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Old 08 February 2019, 02:05 AM
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E. Q. Taft E. Q. Taft is offline
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Well, I think it's nice hair, but I never know quite what to do with it. Also, it doesn't necessarily explain why such a high proportion of the unsolicited compliments come specifically from black women.

Now, some years back, I had a friend/housemate whose hair was longer than mine, but straighter and not quite as thick. But: whereas mine is a fairly ordinary shade of brown, his was strawberry blonde. Boy, did he get compliments. No one much looked at my hair when he was around.

(He also has a pretty exceptional voice -- another thing about which I am sometimes complimented, but not in comparison with him. Sometimes it was kind of annoying, but hey, a friend is a friend and all that. )
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