Thursday, June 29, 2006
That’s short for moustache. We’ve been told that in Afghanistan, men grow a moustache and beard as a demonstration of their ability to care for a family. Men who don’t wear them don’t command as much respect as those who do. Also, men with grey hair can get away with no moustache as the color demands respect as well. I decided to give it a go.
What do you think? I don’t like it either. I took this picture just to show you what it looked like, along with my “high-speed” haircut. Can’t do anything right now about the hair - have to wait for it to grow, but I can shave off the “stache,” which I will do when I get back to my room and take a shower.
Actually, I’ll probably keep the hair short as it’s so much easier to manage. And if we don’t get to shower as often over there as may be the case, I won’t have to worry about it getting to greasy. Our group commander, who’s hair is a little shorter than mine, actually puts hand sanitizer on his scalp. He likes the tingle. I tried it. It does make your scalp tingle.
Maybe I'll just "wash" my hair with hand sanitizer over there.