Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blast from the past: shaving her head to spite her husband

Here's a great little find from an Ann Landers article, linked here from the August 19th, 1969 Edmonton Journal:
Dear Ann Landers:
My husband has always been on the conservative side, until about six months ago when he decided to let his hair grow.
I didn't say anything until his hair got longer than mine. Then I demanded that he get a haircut. He refused. To teach him a lesson, I took the scissors and gave myself a baldy bob. He said I looked like a billiard ball and called me a spiteful nut. I agreed to let my hair grow if he would cut his. His answer was, "I refuse to be blackmailed. No deal."
Last night, out of sheer frustration (and after a few drinks) I went to the bathroom and shaved my head. I walked into the room and said, "How do you like this?" He nearly died. Now my husband refuses to be seen in public with me until my hair grows out. I realize I made a mistake but I feel his terms are too harsh. What do you say, Ann?
Vergo
Ann's response is straightforward:
 Dear Vergo:
Buy a wig and stay away from the booze.
The best part? There's an ad on the page for "Unwanted hair removal" and another one for wigs! Contextual advertising at its best.

Personally, I think people should be free to express themselves through their hairstyle if they want, so I think she should have let her husband be. Still, I do admire her style - she was definitely ahead of her time!

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