Very short. Extremely short. My reasons for doing this were twofold. First, because I wanted to get all of the black from the dye job out of it. The second is that it's almost July, and I figure the less hair I have for July and August the better.
I walked to BoRicks to have it done. (No comments about BoRicks being a hack job place... it's hair, I don't pay big bucks to have something done to me that will be totally gone in less than three months...) Three miles each way. On the way home, I cut through the park. There is a guy who is in the park an awful lot, in that sorta, "I don't have a job or any real means of supporting myself" way.
When I first started walking at the park, last October, he never even noticed me, except to give me this disgusted look once in awhile that clearly stated, "Fat chick. You disgust me." Since I did nothing to intrude on his personal space, I thought his attitude was a bit nervy, but eh, it's him.
Well, I stopped doing the park for awhile... when I started going back, he started watching me, and I noticed the look was much less horrified, moving gradually into that look that says, "Yeah, I'd shag you, you lucky woman, you!" Personally, for someone who is well into adulthood, who clearly is not supporting himself but seems to have no physical disabilities that would keep him from working, I think he's got a lot of room being so critical, so my usual reaction has been to just pretend I don't even see him.
So, today I'm walking home with my new, very short hair... and I walk past him. He's staring at me. I start passing him and he goes "Wait!"
I stop and turn.
He goes, "You cut your hair."
He spits on the ground and goes, "It fucking sucks. I liked you better before." And he's looking and sounding really angry, like I should have consulted him before I got my hair cut. Hell, I don't even consult my husband when I get my hair cut, cause it's my head.
So, I give him this...evil smile, which I do by raising the corners of my mouth while narrowing my eyes into slits. "Well, I liked you better when you kept your mouth shut and left me alone." Then, I turned on my heel and walked away.
I swear, people are getting weirder every day. I don't even know this guy, who the hell is he to offer his opinion?
At least my comeback seemed to shut him up. I don't often start with people, but if you bite me, I will bite you back. And, I will leave teeth marks.