I got mistaken for a skinhead

United States
April 4, 2007 9:48pm CST
Lesson, folks: a white guy with a shaved head isn't necessarily a skinhead. So I was at the 7-11 the other day, and I'm playing country music out of my pickup truck, while I'm throwing away trash from the inside, as I'm about to go and pick up a friend. As I finish and I'm about to pull out, I see this guy who looked drugged out ambling up to my window, and he tells me he just got out of prison and that he does tattoos and asks me if I'm interested. I tell him I like tattoos but I've already got my guy. He tries to win points with me by saying, "I'm a skinhead, too". I go "heh, I'm not". Very odd experience.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
rotflmao :)) You are describing what we call here in Tennessee a redneck. At a 7 11, with country music blaring,in a pick up truck and with tatts to boot! Oh not to mention throwing out the trash at that 7 11! Jeff Foxworthy would back me up on this one. Still that does not mean you are a skinhead as they are defined. If he is just out of prison, show what we in the south are best at doing, and that is letting it roll of our backs like ducks caught in a rain spout.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
That short cropped hair style is popular here in the south. The next generation coming up will not have hair styles quite that short. I think its neet! Not that anything is wrong with your shaved head :))) I am a child from the 70's our hair was huge.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
Hahahaha. I'm half high-class, half-redneck - you'll catch me in the ol' Armani too. I've only got one tat so far - a San Diego Charger logo (I'm a San Diegan, not born but definitely bred)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Nice to meet ya half high class-half redneck :)))
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Yeah, hear in my hometown we have a lot of skinheads roaming the streets. It would be easy to get any bald man with tatoos mixed into that group. Interesting how our appearances cause people to assume things.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
19 Apr 07
sorry for the typos.....I intended to say HERE in my hometown. Getting late...sorry to hear about the odd experience.
• Netherlands
5 Apr 07
He obviously had a problem. Nomally for me, if anyone were to tell me that they had just gotten out of prison.... that is the end of the conversation. I don't like those sorts of people around me. In fact, in general I don't like strange people coming up to me at all.
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
6 Apr 07
i don't have anything againsts people who are from prison. but why need to boast out that you're from such place, right? maybe to scare someone and be under his "spell?" that's so unnecessary.
• United States
10 Jul 07
This goes to show you how ignorant and simple-minded some people are. It's ashame but it gave me a good laugh... I just wish people would learn to NOT judge a book by it's cover. Have a good day hassanchop!
• United States
20 Apr 07
that's funny. but it says a lot about prison culture. These guys survive on stereotypes. it's how they identify themselves, and it's only ok for them to hang around people like them. (that's probably why he singled you out--you looked like the kind of person with whom he'd want to associate.) Kind of creepy, though, that you can't make decisions about your appearance without being stereotyped.
@gemini1960 (1162)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
it is very odd experience! but anyway arent you glad that he did not do anything from you? do you think that he will harm you in anyway? or just trying to earned a little money for survival.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
7 Apr 07
My son wears his hair real short like yours.. too.. but he's not a skinhead either.. He just likes it that way.. it's cool he says and he never has to mess with it, except when he trims it.. he looks good!
@vmoore709 (1102)
• United States
6 Apr 07
That's crazy! He was probably stoned out of his mind and just wanted money. People are strange. Try not to let it bother you.
@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
6 Apr 07
Thats a funny story I shave my head about 2 times a year. I dont think I have ever had anyone think I am a skin head. I dont think I have been judged by it and wouldnt care really I mainly do because its just pretty easy to not worry about brushing your hair. With that many stereo types that you were displaying at once I am sure thats why he thought he was gona connect to you when he said that. You shoudla said I am jewish you MF'er would taught him not to judge a book by the cover.
@chertsy (3817)
• United States
6 Apr 07
That's really weird. My husband is white with a shaved head. If he let his hair grow out, he would look like a drunk got a hold of his head with a razor, lol. He's going bald in a really bad way. I would have said heck no I'm no redneck. Maybe you been in prison a long time, to not realise that a lot of white men shave there heads now because they want to not because they belong in a hate group.
@pearl23 (243)
• United States
6 Apr 07
Yeah odd, I work in a prison. The medical department. It could be that he served a long time in prison and wasn't aware of what a shinhead was on the outside.
• United States
6 Apr 07
Uh, that sucks. I am sorry. That just goes to show that many people sterotype others by their looks before they know anything about them. What did he say to after that?
• United States
6 Apr 07
Yeah, that is kinda odd. Society tends to judge based way too much on outward appearance, in my opinion.
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
6 Apr 07
that's one experience for you. it's kinda bit weird for that man to try and win you over so he can be your new artist. well, atleast you just laughed at it, i supposed so. or maybe just add that moment to experiences you considered a bit weird.
• United States
5 Apr 07
that does sound like an odd expersion but i know alot of guys who are white with shaved heads.so dont think your the only one.
@wachit14 (3601)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Having a shaved head is not such a big deal anymore so no one should have mistaken you for a skinhead just because of a shaved head.
• United States
5 Apr 07
Well people are often amazing in how ignorant they can be. Sad that he thought it was a "good" thing to tell you he was a skinhead. Hatred isn't cool no matter who you are. I'm glad you realized he was an idiot.
@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Sound more like a redneck to me :) lol As long as you don't have any rebel flags anywhere on your pick-em-up truck, wouldn't think you were a skin head. Guy was just an idiot....That's strange though, don't hear too much about skinheads anymore, maybe it's because of the part of the country you're in? I know the skinheads are more popular out west.
• Abbotsford, Wisconsin
5 Apr 07
Well, They also maybe instead of necessarily thinking you were one too, that is also a tactic for recruiting... I know many of these types of groups are actively recruiting anyone who looks even somewhat like them..... I am sorry this happened to you, and sterotypes get very annoying... - DNatureofDTrain
@GardenGerty (87799)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Apr 07
It has been many many years since I was mistakenly identified as anything other than a crazy old lady. As a teen, and as a college freshman, I was frequently identified as a hippy freak, courtesy of wearing long dresses, and my mothers first pair of glasses--wire frames--LOL I was also mistaken for an "Easterner"--I am from Oklahoma, and for the daughter of some wealthy people (I had a lot of "custom" clothes). I have been mistaken for full blood "native American"--although I have fair freckled skin, and hazel eyes. Go figure, we still judge books by their covers. Sometimes by the dust jackets.