Comic for November 20th, 2016
November 20th, 2016

Ensign Nancy Simon, Ensign Miriam Christie

I’ve never understood the social convention of the way people will just say to you “you got a hair cut!” granted, some people say “nice haircut” or “the new haircut looks good” but lots of people just announce it.  I tend to respond with “no, I got them all cut,” but this comic and next weeks offers a few other options.

Discussion (4)¬

  1. maarvarq says:

    Noticing at all is better than nothing. I went out with a woman a couple of times, and had sideburns the first time. She advised me to cut them off, but when I did and met her again, she didn’t even notice.

  2. Louise says:

    Regarding your response, Doc, it’s the other way around for me; when my mother or sister announces “I had my my hair cut”, I usually respond by saying “which one?”

  3. rmsgrey says:

    Yeah, the message is not “I can observe the world around me” but rather “I pay enough attention to you that I have observed this relatively minor change in your appearance (and am confident that I have noticed it at my earliest opportunity, so am happy to let you know without fear that it’s actually a change I should have noticed some time ago)”.

    It’s more like saying “I see you” than it is like saying “water is wet”

  4. The Other Mike says:

    What gets me is “Did you get a haircut?” I tend to go a long time between haircuts, so it’s usually pretty obvious when I get one. Next time someone asks me, I might just say, “No, my scalp has started pulling my hair back into itself.”