My little sister, 12-years old, natural hair has an encounter with her teacher.
Teacher: Why don’t you wear your hair in an afro?
My sister: Because my sister told me that if I wear it out all the time it’ll get damaged.
Teacher: I don’t think that’s true. That doesn’t sound right? *uses her phone to Google* Ya, that’s not true.
Teacher: You should wear your afro to school. I would if I could. If I tried to put my hair in an afro it would not stay.
My sister: My sister makes her own hair products and mixes shea butter, coconut oils and stuff.
Teacher: Doesn’t putting that stuff in your hair make it all nasty and greasy? *Googles* Wow, shea butter and coconut oil are really good for your hair!
Now I’m wondering… but not really because pondering on this will kaput my brain… Still… how is it that you feel an instance of googling makes you an authority on telling someone what is true or not about their hair? Especially when you as a straight-haired blonde have completely different hair from a coily, afro-textured 12-year-old. I tell you something about my body and you Google it to tell me “no”. HOW ARE YOU A TEACHER!?!?!
one minute and four seconds into “2 Broke Girls” and Max sounds like my inner dialogue. ;)