Last weekend my husband and I were driving to an out-of-town wedding. We got about 20 miles down the road and he said, “Oh darn, I forgot something.” I panicked because we were already a little late, and I was supposed to be helping with the wedding. “What?” I asked.
“I forgot to comb my hair this morning.”
Huh? I was kind of dumbfounded. Sheesh. Men have got it made. There are really only three things guys have to do to groom themselves: take a bath, comb their hair, and shave. (Well, I guess they should probably brush their teeth, too.)
We got to the venue and I went straight to the bride’s room to see how I could help. When I walked in, I was almost asphyxiated by a hurricane of hairspray. Every flat surface was covered with stuff–makeup, straighteners, self-tanner, blush, lipstick, nail polish. The place looked like a piñata packed with cosmetics and hair products had exploded and landed everywhere. The girls had arrived six hours before wedding time, and they were looking fabulous.
As opposed to the boys, who strolled in nonchalantly carrying their suits in a bag just two hours before the scheduled event. They changed into their tuxes, combed their hair (because presumably they had already shaved and showered), and were ready in 15 minutes. No makeup, no hairspray, no lip gloss. Sheesh.
I remember a friend telling me once that men are actually more beautiful than women. Maybe it’s true. Hey, my husband is cute and he doesn’t even have to try. He doesn’t use a special cleanser, moisturizer, or eye cream, and he always looks great.
It doesn’t seem quite fair. But then it must not seem fair to the guys that we girls are forever purchasing and trying new makeup and skincare products. And I’m not even going to get into how much we spend on hair styling, color, perms, and highlights. (Gee, my husband has had the same $20 haircut for 35 years.)
Why is it that women are always trying to “reinvent” themselves and guys just take everything like it comes? I don’t know, but there’s something to be said for a secure man.
Maybe we should try to be more like men? Nah…
Hey, honey, here’s your comb!