Friday, December 2, 2011

It May Be Time for Another Hair Update

Several days ago I was minding my business in the Major University Dining Hall when two very nervous-looking young women walked up to me and tapped my shoulder.

"Um, hi," the taller of them said through a slight blush.

Her comrade was so flustered that I worried she would fall over, and I wondered what I could possibly have done to so agitate these pretty Asian girls.

"Hi," I said, confusion obvious in my voice.

"We're sorry to bother you, but..."

I looked on expectantly, and finally the second girl blurted out, "You have the most beautiful hair we've ever seen!"

I hesitated.

"...Thank you."

The first girl fidgeted.

"Can we take a picture with you?"

"Sure," I said, caught off guard and half thinking it was a joke. "I mean...if you really want to."

We posed for an awkward cell phone shot in which they grinned like fiends and I tried to force a believable smile. They then skittered away, thanking me for honoring one of the weirdest requests I've ever gotten.

I went back to my dinner and, about five minutes later, started to find the whole thing irresistibly funny. I resisted the considerable urge to dramatically toss my hair and instead just picked up my tray and headed for the exit, laughing the whole way out.


Woozie said...

If there's one thing asians love it's pictures with Americans.

patti said...

I would have liked to have seen that.

naturgesetz said...

The hair is kinda fascinating, with its slight wave. But still that took a lot of nerve.

Arizaphale said...

My daughter is blonde and blue eyed and she was stopped several times in Japan by complete strangers who wanted their photo taken with her! And hey! You DO have beautiful hair.

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silly rabbit said...

I have a sister-in-law who had gorgeous long, dark, model worthy hair that fell past her rear end. People used to comment on it all the time. Sometimes they would reach out and feel it without asking.

Once when we were in the market a man even picked up a hand full and smelled it! We laughed all the way home. But later she decided that it was pretty creepy too.

You do have lovely hair!

laura b. said...

I love that picture BB! And the story too...very sweet :)