Sunday, April 26, 2009

Of hair and rubber shoes

You know how girls always complain that we guys don't notice it when they do something with their hair or if they're wearing a different outfit? And if called out, we usually say something like "Sorry dear, you know I'm not exactly into fashion." Except that's not exactly true.

A week ago, I bought this new rubber shoes. Nothing special, just needed new shoes for badminton since I'm going back to playing in a couple of weeks. It's pretty nice, have a good bounce to it, and best of all, I got in on sale. Anyway, I wore it to work last Monday and guess what? Half of the guys at work noticed it. Nothing elaborate just a couple of "Hey, new shoes!" or "Nice shoes!" here and there.

So we're not exactly blind. It's just that we don't care so much about hair or eyeliners. Truth is, short of shaving your head--and probably even then, we will love you (or not love you, depending on the situation) regardless of hair or clothes or shoes or whatever. Now if you wanna go Helen Hunt (as in Carol in As Good as It Gets) and just want (or need) a compliment, do us a favor and give us a hint. Something like "How do you like my new hair? I had it permed/layered/whatever this afternoon." And I promise, we'll get the drift. (if your guy don't, might be time to drop his dumb ass) I'm sure we'll all be the happier for it.1


1Course if you want an honest opinion, you might do better than talking to men. It's not that we're not honest, but we really don't have the brain power to differentiate the subtle differences of "I need a compliment today." vs. "Seriously, I'd like your opinion on this."

6 comments:

Lizz said...

Haha, I'll keep that in mind for when I do something new to my hair.

philos said...

@Lizz: Or change it a lot like dyeing it green or something, I bet even JC would be able to notice that hehe

宝茹 said...

Well, I WOULD notice nice shoes and clothes and hair. I bet your shoes look really fancy.

philos said...

@KM: Err... I don't know, I'll try to update this and post it in a couple of days and you can decide then hehe

joyfulchicken said...

I usually don't notice new shoes unless they're bright orange and have blinking lights. Did you get a pair of those?

philos said...

@JC: Just goes to prove how correct my advice to Lizz is. Oh, and nope.