Friday dilemma: transport workers & personal grooming
So the other day at Sydney’s Town Hall train station, there was a CityRail worker manning the exits with a mad mohawk just like the accompanying image of De Niro’s Travis Bickle in the movie Taxi Driver.
Call me paranoid. Call me old school. Call me totally out of touch, but it wasn’t a good look.
The guy wasn’t a train driver himself, but he works for an organisation that sends 300 tonne trains hurtling through dark tunnels every minute of the day. And there’s just something in me that wants employees of that organisation to have sensible hair.
Actually, it’d be even nicer if CityRail had sensible timetables and a sensible ticketing structure that allows you to get on and off a train at the same stop without buying a fresh ticket.
But back to the hair. Cops have sensible hair. Firemen and fireladies have sensible hair. Teachers usually have sensible hair. And even if they don’t, their hairdos are some way short of a mad orange mohawk.
Indeed, it’s hard to think of any job in Australian public life outside of the entertainment industry where mad hair is totally acceptable.
Mind you, have you guys ever had the misfortune to ride a CityRail train? These guys pretty much are in the entertainment game. Maybe that explains it.
Anyway, what say you all? Crazy hair good or crazy hair bad?
Oh, and a special prize of the stale Vita-Weats in my bottom draw for the first person who says “You’ve got no hair, who are you to comment?”. I give it about seven minutes…
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