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A hairy situation

By Kim Boccia (Contact)


Published August 13, 2012

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(Response to last week’s column)

It comes down to this, parents will be parents! If you’re a parent who is concerned, then you monitor their intake of inappropriate content. If you’re not concerned, then nobody can tell you otherwise, not even the Motion Picture Association.
Let’s not kid ourselves, we can’t protect them 24/7, nor do we want to. They have to learn the ways of the real world eventually — it just doesn’t have to be pumped into them. It appears that the adults who were “scarred” by movies as a child are more concerned with their own children, but that goes without saying.

Just saying…

Who “nose” what’s right?

I’m really putting myself out here on this one. It’s a pet peeve of mine, and it’s nose hair! As a woman living in America, I have to maintenance my body hair from my toes all the way to my head. I have to shave, wax, pluck, cut, color, and style my hair.
Why is it that some men refuse to see the massive amounts of hair protruding from their nostrils? I’m not talking about one straggler that they missed. I’m talking about the onslaught of nose hair that I could braid for them if they wanted me to.
Believe me when I say that I know it can be hard to keep up with the maintenance. I’m Italian and I have to do a lot of work to keep from looking like a man myself. I do it though for two reasons — one is to feel good about myself and the other is spare others of an unsightly image.
I believe it is a common courtesy to cut the nose hair and while you’re at it, trim the ears, please. Do the barbers/hairdressers not do this for them or at least tell them to do it at home?
The absolute worst is when it’s a professional like a dentist that has this issue, or someone in the food industry. I know it’s an embarrassing thing to tell someone, but it’s even more embarrassing for them if we don’t say something.
Is it that hard to say in a low voice, ”Excuse me Dr. John Doe, you really should trim those”? He doesn’t hesitate to tell you that you have plaque on your teeth. Am I wrong?

Just Asking…


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