This weekend I decided to do some late night shopping that I love to do. Wal-Mart is so much more pleasant at 9 p.m. then in the middle of the afternoon. I'm at the check out line and five men with locks come my way. Now I have to say before that I would have not noticed their hair before. Being a locked chic in training makes you more in tuned with other fellow locked individuals.
Anyone notice this about yourself, having locks sighting awareness?
Three of them come right up to me in line and start to touch my hair and ask me questions. Then one said, "I love your sisterlocks". I told him that he was the first one to get that right and it felt good that he knew what they were. So that's it I'm a locked chic hee, hee.
Now on to the heffa with an attitude part of my weekend:
On Sunday I had a woman say to me, I like your braids, who did them for you and touched them. So I told her and added, thank you but these are locks, not braids. She got real close to my head and said oh now I see their twists. Well their very pretty, in a funky tone. I said no their not twists their locks. She said, no their twists they are done with a comb, right. I said, wrong their done by hand without using any chemicals or added elements. Then just like that she said, well you do know that when they get real long and start to get heavy your hair will break off. Also they are way to small which is why they will break.
Now stop, think about it. This is what I said to myself.
Because my son was with me, good for her. Due to the manner in which she said it and the look she gave my hair with her hand on her big hip. I never really thought that I would have to argue about hair on "my head" with someone else. Of course I told her that I've seen several other women with my type of locks down their backs, healthy and with locks two times smaller than mines. I told her that my hair was strong prior and would not just fall off because it grows. So maybe hers would but mines is good. She replied with an yeah well.............who did you say did your hair again? Still rolling her beta fish sized eyes?
Now ain't that a Bitch!!!!!!!
You'll know she didn't get that info from me again right ;-).