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Hair News: Balding man Peter Rate, 35, spoke of his frustration yesterday at failing to convince other people he’s fine with it. He really is.

β€œI was in the barber’s the other day and I made a quip about how it wasn’t going to take him very long because there wasn’t much left.”

β€œThe barber put his hand on my shoulder, looked at me in the mirror and said ‘don’t worry about it, mate – it’s what’s on the inside that counts.”

β€œThe more I told him I didn’t care, the worse it sounded. To complete the humiliation, when I went to pay him the Β£10, he said ‘let’s just call it Β£7.50′.”

Rate, who started thinning in his twenties and now has the begginings of a monk-like tonsure at the back as well as a visible scalp on top, says that’s ‘a typical reaction’.

β€œAs soon as I tell them I don’t care, they’re sure that I do.”

β€œMy Dad was bald. I knew it was coming. It’s natural, and I really don’t mind. I really, really don’t.”

Bald men have long propagated the myth that they are more virile, but Rate says he doesn’t have time for such flag-waving, as he doesn’t need ‘psychological compensation’. So why does he wear a hat all the time?

β€œThat is an entirely practical measure,” says Rate. β€œMy head gets cold. Or sunburned. It needs protection.”

So why indoors, especially at parties or in the pub?

At that point the interview was terminated.

Story: Jasper Gibson

 

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