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#1 FionaBeagle

Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:08 AM

I'm starting to wonder if I have a hair phobia (other people's hair, that is.)  Apart from my children's and DH is bald so don't need to factor him into this question!

I was stuck in stationary traffic behind a woman driver who was combing her wet hair with her fingers.  As soon as we started to move slowly forward, she tossed a clump of her hair out the window, which landed on my bonnet, where it stayed for a few seconds before drifting off.  I thought "ewwww, yuck."

She then tossed out another clump which came through my open window and landed on my lap.  I was mortified and actually felt physically ill.  I pulled over and, with a tissue, removed the offending hair and put it in a nearby bin.  Just thinking about it gives me the shudders!

So wondering if I may have a phobia, or was my reaction pretty normal?  Obviously I am not a hair stylist!

#2 ~**SYMONE**~

Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:14 AM

That's freaking gross...I think I would have vomitted in my mouth a little.

#3 ubermum

Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:19 AM

I think it's pretty normal not to want bits cast off or out of people near you.

#4 missy78

Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

Eww that's gross. No phobia there!

#5 nano-tyrannus

Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:41 AM

I would have put it in a zip lock bag and approached her, explained to her the story of how you obtained it, and in a rather shifty way which would promote suspicion offered her the chance to buy it back before you started 'using' it (perhaps for some voodoo witchcraft ritual, let her mind fill in the blanks).

#6 cstar

Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

That is disgusting!

I don't like the thought of other people's hair, I can't even touch other people's hair yuk


#7 mks81

Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:59 AM

Thats one of the most disgusting things I have heard in a while and I deal with animal poo everyday.

#8 Kathryn74

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

Hair really doesn't bother me- I don't get what's so gross about it???

#9 Guest_Buy Me A Pony !_*

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:08 PM

I'm not bothered by hair but find that a bit off.

#10 wilding

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

Lucky it was hair and not a loogie  ohmy.gif  sick.gif

#11 HurryUpAlready

Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

Totally gross. That would have triggered a road rage incident for me!!!

#12 jo-v

Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

sick.gif Ew disgusting, what a feral, do that stuff in your own bathroom FGS.

My warped brain would have momentarily turned it into a giant spider and I'd probably have crashed the car.

#13 Lim Lam

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

ph34r.gif I do this...never thought anything about it til now.... ph34r.gif Sorry

#14 JustBeige

Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

It wouldnt bother me.  Its just hair.  I would have chucked it back out the window for the birds to use in their nests or something.

I guess being a chronic shedder since I had my kids (and its getting worse as I age) I am used to it a bit.

I dont tend to flick my hair out the window in clumps though, I do tend to do it in my bathroom when I come it through.

#15 flopsy

Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hair doesn't bother me, but someone pulling it out in clumps and throwing it at me definitely would.

I dont think it is normal for hair to come out in clumps like that! And why would you do that in the car?? Weird and a bit feral.

I think you have a right to be grossed out.

#16 LittleRB

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

That. Is. Disgusting.

sick.gif sick.gif sick.gif sick.gif sick.gif

#17 ~DragonLady~

Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

I think it is funny that people are fine with hair on someones head but as soon as it falls out it becomes gross. Its a bit silly really.

#18 Frockme

Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

I think you're the weird one op.  tongue.gif

I can not believe you pulled over and put it in,a bin.

I would have thought oh yuk and just chucked it back out the window.

A road rage,incident? Seriously pp? You need help!  biggrin.gif

#19 Rose Tea

Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

If it landed on my lap - I would have freaked out ewww... ewww ewwww

#20 Rose Tea

Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE (~DragonLady~ @ 06/04/2012, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it is funny that people are fine with hair on someones head but as soon as it falls out it becomes gross. Its a bit silly really.



hahaha I know. but it's just gross for some reason.

Edited by Rose Tea, 06 April 2012 - 11:11 PM.


#21 *Ker*

Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

roll2.gif Oh my aching sides!!!

QUOTE (Maxi318 @ 06/04/2012, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hair doesn't bother me, but someone pulling it out in clumps and throwing it at me definitely would.

I dont think it is normal for hair to come out in clumps like that! And why would you do that in the car??


Very true...funny and true!!!

Yep, I'm in the grossed out camp. You should have chased her and when she stopped at lights, approach her car and give it back.


#22 ~shannon~

Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

I find it weird how many people find it "disgusting". It's just hair, not poo, not blood, not snot, not saliva, just hair.

How do you all feel about your hairdressers having their fingers through people's hair all day, and then through your hair?  huh.gif

Oh, and my hair came out in clumps when I was breastfeeding. I wouldn't throw it around though... it was always something I dealt with in the bathroom.


#23 ali27

Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

I think anyone throwing personal  "waste products" from their car is a bit strange... but as PPs have said , better hair than some other of the possibilities.

#24 kay7

Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

laugh.gif Oh OP that's just so funny! I have visions of it and while I feel sorry for you, it still makes me laugh!

I think if I was in your situation I would have felt the same way.  And maybe did a little chuck too!

.... Come to think of it now I no longer fear spiders crawling in the window, I fear free flying hair balls  roll2.gif

#25 Oriental lily

Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:50 PM

What a bunch of precious princesses lol.

No it would not have bothered me.

Why should it?




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