I cannot believe that at my age, with all that I have been through with W, that anything that anyone does would possibly surprise me.
But when I discovered that someone had actually cut a chunk out of my hair, I was flabbergasted!
Even though it took 3 weeks before I realized what had happened, I was still very angry and felt violated. And they had the audacity to do it in public, and involve their small child.
I shop at a local grocery every couple of weeks, but I happen to go the same time and day of the week when I do grocery shop. A few months back, a woman about 20 years younger than myself asked what color my hair is. She didn’t appear to be blind, but I answered anyway, “blonde”.
She got a kind of sneer in her voice like I was stupid, and said “I can see that! What do they call it or what number is it?”
“I’ve only ever heard it called blonde.” “What brand is it then?” “Sunlight?” “Geez! Are you stupid or what?!”
At this point I just walked away.
I had seen her a couple of times since in the store, and did not talk to her. At times she seem to be following me, it was creepy!
The last time I saw her in the store, she had a little girl with her in the grocery cart. I thought I saw her before she saw me, and I turned another direction and went down a different aisle. I didn’t see her again till I got in a register line to pay. As I’m puttin items on the belt, she comes up next in line behind me, and now the child is standing in the back of the cart instead of sitting in the seat. The woman bangs my ankles with the cart a couple times, so I turn and glare at her, and she backs up just barely. As I’m putting the last of my groceries on the belt, I feel a painful yank on the top back of my head, so I turn and exclaim loudly “Hey!” She is now standing between me and her cart, she has her back to me, and her arms wrapped around her child, saying “No! No! We don’t pull peoples hair! What do you say?” The child is looking over shoulder, smiles real big at me, and says “Sorry!” It really stung, but I just want to get out of there, and leave in a hurry.
In a couple of days, I notice the back of my hair is sticking up a bit, but I just give it a couple extra licks with a brush, and think nothing of it.
It is now about 3 weeks later, and I decide I need to trim my hair. This is the only time I part my hair so that I can section it where I can reach it to trim it evenly. As I am parting it down the middle, I can clearly see about a 2 inch round section at center back that is only 3 inches long! The rest of my hair hangs to just below my waist. I was so angry I didn’t bother to cut my hair. (Some things you just don’t want to do unless you are calm.)
That a stranger would cut a sample from hair without permission is just such an unbelievable violation of boundaries. I don’t want to even go back to that grocery. I know she did it, but I can’t prove it, and once again. I’m in a situation where if I say anything to her, I will look like the crazy one because nobody does things like that!
So I’ll just hope her hair comes out orange.