You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover

No matter how open minded a person may claim to be, everyone makes presumptions about others based strictly onfirst impressions. Seeing someone for only a split second, you find yourself making assumptions on that person;s attitudes, personality, and character. You may tend to notice things about someone;s appearance, mannerisms, features, and their company, that you may feel are grounds to pass judgement upon that person. I have learned a lot about this based on my own personal experiences in dealing with others who are quick to form an opinion about me.
I would describe myself as punk. I have short spiked hair that is dyed red and growing out, with bleached bangs.My lip is pierced in the middle, and I usually wear a ball in it. Once in a while I wear a
spike.I dress in bondage pants, rolled up jeans, and skirts with
ripped up fishnets. My shirts usually publicize different bands and
record labels. I can be seen in my faithful blue ten-hole Docs, black
Chucks, or leopard print vans.I adorn myself with several spiked
My appearance causes people to react to me in so many different ways. There are a lot of people who will come up to me and comment on what I am wearing, my hair, or my piercing.Although a majority of these people tend to be positive and some even compliment me, I have run into a few people that will walk right up to me and say ;ewww…;, or tell me how ugly I am.You name it, and I have heard it. A lot of this type of thing is done in passing, where people assume I won;t hear what they say to each other about me, or that that won;t get any reaction out of me.
There have been those who walk by, simply laughing at me.There have been others, who respond to me like they have never been out of their houses. They will sometimes sit and stare at me for a good 5 minutes or so. Once I look back at them and they quickly look away and about five second