My wife hates my hair. Thereâ€™s no better way to put it. She wants me to grow it out and look like Mr. Darcy (the BBC Colin Firth Darcy), but sheâ€™d settle for just a regular hair cut. She wants me to go a â€œstylistâ€? instead of a â€œbarber.â€? And she wants me to use gelâ€¦ lots of gel.
The problem is I donâ€™t want to. Iâ€™m not going bald or anything. I just like my hair shaved for many reasons that are quite valid and good by my thinking but not relevant here. My usual $12 haircut is number 3 on the top and 2 on the sides and back. In case youâ€™re unfamiliar with hair clippers, these numbers correspond to the type of spacer used when shaving the head with clippers. The only spacers that shave closer than 3 and 2 are the number 1 spacer and no spacerâ€”which really isnâ€™t a spacer, but you get the idea.
If controlling my hair means so much to her, should I just let her control it? Is this a trivial enough matter? I want you to reply with a specific yes or no. Reasons for you answer are especially welcome. And please reveal if you, as a woman control your partnerâ€™s hair, or if you as a man, let your partner control your hair. Mention other fashion related aspects (e.g., clothing) of your person that are under control by the partner. And are there any men out there who actually control some aspect of a womanâ€™s fashion? Are there any that want to?
More significantly, what you think about one spouse having some control over the other spouse with regards to anything? Not just hair or other things to do with appearance, but anything.
To make things interesting, Iâ€™ll even raise the stakes. Iâ€™ll keep a tally of the yeses and nos, and if the yeses outweigh the nos, then Iâ€™ll not cut my hair for three months. And I can even put up some pictures of my new stylin’ ‘do.
[Note to my wife: your vote doesnâ€™t count!]
P.S. My timeâ€™s up, and this is my last post. Itâ€™s been a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone for making comments on this or other posts.