A Colorful, Hairy Exchange

, , , , | Working | August 3, 2018

(I have short, red hair that I am attempting to grow out after years of damage from flat-ironing. I have put in hair extensions that clip in, and they are remarkably similar to my own hair color. I walk past an older, male coworker I do not see often, but I am very fond of. I am female and considered the social butterfly of my department. I teach at a high school, and this is after exams.)

Me: *walks past coworker* “Hey! How are you?”

Coworker: “What did you do to your hair?”

Me: “I just clipped in some hair to be different since I am not heat-styling.”

Coworker: “Oh, it’s almost the same color!”

Me: “Thanks! I have to get going. See you at the retirement luncheon!” *walks away*

Coworker: *grabs a fistful of my hair and pulls*

Me: “What the h***?!” *feels hair has come loose*

Coworker: “I wanted to see how strong it was!”

Me: “…”

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