When I got to class I took my seat and waited for the teacher to begin. Halfway through the lesson the girl sitting next to me turned and whispered, "I like your hair," without a hint of sarcasm. I was genuinely shocked because, unless my hair had magically transformed, I knew it looked terrible. Later I realized that she probably thought I looked like that on purpose. This was my first experience with messy bun syndrome. Messy bun syndrome actually has nothing to do with messy buns, it's just a name we made up for when someone likes something because the person who is wearing it, not because of what they are wearing. After that day I started to notice MBS everywhere, like that scene in mean girls when Cadie and Janice cut two holes in Regina's shirt as a prank but it ends up becoming a trend at their school.
Who knows maybe that girl really did just like my hideous bun, but that experience made me realize how often we like the name or the idea of what we're seeing more than what we are actually experiencing. MBS doesn't only happen in fashion, I've noticed it with art, music, and just about everything else. When it comes down to it,our interests should be about what is being produced rather than who is producing it.