Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Couple More Ideas

Since I've been hatless people have been staring at me and my weird forehead. Of the young guys in the office where I sit there are only 2 American ones. The day after I got my hair cut the moment they each saw me they made a point of alerting me that they'd both noticed the hair was cut and they approved. It wasn't creepy, it was nice, but there's a certain way that a certain subset of American guys do that which says very clearly that they were taught that this was "something girls like" and that they want to make sure everyone notices that they have learned that lesson and done "something girls like." Truth be told girls do like it, and frankly I like it even when it's the tiniest bit stilted and rehearsed, however, in the week I've been back with the Head of Doom, neither of them has mentioned or even alluded to it at all. Guys, you've blown your cover, you're observant, it's too late to pretend you can't see the elephant in the room...standing on my head.

Seems like everyone is content to look but not touch, or speak. I'm usually nearly invisible on a subway and now every time I sneak a peek at someone they're staring at my forehead. As yet, though, no comments except for one darling pre-schooler on the bus ("What's on her head?)". I'm still prepping my responses just in case, though.

"Extreme Christmas shopping."

"Those reindeer games get a lot rougher than you'd think."

"What? My what? Oh my god what happened to me?"


  1. Anonymous3:10 PM

    You are too funny! Last week I went to dinner at some friends. Friend A was not home from work yet. Me and friend J and their twins were hanging out. A came home and we all chatted. A stood in front of me for a good long time then, without warning turned her back to me. Friend J began wildly pointing at her wifes head. It took me a few to realize that she had drasticly changed her hair style. At that point I said " Oh my god, your hair looks awesome!" She smiled and thanked me. When she turned again I mouthed " I owe you one!" To J. I think I got the boy " notices nothing" gene. Ugh.

  2. I, personally, like the last comment. Act surprised and see what happens...

  3. Anonymous2:25 AM

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  4. Auntie, good lord. I don't know what to say about you. Well, except that the same thing happens to me all the time.

    One of the aforementioned boys came to talk to me the other day and inquired after my health and well being. Of course he was really coming to ask after my software and knew he needed a lead in but I'll take all the sympathy I can get since he's a cutie.