There are certain moments in life that aren't major in and of themselves but they serve to illustrate that you're getting older. One of these moments occurred in my life two days ago, while I was getting my monthly haircut.
Now, I know I've got gray hair. As I've mentioned here before, I've been getting gray hair since before I started shaving. I guess I didn't realize just how many of them I've gotten since then.
We were talking about the shampoo and hair care products I use (American Crew, usually) and the stylist said, "Do you ever use Silver Shine shampoo?" My response was something like "WHAT?"
She said, "Well, you have a LOT of gray hair, and it can help show it off well if you use a shampoo designed for it once in a while." I was still a bit flabbergasted, but after the haircut was over, I did end up buying some. I am sure that neither my father, or his father, ever worried about buying shampoo to enhance the appearance of their gray hair, but hey, why not show off what I've got?
Even though this incident did make me realize (more than usual) that I'm not a kid anymore, I still like my gray hair. I never plan to have it dyed. Growing up, being in the military, and working in the airline industry, I've earned every single damn one of them.