
02-13-2006, 01:56 AM
While at a soccer practice with my youngest a couple years back, I heard one of her teammates ask her "Is that your grandpa?". She was pointing at me.

GAC
02-13-2006, 08:58 AM
At work, all the associates had to get new pics taken for their new scan-in security system. When they came around the other day and were handing them out I took one last looked at my old badge (pic was 10 yrs old) and compared it to the new one.

Everyone was asking me why I was crying. I just never realized how grey I have gotten (especially in my beard) till I did the comparison. But then, my eyesight is also going bad on me too. ;)

919191
02-13-2006, 09:17 AM
I've been shaving my hair for a couple years now. Just because I like it. I cut my head last month and couldn't shave for almost 2 weeks. I hated it, but I was glad to see I still have a full head of dark hair. No gray! I am 45, and my dad didn't start to go gray till about this age, and my mom never really did.

Jpup
02-13-2006, 09:21 AM
very little gray, but my hairline is receding badly for a 25 year old. I shave it with the clippers without the guard on, I have never totally shaved it though. It's the butt of jokes by my g/f on many occasions. I don't care for it, but what can you do. I'll shave it bald before I comb it over or get a hair piece.:laugh:

flyer85
02-13-2006, 09:43 AM
Well, on the positive side, I still have hair. ;) My dad was gray/white in his 40's.I'm in my early 40's and my hair is half gray and I am not balding. My dad's hair was all white by his late 20's, I don't remember him having anything but all white hair.

KittyDuran
02-13-2006, 01:11 PM
My Dad's hair turned completely white around 65 - my Mom's turned in her late 70's (but she kept dying it blonde). My second oldest sister turned completely gray around 45. I'm pretty much salt and pepper - but more pepper. Right now my roots (both gray and dark brown) are showing :p:.

REDREAD
02-14-2006, 04:45 PM
Eight years of John Allen running the show is enough to turn any Reds' fans hair gray.. Blame it on Allen :lol:

Jaycint
02-15-2006, 08:10 PM
Eight years of John Allen running the show is enough to turn any Reds' fans hair gray.. Blame it on Allen :lol:

I never gave that much thought but my receding hairline does pretty much coincide with these last 4 or 5 years of horrid baseball. I wonder if RCast could find it in his heart to make up for it with some opening day tickets?