Equal Partners
by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners

By Roland Ezri

"Women are the backbone of all societies. They do a substantial part of the work, and play a major role in raising the future generation yet they are largely powerless. The decisions that count are made by men and foisted upon women."

Writings by Roland Ezri

What Women Want – XXXII. A Woman Never Dies (1 of 2)

Does a woman ever stops worrying about her appearance?

No, never!

A good sign

Five years ago, I was in hospital after a fracture.  A short
while after surgery, I was moved to another wing to start

Most of the physiotherapists were women.  One day, they were
observing that one of their patients has made great progress
despite her advanced age.  This woman has apparently availed
herself of the services of the hospital Hair Salon.  They then
went on to say that, to their surprise, this person has had a
Formal Updo rather than just have her hair professionally styled.
One of them remarked, “at least, she didn’t have a Bride’s Updo.”
They all laughed.  But this particular joke was lost on me.

Actually, I was totally at sea here.  Not to be
uncharitable, but this lady was on the wrong side of 85!  Why on
earth would she care about her appearance?  How much can the
stylist do with her thinning hair?  Finally, why did the
physiotherapists considered the whole thing as a positive
development?  What’s the connection between her state of health
and having her hair done?

I do not tolerate remaining ignorant for long.  Therefore,
at the first opportunity, I called my wife in the hope that she
could answer at least some of my questions.  She answered them
all!  It turned out to be an eye opener.

A woman is always concerned about her appearance.  Age is
not a factor.  If she no longer strives to beautify herself, it’s
a red flag.  She may be physically and/or mentally ailing.

A professional stylist can work with any kind of hair.  She
has the training and the experience to meet the demands of her

She agreed with the physiotherapists that a Wash and Style
would have been enough for an old woman.  But, as it happens, the
customer is always right!

She explained what a Wash and Style is, what a Formal Updo
is, and how it differs from a Bride’s Updo.  She also added that
sometimes a woman will have the Bride’s Updo even though she is
not getting married!  (After all these years, this challenged
male cannot possibly remember the subtle differences that
separates these different styles!)

Finally, if a sick woman gets her hair styled, it’s an
excellent sign.  She is getting better, much better.  The woman
in question could be 18 or 80, it doesn’t matter.  The rule
applies to womanhood across the whole time spectrum.

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