‘Hair-splitting’ Laughter

22 May

We love this comparison between women’s and men’s haircuts. Here’s the conversation regarding women’s haircuts:

Two women talkingWoman #1: Oh! You got a haircut! That’s so cute!

Woman #2: Do you think so? I wasn’t sure when she gave me the mirror. I mean, you don’t think it’s too fluffy looking?

Woman #1: Oh, no! It’s perfect. I’d love to get my hair cut like that, but I think my face is too wide. I’m pretty much stuck with this stuff, I think.

Woman #2: Are you serious? I think your face is adorable. And you could easily get one of those layer cuts – that would look so cute, I think. I was actually going to do that except that I was afraid it would accent my long neck.

Woman #1: Oh, that’s funny! I would love to have your neck! Anything to take attention away from this two-by-four I have for a shoulder line.

Woman #2: Are you kidding? I know girls that would love to have your shoulders. Everything drapes so well on you. I mean, look at my arms – see how short they are? If I had your shoulders I could get clothes to fit me so much easier.

And now, the conversation between men about their hair cuts:

Man #1: Haircut?

Man #2: Yeah. *

Don’t you just love the differences between men and women? Don’t get us started! [But if you want some clues, read the Farrels’ best-seller, Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti! ~ available at love-wise!]

Our friend, Carol Murphy, couldn’t resist adding this great line about hair:

Question: “What does a blonde call a bottle of black hair dye?”

Answer:  “Artificial Intelligence.”  LOL!

We invited Carol to share an experience about hair (from her travels) that also taught her a lesson. Carol wrote:

Travel is one of my greatest loves.  I find it fascinating to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of a foreign land, so I was thrilled when my work required a trip to China It was my first time to the Far East and I knew, as a blue-eyed blonde, I would be an anomaly in a nation of shiny black hair and dark eyes, particularly in the remote villages I would be visiting.

One day at a bustling street market, I noticed a tiny, bent, old lady intently staring at me.  She slowly but deliberately walked up, reached out and stroked my shoulder-length hair.  A look of  surprise overtook her lined face, and she started speaking with great animation to several other old women standing nearby.

Thinking she must be complimenting my flaxen tresses to her friends, I smiled and graciously replied “Xie xie” (thank you).

Turning to my Chinese-speaking friend, I asked what the sweet lady had said.  With a sheepish grin on her face, my friend answered “The woman said, ‘What a surprise.  The faded hair looks like DEAD GRASS, but it doesn’t feel like it!’” 

My friend and I burst into laughter, and when the old lady realized I wasn’t insulted by her comment, she giggled along with us.  That interaction was one of my most favorite moments of my whole trip.

How often do we make assumptions about someone simply because their looks are foreign to us?  I know I have been guilty of using a person’s looks as either a positive or a negative indicator of their character.  But as we all know, a well put-together person doesn’t always house a gentle, caring soul, nor does a rough exterior indicate a hardened spirit.  

God looks at his people with physical blinders on and he calls us to do the same.  In 1 Samuel 16:6-8, “The LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.’” 

Tomorrow I’m going to get up, put on my blinders, and see how many beautiful hearts I can discover! 

Carol MurphyCarol is currently developing a support program for people going through Chemotherapy and is also writing a book about her journey with Breast Cancer. 

She lives in north San Diego county with her husband Pat and 13-year-old son, Riley.


 * http://www.tensionnot.com/jokes/wedding_jokes/girl_hair_cut_story

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2 Responses to “‘Hair-splitting’ Laughter”

  1. Arlene Pellicane May 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Very funny! I remember my friend going to Japan and how everyone laughed at her “round eyes!”

  2. Lynn Mosher May 24, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    LOL Oh, too fun! Loved this! Finally got a chance to get over here. So glad I did. Love the artificial intelligence! Thanks for the great giggles! 😀

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