The color, or word, “Pink” is really in these days, but pink mustaches, that’s going a bit too far, don’t you agree?
When I see something interesting that may make a subject for
ShirlandYou, I jot down a quick note on the small tablet that I keep in my purse. Some time ago I wrote “mustache on the front of a car.” I believe someone thought their car grill had gone long enough without decoration, so they plastered a mustache there. Now, I’m finding out that carstaches, truckstaches and bikestaches have come into vogue. After all, according to the Chinese calendar 2014 is the year for
the mustache. I’m sure this is intended for men, but why not vehicles, too?
Actually in some parts of the country a big “pink” mustache on the front of
a car means something more than just a decoration. It signals that behind the wheel of the vehicle is a Lyft driver, “your friend with a car.” It is a ride-share service that’s big in some parts of the country, like San Francisco and Chicago. They say there are over 100 drivers in San Francisco.
Lyft is a ride sharing computer app and has developed into a big business. Rides are prearranged and once you settle inside the car, a meter starts running. When the destination is reached, the rider is asked to make a donation. It’s based on the figure showing on the meter. This service is billed as “your friend with a car,” and it’s slightly cheaper than the usual cab fare. It sounds like a cab service to me, but it is catching on. Some people, though, are not willing to get in a car with strangers. If you decide to decorate
your hood with a big pink mustache, don’t be surprised if someone asks you for a lift.
Unless it would be a bumper sticker or two, most people don’t decorate their cars. Although, I have seen bull horns, Mickey Mouse ears, etc. The decoration we used were the American flags flying from the car windows after 9/11. I like seeing those even now. Let’s face it, mustaches belong on men.
They say the “mo” is making a come back. I thought it was already here!
My husband has been wearing a mustache for years. Now when he shaves it off, he doesn’t look normal and the white space that’s left under his nose where the sun couldn’t reach the skin, makes him look pale, so back it grows.
I’ve heard men call them a “crumb catcher,” “mouth brow,” or tea strainer.” Mostly, though they don’t create much inconvenience unless it’s four and a half inches long, the length of the longest mustache. Photographed here are men with mustaches that you will recognize and I wonder how many of them you can name. It was disappointing when I read that Groucho Marx and
Charlie Chaplin wore artificial ones.
I’m sure women care nothing about mustaches on cars, but what about on men? I checked on this and found that women actually prefer men with beards. Not the long, unkempt kind, ( like Phil’s of Duck Dynasty) it’s the 10-day-old stubble that is thought to make a man look aggressive and masculine. So, heavy stubble gets the most votes, 5-day is not long enough. What about the mustache? Some women love them and some
hate them and believe it or not the smooth face is considered the least attractive. What’s your opinion on this subject? Take a look at the photos accompanying ShirlandYou then let me know what you think about mustaches and see how many of a those pictured you can name. I’d love to hear your comments.