I went to a used book store to trade in some old literature, and the black girl working the trade-in counter had gorgeous long dreads. I said "Do you mind if I ask how old your dreads are? They're so beautiful.." She said they were eight years old, and asked how old mine are. I said about nine months, and she said that they look very nice for being that young. She was so sweet, we chatted for a minute more then I cleared out to make room for other customers. The experience left me with a huge smile.
I love having dreads! ^_^