Sunday, August 07, 2005

A Late Night Dating Philosophy from Rachel and Heather

“If only we could try out boyfriends like this.”

So quotes my dear friend Heather as she attempts to undo a recent hair mishap. If only dating was like dying your hair---if you get it wrong you can go back to Wal-mart and get a new color to fix it. How often does it feel like we “get it wrong.” I mean, the box looked great: the conversation was good, there was definitely flirting, the connection was there. And then not too long later, it just isn’t there anymore. If only we could go to Wal-mart and buy a new one.
But dating doesn’t work like that. There can be a lot of wrong colors in dating. For some people, they pick the right color immediately. And that amazes me. It’s awesome for them, but for the rest of us, we keep ending back up at Wal-mart.The interesting thing about dying your hair, is that most people always end up back to their original color, or their original color with highlights. Maybe that is what it is really all about. Being original…being yourself and finding someone who likes you for who you are. And maybe that person can be the highlight…the person who not only brightens your day but compliments who you are as well. Once that person is found, maybe we won’t have to go to Wal-mart anymore.

4 comments:

Lalah DeSha said...

Haha! That is soo awesome! I laughed out loud on that one in total agreement! Yeah, I don't get how some people can pick the right color the first time while there are others of us that constantly have to keep going back to Wal-mart. Love the highlights part about how that person should brighten your day as well as compliment you. What I don't get is how some girls, even when they know they've picked out the wrong color, keep going back and making the same mistake again. Too bad you look desperate if you seek out the help of a professional when it comes to dating but it is totally normal in any other aspect of life.
Well, back to Wal-mart for me...please let me know what you think of the new shade...

Speck said...

I laughed outloud as well! This is very true, and i must admit that i am guilty of continually going back to the "wrong color." For the time being I have decided not to dye my hair... atleast not any color that I have in the past!

theBROTHER said...

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-JON

Jules said...

Well said Rach. Since we call my boss Captain Analogy, I hear lots of analogies throughout the day... some that work better than others. This is an analogy that's witty and well carried through. Props. :)