When the Bald Kid was in 8th grade, he decided to shave his head–as a joke–for the last day of school. He liked it so much that he kept it shaved for the next 5 years.
People asked me if he’d been sick and all his hair fell out, or if he was in the army or something–all the time. I’d have to tell them that he was just a kid and he was healthy as a horse, but that he just liked having no hair. It was a certain look he was going for, I guess.
For him, the look meant basketball shorts, huge T-shirts, colored high tops…and being bald.
What I didn’t know, however, was that he was becoming quite well known for his…look. So well known, in fact, that when Halloween came around…
one of his good friends came to school, dressed up…
shaved head and all!
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” or in this case, a good excuse to shave your head.
Silly, silly boys.