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Blacks that don't match due to fading
(for guys) Trying to convince the drunk frat boy who is hitting on you that really are a guy
Big hair, small cars
Trying to find food you can eat without messing up your lipstick
Airport metal detectors
Nicknames like "that devil worshipping freak" or "the chick with the purple hair" or "the girl with the yarn hair"(for those who wear yarn falls) or other such names
Getting your jewelry tangled in your clothes/hair (or worse, someone elses)
Getting your shoes/boots caught in the holes in the hem of your skirt
Trying not to gouge yourself or anyone else with your spiked bracelets
Sneezing while wearing a spiked collar
Wearing a black turtleneck when it's 90 degrees outside
Getting people to look you in the eyes when you talk to them
People declaring that your eyes are yellow, when, in fact, they are green/that your eyes glow when they are blue (or something like that)
Having to reach for the salt with one hand while holding back your sleeve with the other so it doesn't drag in the gravy
Trying to do dishes with flowy sleeves
Trying to find your possessions in an all black room
Having to find your clothing by feel, since it's all mostly one color
Trying to get the hair-dye stains out of your towels, sink, floors, doors, ceilings, carpets, pets, furniture
Being asked to defend your entire existence in 30 seconds or less
Attempting to explain your subculture to anyone
Finding a detergent to get those blacks blacker (author's note: actually, this one's become easier over time)
(for ladies) Having little kids tug on their parent's arm and say, "Look, Mommy, isn't she pretty? I want to look like her!" while the parents grab the child and run for it.
Having someone try to pick you up, just so they can tell their friends they've had s
ex with a goth/punk/etc...
Going out in the winter and having all the metal stuff you are wearing freeze against your exposed skin
Getting your skirt/chains caught on: anything and everything
Lending your eyeliner to a friend and finding out later that he's returned it without mentioning that he completely emptied the entire brand new tube
Using your eyeliner to fix your lipstick before fixing your actual eyeliner, and ending up with a big black smudge where a nice crisp line should be. (hey, eyeliner makes the best lipstick.)
Trying to buy mundane clothes to go job hunting in and not being able to bring yourself to buy anything with enough color
The sidewalk salt stains on the hems of skirts/pants in winter
Not being able to climb really small stairs because the pointy toes on your pixie boots stick out past your toes enough that you can't get your actual toes on the steps
Trying to stand up, and getting the hooks on your left boot caught in the fishnets on your right leg. And managing to look graceful while extricating yourself.
Dancing in a corset
(ladies) 'falling out' of a corset.
Driving in a rather large cloak
Having to wash black lipstick off of your neck/shirt collar
Having to rush out of bed the moment you wake up just so you can get to the bank before it closes
(for dudes) Convincing someone that you are straight even though you are wearing a man-skirt and makeup (not a kilt, a man skirt)
Wearing that HUGE cross you just bought to the club spinning around and knocking yourself out
'Crying eyeliner' due to laughing too hard
Finding that your freshly washed black t-shirt is covered in bits of lint, which while undetectable by the naked eye, show up very well under UV, thereby making you appear to have terminal dandruff
being asked 'who the hell are they?' when wearing a t-shirt for one of you fave bands
Waking up at with the most painful hangover ever, and walking to the little store to get aspirin, thinking 'Damn even my feet hurt like hell', then realizing that you're wearing someone else's boots
Trying to get seated so that the eye that you did
just right will be the one facing outward
Wanting to go and play out in the rain but fearing it'll ruin your hair
Being unable to decide which rings look best over the black lace gloves
(for those of us who are naturally pale) Getting a sunburn right through your t-shirt
Trying to ride a bicycle with a long black skirt
Trying to ride a bicycle without reminding people of the Wizard of Oz
Trying to type with your lace gloves on
Religion: while everybody still thinks you are a Devil-worshipper despite all your explanations.. especially if you tell them you are Pagan..
Accidentally kicking things and having parts fly off because you're wearing steel toes boots
Brushing against walls and having chips of drywall fly off because of your spiked bracelet
When it's cold, your nose will be red no matter how much make-up you have on
(for those of us who own kitties) Trying to explain to people that the scars up and down your arms are actually from your cat
The extensive hair loss caused from bleaching and re-bleaching hair
Trying to tell someone that you admire their footwear without making it sound like a pick up line.
Wearing stockings without a garter/suspender belt, and having them slide down all the time
Accidently tucking your skirt into your tights, and walking around with your black-clad butt exposed
Trying to find something suitable to wear to a wedding
Forgetting to wash off makeup before going to bed, and waking up with foundation, eye shadow and lipstick covering your pillow
Forgetting the eyedrops for colored contacts
buying a floor length coat, only to find out that it's hand-wash only
Trying to look grateful when a well meaning relative gives a gift and says "I saw it and knew you'd love it- it's black"
Thinking to yourself that the 'fairy' and even some of the 'gothic' halloween costumes would actually make decent everyday outfits
Finding an apartment with a wall color that goes with your furniture and decor (unless you actually own your own place, or are able to paint the walls of your apartment.)
not being able to find black jeans in mainstream shops these days (author note: my solution, thrift stores.)
I don't have any of these problems