I thought I was the only one that heard all of this. I heard just about everything, including "you stuck your finger in a light socket". It bothered me then and it still bothers me. I like my curls most of the time anyway. But because of the comments, I too and still so very self conscious of the curls and try everything to tame them and be "straight". I am hoping by joining this site I will find a great cut for my hair/face and find products that will help.