Why is it that when young people dye their hair purple it is seen as rebellious and attention-seeking, yet when old women do it no-one bats an eyelid?
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Well, really, it's not the same kind of purple is it? But you have a point. And I have batted my eyelids at purple-haired older woman. The difference is that we all expect some of the gray-haired old ladies to dye their hair and we don't really expect young people with perfectly fine, not yet gray hair to dye it for any reason. And let's face it, dying your hair purple or pink or blue in lieu of black or brown or auburn is basically a bid for attention. Oh you could say you just like purple better than brown and that might be part of it, but you've got to know that brown is a better fit with society in general. Going against the grain and standing out is rebellious. I by no means think it is bad (I have a t-shirt that proclaims me such), but let's call it what it is, okay?
We think granny has probably gone bats, but the kid did it on purpose and we wonder why.
Old women don't dye their hair purple---that is a phenomenum of nature.
My hair has a purple tint---and I didn't get it from a bottle, sonny!
Besides, when you're pushing seventy, you can do dern well do what you please to your hair. Just ask Mame Eisenhower.
Well your scared to tell an old blue rinse biddy for fear she hits you with her handbag
Total Answers: 5, Total Page Views: 1,138.Because most people just assume the old woman has cataracts and can't really see what color her hair has turned. Hey, when I'm that old, I'm going to wear purple, probably not my hair, pick flowers from other people's gardens and swim naked in the creek. If anyone asks, I'll blame it on cataracts and ask if they've ever read The Emperors New Clothes. They'll just assume I'm dotty.
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