One of my aunts, who I seldom see because she lives in a different state, used to always grab a hand full of my hair on the top and pull it. It always made me crazy. Last time I saw her she refrained, but just stared at it until I said, "Its still curly." I was expecting another pull. My husband knows a lot of self defense and gave me some pointers, but I didn't have to use them on the 80+ year old woman!