Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Would you shave your head for $10,000?
Recently friends of ours were telling us about their daughter, who auditioned for a television commercial. There was one special criteria, she was told. They wanted to shave her head. For $300 extra.
No way, says she who has hair down to the middle of her back.
She assumed that was it; she wouldn't get the commercial. But lo and behold, they called her back and she got the job. They would make a "bald cap" and use a wig.
So she goes to film the commercial.
Her folks get a call from the set. Now they're offering her $10,000 to shave her head.
Now, as you can see from this picture, my hair is short. I measured tonight, and the longest hairs are about three inches (and ahem, currently much lighter -- blonde, in fact). I've only had my hair long once, when I was about ten. Then it was just past my shoulders. I've had it short my entire adult life. Sometimes permed to be curly, usually straight. I did grow it a little longer once, couldn't stand it and got it cut again. When I looked in the mirror, I thought, "There I am!"
So would I shave my head for $10,000? Oh, heck yes. My friend's daughter refused. She still did the commercial, and they used a bald cap and wig. She looks appropriately horrified during the shaving part.
So, what would you do? Would you shave your head for $10,000?