so i work part time as a cashier at a grocery store. i was hired no problem with my hair, they know i keep it clean.
i've been dreading for about a year and a half.
a few things are starting to bother me though, when i'm at work. a lot of people comment on my dreads, or ask how i made them. that doesn't bother me too much, but when someone brings up Bob Marley or Rasta, i feel annoyed. i live in a town where thousands of Jamaicans live part time. most of them shop at the store i work at, because it has lots of international foods.
sometimes when they come through my till, they'll call me 'rastagirl', or ask me if i'm a real rasta, or a rastawoman, or if i smoke weed, like bob marley, etc.
i don't believe they are trying to annoy me though. they are all very nice and polite.
it has only been since i got the job about 2 months ago that i've truly considered brushing my dreads out. i don't want to, personally, but the attention i'm getting on my hair is making me self conscious and anxious.
i guess i'm just asking for tips, advice, or inspiration or opinions. thanks everyone
updated by @mel3: 01/13/15 09:55:08PM