Obligatory Conversational Topics Make Me Kind of an Asshole
by Noise Pollution
Socially speaking, there are few things worse than showing up somewhere after getting a significant haircut. It gives everyone an easy in for all conversation, so they all take it. The problem is that while it may be an in, there’s no out. that conversation is a complete dead end. It doesn’t go anywhere.
And it’s an idiotic thing to say in the first place.
“Oh hey, is that a new haircut?”
“No, no, you’ve got it all wrong. You see, in the week since you saw me last, I both got and beat cancer. I lost all my hair in chemo, but it all grew back to this length in less than a week. It’s a miracle, really.”