We have had many discussions relating to my hair and its ever increasing length. I usually sport a buzz cut, and have since I was a young child, but ever since the start of the school year I have been growing out my hair. This is being done in an attempt to attain the infamous hockey “flow” for the upcoming hockey season. Hockey players are known for their long hair that curl out from underneath the backs of their helmets, and this hairstyle has been revolutionized by great hockey players such as Jaromir Jagr, Erik Karlsson, and Patty Kane. This style is often referred to as flow, lettuce, mops, mullets, and other terms. In the eyes’ of hockey players, this hairstyle is the cream of the crop. However, those who don’t play hockey may have different opinions. Your opinion is that it does not look good. I think this may be because I have had short hair my entire life, and it looks different so you are not yet used to it. When this topic is brought up, arguments often ensue. These arguments never aspire to anything serious, but I do not enjoy your constant criticism. You tell me to cut it… You should let me keep my hair long because I am only keeping it long for the hockey season, and, let’s be honest, it looks amazing.
I am growing my hair out right now for hockey season. A few of my friends last year decided to grow out their hair for the season, and more of us agreed to do it this year. It’s our senior year and we really want to have a great, fun year, and we feel that doing this would make it more fun and enjoyable for all of us. It gives us something to joke about and brings us even closer together than we already were. Once I started to grow my hair out, I started to love it. It was a new look for me and I thought it looked very good. Some of my friends, and even your friends, have even complimented me on my new hairstyle, but, even though I tell you that I am cutting it after the season is over, you still do not like it.
Whenever we get into discussions about my hair and I bring up these points, you usually dismiss them. You understand that it’s a hockey player thing and all my friends are doing it too, but you don’t care about that. You only care about what I look like and what I do, and you do not think that my hair looks good. You propose a solution that I cut my hair and go back to my short hair look that I usually have and that you like better, but I do not want to do that. I repeatedly tell you that I am only keeping it for the hockey season and it will be short again in a few months, but you think that that is too far away and you want it short now. These arguments never get serious, luckily, but they never end in both of us being satisfied with the result.
One solution that can be made to end this argument once and for all is I cut my hair. This will make you happy, but will not make me happy. A second solution that can be acted upon is I keep my hair long, and you get over it. With this solution I will still be happy, but you will not be happy, and if/when you get used to it, the season may be done by then so it’s not even worth it. A third solution that can be proposed to make both of us happy is to keep my hair long, but keep it trimmed. You do not think that it looks good and you often think it looks messy and, but keeping it neat and trimmed will solve both of these problems. Also, trimming my hair will allow me to keep it long just like my friends’, and I will hopefully think that it still looks good. I think that this is the best solution for me to do so that both of us will be happy with my new hairstyle.