Dear Dr Jackson,
I recently started my first rotation on Moonbase, but I am unhappy about the purple wig that I have to wear. I do understand that there may be a valid reason for wearing such an item, however, I have realised that there are several different styles and I wonder why I have been given one that is noticeable longer than some other wigs.
Dear Moonbase Operative,
This is a most intriguing question and I will endeavour to answer it as carefully as possible. The selection of wig style for new operatives was the subject of many months of intensive research involving some of the world’s foremost authorities in psychoanalytical testing. Our investigations led us to a new understanding of the unconscious mind and its neuroses, particularly with regard to behaviour patterns and rational thinking.
We studied early childhood influences in an attempt to discover how these events might have shaped each individual’s current actions and discovered that the reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that fill our unconscious mind are outside of our conscious awareness. Most of the contents of the unconscious mind are unacceptable or unpleasant, such as feelings of pain or anxiety.
These unacceptable feelings, as I am sure you can understand, would have led to internal conflict, and reduced efficiency. It was necessary to find some method of sharing the burdens of our minds with others in a non-judgmental environment. Our computer studies then revealed that female operatives in Moonbase would benefit from the application of specific therapy techniques, one requirement being to wear the wigs. The long term benefits have been documented and verified. I am sure you yourself recognise the importance of having a stable, well- adjusted and rational workforce in Moonbase.
As for the difference in the styles of wigs, that is based on a computer assessment that matches an operative’s ‘wig style’ to their physiological attributes, using the well-established Bradford Uniform Measurement for Staff In Zero-gravity Environments System.