I recently got bangs. There are definitely pluses to having bangs -- I look more stylish and it conveniently blocked a pimple on my forehead. But there are also some minuses -- mainly I look more Asian, more specifically, straight from Japan or China Asian, and that brings in mind an encounter I had with a "deaf mute" in front of the Bellagio in Vegas last week.
The Bellagio has a neat water fountain show. I was standing in front of it waiting for the next show to start. And there was this late 40ish midwesterner looking guy. He wanted me to take a picture of him and his wife. But he didn't say anything, he simply handed his digital camera (which was the size of a brick, probably circa year 2000 with a 0.5 megapixel resolution), and pointed at the camera, the lens, the shutter and then himself. So I thought he was a deaf mute and couldn't speak. I was very glad to be of help to people with disabilities. So instead of being like -- haha, your camera is soooo old, I said - 1, 2, 3, Cheese!, and took several good pictures. Well, after I handed the camera back, he started talking to his wife. It turned out he wasn't deaf mute after all -- he didn't speak to me because he thought I was fresh off the boat from Japan or China and didn't speak English! I was soooo mad. Well, I wanted to be diplomatic so I told my grievances in Chinese to my friend. But my problem is, sometimes without me knowing, my Chinese slips back into English. So with him still next to me, I loudly exclaimed: I should've just taken a picture of his big fat ass!