> Allison: Contemplate shaving your head.

You briefly entertain the notion of just shaving this rat’s nest off. That would teach it to disobey you!

This isn’t the first time you’ve threatened your hair for its insubordination, and it won’t be the last. Both you and your hair know it’s an empty threat. You once cut your own hair as a child, and discovered to your horror and to the wicked glee of your friends that your scalp looks like a bag full of walnuts. You would never have the guts to shave it all off.

Instead you just use your favorite barrette to keep some of it out of your face. It’ll have to do. You’ve got to leave soon so you’ll have time to pick up your friend on the way to school.