The other day I went for a haircut. I asked for a pixie. I told the stylist I wanted it longer in the back, with lots of layers. She gave me what looks like a boy’s haircut. It’s not feminine at all. I’m so dadgummed miserable with it! I hate it! This is to be my last haircut, as I will soon be making my exit. I had wanted my hair to look nice for that, as weird as it sounds. I was going to color it as well. (It’s mostly grey.) I’ve had many haircuts in my life where the stylist ignored my wishes. It just strikes me as ironic that this one last time, it had to be this way. Why can’t people do what we ask them to do, when it’s their job? After it was done, I told her I’d wanted it longer. She told me, “Everyone has their own idea of what a pixie looks like.” Why didn’t we have that conversation before?