Is it absurd to get offended when you're in a group with other people, with your curly hair in plain view, and the other people talk about how they can't stand curly hair? Once I was just sitting at a table where someone complained about their waves and curls and I made it known I was there...ahem. Needless to say, they tried to backtrack by saying, "oh no, it looks great-- on YOU." My husband told me once not to take it personally because they might dislike it on themselves. Which is fine, but when you're sitting there slamming how awful curly hair is and I'm right there, I mean I'm not deaf.