Baldly Locks & The Ladies
If you hear the word “Rug” and start thinking about a thinning crown and the eventual toupee or shaggy life-like plugs that will call you head home, I am not floored. For some ladies, bald could keep you a bachelor.
No joke, according to the website, “customhairpiece.com”:
In 1992, researchers at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, surveyed 145 men, and found that 84 percent of the balding men were preoccupied with their loss. They described themselves as filled with self-consciousness, helplessness, and envy of men with full heads of hair. Single bald men who had begun losing hair in their early twenties were more likely to suffer from extremely low self-esteem.
It is no wonder they are not thinking of rugs in their home sweet home! While Rogaine comes to rescue, I will offer some real assistance with the rug in your living space.
“There’s nothing worse then walking into a bachelor’s apartment and he’s got wall to wall carpeting with stains and a dark track from the entrance of the room to the couch,” says one Connecticut friend in the dating game.
He obviously doesn’t clean the carpet, hence the mud trail from leading in and out of the room and that’s just what you can see. Wall to wall carpeting especially those cheap nylon blends are a harbor in a storm for anything you drop, spill or what ever hair fell from your head.
If you are living in a space with wall to wall carpeting and it is a long term rental commitment or your name is on the mortgage, may I suggest ripping up old tattered rugs. Especially if you are not the first tenant to foot these floors. Other people’s carpet is just plain un-hygienically gross.
Go the route of refinishing the floors and use small areas rugs to anchor a living space. Berber, Sisal and wool are all natural, neutral blends that are easy to manage and in small sizes easier to keep clean. Keeping your rug clean is another important part of the equation. Make an effort to sweep or run a vacuum over the rug at least two to three times a week. There are also very useful products at your local grocers that you can spray on to improve or maintain a fresh smell.
I know this is one hair raising topic, but if your floors are covered by dirty rugs that your gal pal is afraid to step; you will force this lady to run for liberty indeed!
PS. Going bald? I am all for a clean shaved head instead of sparing the sides!
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