"Oh I can see you cut your hair, it's nice."
"Yes I did (cue big smile)."
"Isn't it cold for winter?"
"No it's fine thank you and I felt like a change."
"Did you break up with your boyfriend?
"No we are still together"
"Oh. Because in China we cut our hair if we break up with our boyfriends".
"Wow, that's really interesting. Thanks for letting me know."
When I talked to the girls at work about it they just thought it could have been an extremely awkward conversation if I had indeed just been through a break up or if I was unhappily single. We then just laughed it off and moved onto other interesting subjects like Friday drinks, job interview outfits and whether biscuits are called cookies or if cookies are called biscuits. In other words, it was just another day at work.
Are you a fan of direct conversation? What's your take on the cookies or biscuit dilemma? Have you heard of the breakup haircut?