Erica: The Caption Contest

Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 7.16.30 PMIt’s been over four years since Taxotere took my hair for good. And about four years since I read a harrowing story that’s haunted me ever since.

The story—true—was about a woman whose wig flew off suddenly in a gust of wind on a busy street. Someone ran after it and returned it to her while others watched. The thought of it still makes the few hairs on the back of my neck stand up. What could be more horrifying?

I told a friend how I worried about such a possibility. She said, “You’ve got a great sense of humor. Just think of a funny thing to say if that happened. Then you’ll be ready for it, and you won’t be so embarrassed.”

Great idea. Only years later, I still haven’t thought of a good line that I’d have the guts to say. Can you?

Think of it as a New Yorker cartoon caption contest for the follicly challenged. A bald woman on a city street is watching her wig fly off above her. People all around are staring at her. Calmly, she says to a woman next to her……?

4 thoughts on “Erica: The Caption Contest

  1. After seven years of baldness, I wish I could say: “Big hairy deal!”
    I’m still working on it…

  2. There goes my boyfriend repellant! Pls dont be embarrassed-ive got that covered-damn the dodgy chemotherapy!

  3. I wish I could even agree with the cartoon. It is cute but I always thought I would rather have a bad hair day than no hair :(. I work in property management and have worked in Texas and Oklahoma where the wind reaches 60-70 miles per hour. that is the reason I do not wear a wig. I have had people ask and state that I am brave, but could you see a fat, bald 40-ish woman running after flying hair? No thanks.

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