At the beginning of this week a manager asked me if all of my hair was mine. Which I guess isn’t such a strange question since I do appear to have a lot of hair, but it’s a question that I get very frequently and I don’t understand why. Maybe because my hair is thick? Or because of the trend of having fake dreads makes people question anyone who has locks? I dunno. Odd.
Two days ago a preacher on my college campus yelled at me about being Rastafarian and demanded to know if I actually thought being Rastafarian would get me to heaven.
Okay, so I’m not a Rastafarian and how dare he just assume that just because I have dreads. But most importantly how dare he insult me and my assumed religion. At first I was okay with his preaching, because I love the idea of freedom of religion and free speech… but then I realized his sermon was nothing but hatred towards other religions, not just Rastafarians. I still value free speech so I don’t think he should shut up, but I think he should rethink his close minded views on other religions and realize that the “fire and brimstone” preaching isn’t enticing anyone to follow Jesus.
Today a drunk man came up to me in the Whole Foods market and asked if I knew what dreadlocks actually mean. When I warily said “no, tell me”, he exclaimed “HIGH SPIRITUALITY” and then offered me some weed.
Then to make up for all of the strangeness that has been happening, a kindred soul, from the lands of California (standing next her dready man friend), complemented my hair. So I guess that made up for all the crazy shit.
Wow, tumblr sure is going wild with all of these adds and I have to admit that I absolutely hate it.
The weather is beautiful today! It reminds me of home, rainy and in the 50’s.