I recently had my hair cropped into what I thought was a chic and flattering bob, and was very pleased with myself until I got the reactions of everyone around me, which weren’t good. Everyone stared, as if in shock, and no-one told me that I looked great, like people are supposed to do. In fact a few of them bluntly told me that I’d looked far better with my ponytail. The kindest response was a sympathetic look and arm-squeeze from a co-worker, who assured me that “the same thing happened to me once.” Other friends told me, in hushed tones usually reserved for memorial services, not to worry because “it’s only hair, it’ll grow out soon.” And worst of all … one of my little girls burst into tears, saying “Miss, why did you cut your hair? I didn’t say that you could cut your hair!” Nothing would satisfy her but my promising that I would never do it again.
But perhaps the worst response was the Sonbeam’s, which was …. nothing at all. He actually didn’t notice my new hair (or lack of it) until I pointed it out to him. Does he need glasses, or something?
Anyway, I like my new wash-and-go hairstyle. I think I’ll keep it.