John Key, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, has apologized to a waitress for “light-heartedly” pulling her ponytail.
According to the waitress, when it first started happening, she thought he was just being “playful and jolly” and so she didn’t take it seriously. After a while, however, it kept going. She would tell him to stop and wagged her finger at him. This didn’t help, and eventually she said told him stop or “[she would] actually hit [him] soon”. She considered it harassment.
I don’t think this man realizes how sacred a ponytail is!