In the spirit of making this blog completely un-PC, here's my rant on homeless men:
Why do they love red hair so much? Is there something psychedelic about it when they're strung out or malnourished? Is it because it's unique and they feel they can relate? Is it because we are both considered part of the underworld of society?
I have 3 pieces of evidence to support this theory:
1. When I lived in Madison, Wis., I was walking down State Street, and a homeless man said, "Look, it's a ginger!" and then proceeded to beg for change.
2. A homeless man who seems to hang out near the Art Institute and Millenium Park praises me for my dying my hair, every time he sees me. Everytime this happens, I reconsider going blonde. Then I remember that Lindsay Lohan went crazy around the time she bleached, and quite frankly, she looks washed out without her copper locks.
3. While waiting for the red line at the Lake stop, I was standing near the stairs where the front car of the train stops, and a homeless man essentially cornered me. "Hey Red," he slurred, as his eyes moved from my head to my toes. "Hi," I said, after I considered that I had been told to acknowledge your potential attackers. "Real good looking red." And at that point, I bolted.
I know everyone is harassed by the homeless but do they always target your appearance? Or is it further proof that redophiles tend to be creepy and unattractive men?