The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 May 2008

The problem with infinite headroom

A pertinent observation from Venomous Kate:

Shiny red sports cars make gray hair more noticeable.

There are many contributing factors, of course:

  • Usually by the time you can afford a shiny red sports car, you've gone at least slightly grey;

  • Such cars tend to be rather low-slung, so even if the top is up, a minivan driver has a commanding view of your scalp;

  • Hardly anybody buys a sports car in sensible, square blue.

My own situation is no more fun. I can pop open the sunroof of my sensible, square (but not blue) sedan and get the wind whistling through my hair, but then I realize that there's scarcely enough hair up there to provoke a squeak, let alone a whistle, and I sigh, close the hatch, and press the A/C button.

Posted at 9:00 AM to Driver's Seat


I notice that, among gentlemen of certain years who purchase the sports car so the wind blows through their hair, the next purchase is often the hair.

Posted by: Brett at 9:06 AM on 19 May 2008

I don't think I could pull that off, as it were, if only because the growth has been sparse for three decades now and any change at all would be excruciatingly obvious, thereby defeating the whole purpose.

Doesn't help the babe-magnet aspect of things, either, now that I think about it. Not that I'd buy a car on the basis of hoping to get someone in the passenger seat.

Posted by: CGHill at 5:28 PM on 19 May 2008

I went gray before I went bald, but it was a near thing.

Posted by: Old Grouch at 9:11 PM on 19 May 2008