ungrateful relatives

I’ve been absent for a while, I know. I have not had the time to write anything nor have I been inspired to do so. But as always there are a few things that have been on my mind.


May 2004

The Hair Odyssey. About 3 years ago I made the decision to let my hair grow out from a very short yet sassy and sophisticated cut. Until October 2008 I used the same male stylist but I had to cut him loose. The man would get high during the day and it was like a roll of the dice whether or not he styled your hair the way you asked. The final straw was when I asked him to trim the dead ends and he cut more than an inch with the sides being shorter than the back. I was not happy!

A couple of weeks ago I tried out a new stylist who cut my hair in an inverted bob. Although it was what I asked for, I wasn’t happy with it. I realized it would be more time consuming with maintenance and making my gym routine more cumbersome. Last Thursday I had my hair relaxed and a few tracks added to make the bob more dramatic. Still, I was not happy and I was worried if it looked “right”.

I was giving my hair more time and energy than I wanted. At this point in my life I don’t need the headache so Saturday morning I walked into Great Clips and asked the stylist to cut it off. Using a picture (see above) I gave her of me with the desired style, the stylist gave me what I asked for. All is good and I am very pleased.

Ungrateful Relatives. Everyone has them. I am no exception. They tend to be oblivious to common decency or courtesy and believe the world revolves around them. They generally tend to show a disregard for anyone’s feelings and a lack of respect for another’s personal property. I recently had a close encounter with such a person. The encounter left me bewildered, hurt, and with a resolve not to find myself in such a situation again. This was such a hard lesson to learn. However, it is, what it is.