Sunday, April 24, 2011


My hair turned gray several years ago.  I had friends my age who quickly begin to dye their hair at the first sign of gray.  I wanted none of that.  It was my decision that my hair color would be whatever color God wanted it to be.  Gradually and gracefully (I think), my hair went from brown to gray.

As I turned gray-headed, I began to notice something.  Apparently, gray hair makes you stupid…

I first noticed it when I went into a ladies washroom in the building where I worked.  There were two young women standing by the sinks and they were talking about an intimate encounter one had with a date.  Well, when my hair was brown and I was smart, people would stop talking about their personal business when I walked into a bathroom.  My general assumption was that they returned to their topic once I left the room.  In those days, I could pee in quiet… 

Well, I walked into the bathroom with gray hair and these two young ladies were talking about an experience one had with a man.  As I walked in, I received “the glance”…  Once they saw me (or not...I may be invisible), they resumed their graphic conversation.  I draw from this that the consensus of young folk is that women with gray hair:
a.   Are stupid
b.   Are blind
c.   Are deaf
d.   Are invisible
e.   Have never had sex
f.    Have forgotten if they did
g.   Are invisible
h.   Are delusional

At first, I just thought that young people simply thought that gray hair made people stupid, but as time went on and my hair got even grayer, I realized that, not only am I stupid, but, apparently, I am also a blind, deaf, invisible virgin.  Now, I must tell you that being invisible is a lot of fun.  I hear conversations that I am too stupid to understand.  And, I am invisible, so I can laugh out loud and they just smile at me.  Oh my….I just realized that they also think I am delusional.  I must add it to my list above.  LOL

Being gray, stupid and invisible has been fodder for much amusement for me.  I hear conversations that I think they assume that I don’t understand.  On top of that, I think I am invisible….  I think ~ therefore I am…  Heh…  Just amusing myself for a second…LOL…  But I digress…  Just smile… I am gray headed…..

Of course, all of their conversation is not about sex.  Sometimes it is about drugs, cheating men, slutty women, etc.  Yes…I am still amused.  Then I amuse myself by thinking of things I would love to say to these youngsters… 

I want to say things like:
Well, that gives you munchies, but have you tried….

I think I "did" your grandpa back in the day…

Snow on the roof makes the furnace hotter….

I remember when I did that…hmmm….it was 1965…The Beatles were popular…back seat of a Chevy Bel Air…

LOL…are they doing that again?  I thought the rage passed by the ‘70’s…

Apparently you don’t know that I passed my hearing test with flying colors…

You did what???  LOL…that is soooo ‘80’s…

When my husband did that, I…..

Let me tell you what I did to the slut who tried to take my husband…It was 1978...

Or maybe I have the urge to just shove my finger up my nose... 

This gray hair does not make me stupid…  But, it does provide me with a lot of amusement…. 

A word to you young folks…LOL…I am not deaf, blind, invisible or stupid……..  And…uhhh….thanks for the laughs!

(DISCLAIMER:  Only the part about gray hair and the assumption that I am stupid, blind, deaf and invisible is true.  The rest is FICTION…Oh...and the pics MIGHT be me...)

Written by Darlene Cirinna
Copyright 5/16/2007
All rights reserved.
Snatch my photos and you die!


  1. Oh Darlene...I needed a good laugh today. I dare say that being grey may be worse than being blonde. Uhm...NAAAAAH!!! LOL...okay only joking my blonde friends I do love you.

    I think I should write a piece on being fat. Because once upon a time not so long ago I was pretty thin...and now after 5 children I struggle...but I could probably find things people think about me now that I am I've never been there. DUH...did I mention 5 kids?? HA-HA.

    Thank you again. Smiling from ear to ear!! Thanks Invisa-woman!! :D

  2. I think some young gals are just rude. Common sense would be for girls to stop talking about it when anybody else enters. But im old school. Your blog was fun to read.

  3. I totally agree with your point of view... and my own experience hanging out in women's restrooms completely confirms what you've said regarding their cluelessness. ;) But for now, I must learn to deal with the fact that I just witnessed you with a finger that looked like it was... never mind.
    I think I need some rest.

  4. @ Jenn: FIVE children???? I admire you. Two were a handful for me. LOL

    You probably just THINK you are fat. You will look at pictures later in life and ask yourself why you thought you were fat. Honest!

    p.s. I'm not grey any more... I'm a platinum blonde... That is what my grandfather used to tell people when his hair was solid white. I'm not white yet, but I am definitely silver! LOL

  5. @ Sheri: One would think so, but IDK...Maybe former Gov Bush was right when he said we needed a state motto and "We do things different here" was adopted for Florida. hahaha It is not unusual to hear way more than I want to know.

  6. @ Way2aware: Sorry, my friend. That pic does that to people...well, not the people who have snatched that pic in the past. I saw you hiding in the stall. You should have left your combat boots at home... Dead giveaway... I'm sayin... Good to see you. (((Big hug)))

  7. This is a CLASSIC Darlene! My favorite quote...... "I think I did your Grandpa back in the day" ROFLMBO!!! Man Oh MAN how I could just seeing you saying that to those young whippersnappers :) You go girl! LOL!!!!

  8. LOL...Thanks, Red. I think I enjoy shocking people. I'm not everybody's idea of how a silver haired lady should act. hahaha

  9. I loved this Darlene! I think the invisible part starts teh second you are 5 minutes older than the listener: I get it from teenagers! I loved the part where you wanted to say " I think I did your grandfather!". I needed that today!