Isn’t that a good luck thing, like rubbing the Budda’s belly, or kissing the Blarney stone? That would make your bald head some kind of national treasure, which, I think, you are obligated to maintain, for patriotic reasons. Consider yourself lucky she let you off with a warning this time.
You shouldn’t do this unless you’re absolutely sure her brest is bald, too. It’s best to ask first.
I’m balding, myself, with a bald spot the size of a pancake. I doubt I’ll lose all my hair, but I’ll lose more, I’m sure. I don’t see myself ever shaving my head, and since I probably won’t lose enough to make for a good rubbing patch (if I continue to follow my uncle’s pattern, anyway.) Still, it’s rude to do things like this to anyone’s physical features unsolicited, and it’s socially acceptable to punch these people in the face. Or at least it should be.
I recently shaved my head because I started balding in my 20s, but it’s fuzzy rather than completely smooth. Women do seem to like to rub it, and almost everyone I know thinks it is a good look for me.
Except my parents.
My mom says I look like a Nazi (great, because we’re all Jews), and my dad says I look like a concentration camp victim. My mom says it looks “uncorporate and unprofessional,” and both think shaving my head is leading to my low self-esteem. Notice the irony here?
I wouldn’t say so. I work for a huge corporation that you have most likely heard of and there’s this one guy in my office who shaves his head completely. He’s a professional, and they send him out to other offices to talk to people and such, and there haven’t been any issues at all. It’s a good look for him, too. I don’t think my head is shaped correctly to pull this off (at least, that’s the consensus of everyone I’ve consulted about it. I actually did consider shaving my head, myself.)
As to looking like a Nazi—I dunno, man. Do you sport a toothbrush moustache? That could be it. Otherwise, I have no idea.
Shaving your head completely usually works better with black men (and sometimes with black women.) I don’t know why that is, but there you go.
Not that you called for idle speculation, but I’d guess that it’s probably in large part just because it’s a common enough fashion that we’re used to seeing it. A lot of black guys, and a fairly large number of black women too, keep their hair closely cropped or even shaved.
I think you should work with the head rubbing situation.
A few years back my goatee hadn’t been trimmed for a few years (at least) and was approaching my belt. (Think ZZ Top) It was a common thing for women to approach me and ask if they could braid it. I always said, “so long as you do it sitting on my lap”.
Over half of them would climb on and braid. I kinda miss that.
That’s beautiful, man.
I had hair past my shoulders for several years and just recently cut it off. I miss having girls offering to braid it and touch it…it was a conversation starter if nothing else. Even in college very few guys had hair that long.