If you have eyes, you may have noticed that, in early July, I changed my hairstyle and added some bangs. I’ve come to realize something since then: People have strong reactions to bangs. Children, even. And strangers. Especially strangers.
Bryan’s nephew: [Pointing at Kelly Ripa on TV] “Jillian!”
Waitress: “Are you ready to order? OMG I LOVE your HAIR!”
Oreo Jones: “You look like you belong in Fountain Square.”
Such a compliment!
Bryan’s nephew: [Pointing at Phoebe from Friends on TV] “Jillian!”
Eh, random, but cute!
Guy at the liquor store: “Credit or debit? Does it take you a long time to get your hair like that?”
Umm, no, that’s a weird question. But thanks for noticing!
Little girl at the mall: [Wide-eyed, tugging on my coat] “Are you Taylor Swift?”
You are the sweetest! And definitely no.
Bryan’s nephew: [Pointing at Lady Gaga on TV] “Jillian!”
Guy in line behind me at grocery store: “Excuse me, but has anyone ever told you that you look like Lady Gaga?”
Cashier at Trader Joe’s: “Does it take you a long time to get your hair like that?”
Why do men keep asking me that?
Seeing a family friend for the first time in a long time: “Oh whoa! LADY GAGA!”
Oh no no no.
Cashier at Trader Joe’s: “So, do you like having you hair like that?”
Some older woman: “You look kind of like that singer? What’s her name?”
Some older woman: “Who? No… What’s her name? Lady something? The one with the crazy costumes?”
Cashier at Trader Joe’s: “So, how long have you had your hair like that?”
How long have you been so annoying?
Woman in yoga class: “OH MY GOD, IS THAT A WIG? ARE YOU WEARING A WIG IN YOGA?!”
Um, NO! And rude!
Cashier at Trader Joe’s: “Have you ever noticed that Lady Gaga’s hair is kind of like yours?”
HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT YOU’RE THE ABSOLUTE WORST?