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Long Hair - Nothing to See Here

Sep. 3rd, 2007

05:24 pm - Long Hair

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I've visited "the south", and Oklahoma (wait, that probably is in the south; oh well, you get the idea; Georgia, Mississippi and Oklahoma), and yet the one time I've ever had anybody (other than people I know joking around) say anything like the following was ... well, in frickin' LA!

urox and I had just got out of my car, in a parking lot and were walking a short distance to a restaurant, in Gardena, CA (basically suburb of LA, but it's a city in fact), and an SUV full of young males drove past, windows down, and yelled, "Cut your hair, you damn hippy!" Wow. In LA. Huh?! I mean, seriously. I was stunned. :) How do such stupid people live so sheltered a life as to think that way *in LA*?

Anyhow, this is a bit of an irrelevant aside, as that was over a week ago, and I'm sure I ought instead to be posting something about Dragon*Con, but I just remembered that I meant to post about it, since it was so bizarre.

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From:urox
Date:September 4th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
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I didn't even see who it was, much less an SUV. I only heard it and it didn't even register that it was for you. Figured it was some mentally incapacitated homeless person.

I don't think they were sheltered so much as... unoriginal.
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From:mavjop
Date:September 4th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
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Heh, I saw quite clearly who was yelling out the open window of their stupid SUV.
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From:tamino
Date:September 4th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
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A few years ago I was crossing the street in San Bruno, with a walk sign where a bunch of cars were simultaneously trying to make an unprotected left turn with the green light after exiting the freeway (so anyone crossing the street there holds up traffic). Someone with his window rolled down said (sarcastically) "Take your time, hippie."

I was both aghast (when did "hippie" become an insult?) and perversely flattered. I don't often receive that level of praise.
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From:mavjop
Date:September 4th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
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Hehe. :-)
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From:jmarquiso
Date:September 4th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
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We southerners like long hair.

I just returned from the South, visiting family.

Strange thing that happenned to me at Golden Gate Park:

I was walking with my boss back to pack up things in a car. Both of us were dressed somewhat professionally.

An SUV full of young men drove by with their windows down - "Go back home, fags!"

I'd imagine we were in San Francisco, and if there was a home for "fags" it would be...well you know.

And I was the only fag among us. And I'm only half of one. I don't believe I looked it. There was no queer event in the park.

Bizarre.

Young men in SUVs with the windows rolled down are bizarre.
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From:mavjop
Date:September 6th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Heh, that is pretty crazy.

I'm guessing if one is the sort of neanderthal who yells "go back home, fags", then one probably imagines that any two men walking along together are gay.

Plus, hey, well-dressed!

You're so right about the young men in SUVs with the windows rolled down.
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