Upon noticing that you’ve gotten a haircut, Bulgarians like to wish you a Happy New Haircut!
It’s sort of like Happy Birthday for your hair. I think it’s a charming tradition. I also think it sounds unbelievably funny in English because it’s just not something we say to each other in the States. Just to be clear, I think it’s funny and wonderful. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
This said, today I’ve had a number of people both students and colleagues wish me a Happy New Haircut.
Here’s the thing, I didn’t get my haircut.
I just did my hair–like instead of putting back in a bun. Specifically a sock bun. I’m obsessed with the sock bun.
Anyhow, this morning I dried my hair with my hairdryer and then applied a little hairspray. Watch out world!
The first time it happened, I just said thanks but by the third Happy New Haircut, I said: thanks but I didn’t get it cut. I just did it.
Then I was embarrassed. A lot. Why would I say that?! What was I thinking?! I should clearly just keep saying thank-you and this should probably be a lesson for me to do my hair more often.
The problem is that it’s winter and my bed is so cozy in the mornings and sock buns are so easy that I feel no real compulsion to get out of bed. Maybe today was just what I needed.