Thursday, April 18, 2013
Fix your hair, you cruddy bitch!" (edited to add my new favorite commercial!)
Our office has a huge parking lot in front and yesterday i walked across it to drop some bills in the mail. At the stoplight right near our office a 20-something looking woman leaned way out of the passenger side of her car and yelled this at me VERY loudly.
"Fix your hair, you cruddy bitch!"
It WAS kind of windy and my hair had blown right in front of my face just before she yelled at me. But otherwise my hair style was not worse than normal. (Which is to say it's not great , but not bad enough for someone to yell at me.)
I didn't do a thing but look straight at her as I walked back across the parking lot to the office as the car drove off when the light turned green.
But I thought it was the funniest strange thing to happen to me in a long time. And it occured to me that the young woman might likely be mentally ill.
The only reason i base this on is her use of the word 'cruddy'. Most normal people would say 'fucking bitch', not 'cruddy bitch'.
That same night was my bowling night and i told the story. And one of our bowling buddies who i just love is a defense attorney with his own practice (very laid back and informal and cool, sort of not how you think a defense attorney would be) He listened closely to me as i told this story and then he leaned in to me and said, "I have just three questions."
#1. Were you offended? (My answer was no because i really wasn't. It did not even occur to me to flip her off.)
#2. Do you think she might have been mentally ill? (YES, i replied.)
#3. Just what DID your hair look like?
Does anyone else have a similar strange story about a stranger who did something to you?