May 10, 2006


Some of you might find this hard to believe, but if I have a feminine side it’s hidden so deep that hypnotherapy can’t even find it. Let me give you an example. I haven’t had to buy shampoo in a year and a half. We were given a gallon of shampoo by a company as part of a promotion and with my short hair that lasted for a long, long time. It doesn’t take much to wash my hair.

I finally ran out of shampoo and had to purchase some. Ktreva and I ran to the store on our lunch break to purchase some. I can go a day or two with out washing my hair, but after that it just feels nasty and I don’t need gel to keep it spiky. As soon as I turned to go down the shampoo aisle I noticed it was filled with all these funky scented and special needs shampoos. What the hell? A) I’m not buying anything that is going to smell like flowers. 2) I’m not buying anything to give my hair extra sheen and luster D) I’m definitely not buying something to give my hair more body and bounce.

I turn to Ktreva and say ”Do they even make a man’s shampoo? I’m not washing my hair with any of this girlie crap”Rolling her eyes, Ktreva loudly states that she will help my find man-shampoo. The other shoppers, all female, are smiling and chuckling. Ktreva, happy because she thinks she has gotten one over on me is also smiling. Not to be undone, I respond with ”Yes, that’s what I need Man-Poo.” Now everyone is laughing or looking on in shock. All Ktreva can do is try to hide her embarrassment over being seen in public with me at that moment.

We spent the next 20 minutes searching for something that would work. Then Ktreva find’s a bottle of stuff labeled, “Shampoo for men.” It’s a two in one deal that cleans and conditions. Like I care about conditioning. ”I told you I’d find a shampoo for men.” says Ktreva. Loudly I respond with, “Thank you for finding me man-poo.”

I don’t know why, but she ran out of the aisle trying to shield her face from the passer-bys staring at us.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at May 10, 2006 05:16 PM | TrackBack

She loves you... She must. You man-poo head... :)

Posted by: Richmond at May 10, 2006 06:49 PM

I can soooo picture that entire exchange. And I *am* laughin' my ass off.....

Posted by: Tammi at May 10, 2006 09:12 PM

It conditions?

Metrosexual wuss boy...

Posted by: Graumagus at May 11, 2006 02:17 AM

Now I'm expecting a 'review' on this man-poo. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at May 11, 2006 05:19 AM

You should market a shampoo for men! "Man-Poo, if it works for me, it'll work for you!"

Posted by: oddybobo at May 11, 2006 07:21 AM

Don't use shampoo - insist on real poo!


Posted by: Jenna at May 11, 2006 08:36 AM

I thought real men just used the bar of soap!

Posted by: Bou at May 11, 2006 08:50 AM

You wash? Wimp.

Posted by: Ogre at May 11, 2006 09:03 AM

Man-poo! :^D

BTW, what is this "conditioning" of which you speak?

and Bou: A bar of soap can be used only if the guy in question likes the feeling of having hair like toothpicks gouging into his scalp.

Or if he's bald. :^)

Posted by: Wes at May 11, 2006 02:28 PM

"but after that it just feels nasty and I don’t need gel to keep it spiky."

gel, you use gel...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at May 11, 2006 09:33 PM

He may THINK it's "gel"......

I know Ktreva......I wouldn't put it past her......

Posted by: Tammi at May 11, 2006 10:47 PM

oh it's "gel" alright...
*big innocent grin*

Posted by: ktreva at May 12, 2006 06:57 AM

ktreva - that is just one of the many reasons I love you so very much!!!

Posted by: Tammi at May 12, 2006 09:39 AM

I use the generic "shampoo". Comes in a gallon container with a pump. Only have to get a new one about once a year. If I'm out, I use hand soap. My hair is also usually short enough that it doesn't need a lot of soap to clean it.

Posted by: og at May 13, 2006 05:54 AM