It is rare when Sue and I disagree on anything when it comes to Ryan. We know him better than anyone. Except, that is, when it comes to his hair. Ryan was always changing his look. One day he had a full head of hair that is almost over his eyes and the next it’s buzzed.
Sue likes his hair short. As a blanket statement, she likes all men to have short hair. Even me, despite the fact that I don’t have the nose to pull it off (i.e., it’s bigger than is appropriate for my face). I buzzed mine about two years ago (more to keep marital peace than anything else) and I hated how it looked on me. My thought is, if I don’t have the face to make it work then it is best to add something else with visual interest. In other words, hair.
I, otherwise, don’t give a hoot how other men wear their hair. As a personal preference, I like mine longer than most. I LOVE Ryan’s at about medium length. Exactly as he had it for his high school graduation picture. He has great hair!
If you got it, flaunt it! That’s good advice for the women out there too…
So, as a compromise Ryan gets a “summer cut” and a “winter cut”. The deal was that he will get his buzz when the outside temperature hits 85 degrees for the first time. To be clear, here in Ashburn it got up to seventy degrees yesterday. By my math, that’s a full fifteen degrees difference.
You might image my surprise when I woke from a nap to see Ryan… well… buzzed.
Sue claims she never heard, and thus never agreed, to the 85-degree rule. I didn’t push it because Ryan looks great both ways. He’s what the lady’s call “a looker”.
Besides, Sue was proud of the job she did on him. Also, she had dinner cooking on the stove and I wanted her to let me eat it. That’s not to say I won’t bring up the “2013 Haircut Scandal” if I need to get myself out of a tight spot because of something stupid I will certainly do.
I’ll keep this as my ace in the hole.