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!"
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.