At the high school where I work, this is spirit week in preparation for our homecoming basketball game on Friday. Monday was Mismatched Crazy Hair Day, so I wore my hair like this.
For reference, it usually looks like this.
I received a variety of responses and determined that today’s hairstyle was not crazy in many other people’s perspectives.
Male teacher: Oh, you got a haircut.
Female teacher: Hey, I like your hair! You should wear it that way more often.
Male student: Nice hair, Mrs. Howe!
Female student 1: What is up with your hair?
Me: It’s for crazy hair day.
Female student 2 (to her classmate): You shouldn’t say that. What if she was actually trying to look nice?
My favorite anecdote from today:
In one class, a female student mocked my hair derisively in Spanish to the girl across from her while I was standing in plain view near their table. After a minute, I continued circulating around the room to help students and overheard the other girl inform the mocker that I actually speak and understand Spanish. The first girl was shocked and grew a little quieter after that. I simply smiled and continued helping students with their assignments.