I think donating hair for wigs and other useful purposes is pretty nifty. I haven’t been patient enough to grow my hair out to a sufficient length to do it myself though. I have in the past gotten my hair just long enough to be annoying. Just above the shoulders and long enough to disobey combs and brushes. It never stayed where I needed it to be.

When a coworker gets a haircut though, it either takes me a few minutes to even register the change, or I don’t recognize them for a few minutes. It’s a toss up. Some haircuts aren’t drastic enough to upset the mental silhouette established for me to see John as John still. Other cuts, mostly to do with length or adding/subtracting bangs, will definitely get me to do a double take to make sure I know who I’m looking at.

At the end of the day, hair is weird.