I remember attending a Free Methodist church service as a child where the "mother cat" in front of us repeatedly licked her hands and patted down her young son's hair. This went on for a long time--and it really got distracting after the first 30 seconds, or so. (One has to wonder if the child is a hairstylist now...)
Earlier in the year I shared some thoughts on Etiquette at Mass, and now I would like to address one additional area. Like the "mother cat" description above, church is not really the appropriate place to attend to one's personal grooming for an extended period of time. After all, we're not there to learn about your hair. These thoughts came to mind at a recent service where the teenage-girls sitting in front of us seemed to discover their respective heads-of-hair for the first time. The fiddling, styling, and snickering lasted throughout the entire service. Enough with the hair...please!