Seeing Red

IMG_0344Have you noticed how many TV ads have redheads in them these days? Nissan Tiguan; Newfoundland & Labrador tourism (Iceberg Alley); Wendy’s Restaurants; Rogers smartphone plan (2 of the actors); Tim Hortons (caramel apple bagel, one of the women); M&Ms; Audi; Clairol Perfect 10 (Julianne Moore); Kraft singles. Not sure why redheads have become so trendy all of a sudden – maybe because of their rarity – only about 2% of the world’s population has red hair which is due to a recessive gene. I’m just glad others are recognizing the unique merits of having a titian mane.

I’ve always had a soft spot for redheads. As far back as I can remember I’ve had at least one redheaded friend. Imagine my delight when my nephew was born with fiery red hair. Despite the hateful ginger episode from that mean-spirited animated TV show, I’m sure most people who have their own carrot top consider them very precious, as I do my Little Red. Who’s your favourite redhead?

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