Posted by Wade Garret (other posts) on September 07, 2016 at 09:51:56 Previous Next
I feel like Mickey Rourke from the wrestler. A bit aged in life but down and out. For a while I was unemployed and having trouble landing a job for the longest time.
I am a Rocker at heart. Deep down inside I am holding on to a dream to be in a band. HA, I just woke up having some coffee and in my dream I was surrounded by like 6 guitars.
Point is this. My hair is down to my upper/mid chest in length. But getting a job was important. After sleeping around on peoples couches for the past year and everyones perception has changed towards me since I grew my hair out long, it's been pretty rough.
Hell, I'm still wary of the police even more so as sometimes longhairs are more of a target than in normal. Kinda like that song by Crosby Stills Nash Young where he "almost cuts his hair" - Maybe we been there.
So I put on my game face. I was really attacking the job market with everything I got. Sending out resumes like a mad man. You would be surprised what wearing dress pants, an ironed shirt and tie would do for a man bun and a clean shaven face.
It's like I don't even have the man bun. I'm an undercover Long hair. I've been able to land several job interviews, 1 was a managerial position in training. I was questioned on the hair once. The other interviews the man bun wasn't even brought up.
I just started a training program to be a bus driver. No qualms or hang ups about the hair so far. The plan is to work and save money. Then to start the freakiest, sickest band you ever seen on the side.
I'm a psycho freak wild child rocker on the inside, but don't tell anyone I said that. So to you guys out there who think you can't make it in the real world or feel discriminated against. You can always go under cover like I did. Get real meticulous on the way you dress and tie the hair back and put on your game face.
I'm a spy for now but when the weekends come watch out.