Bad hair decade

In the late 80’s I was on a bus, in Milwaukee. Probably going home from my “McJob” at the downtown mall, late at night. A woman gets on the bus, no one I recalled seeing on that route, as it was usually full of other “McJobbers” from the same mall, most of them high school kids like I was. It was kinda cold out. She had on a knee length wool coat, over a sweater, w. a scarf, a woolen cap, and a head scarf over that. I was only wearing a hoodie over my grease stained “McUniform”, so I’m guessing it was in the high 30’s-low 40’s. Definitly not weather for what she had on. Ok, she’s probably homeless. I’ve seen many homeless folks on the buses.

As she settled in, she startrd peeling of the layers….She got to her head coverings. She finally got the woolen cap off, and out came the longest, most tangled, knotted up, foul smelling braid of hair I’ve ever seen! it had to be five feet long! It was salt and pepper, I think it had “tennants” too.

She “lopped” it over the back of the seat she was in. At that point, some of the other passengers moved away! I was sittiing in the back, trying to sleep, but after seeing all this, it was all I could do to not laugh out loud!

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