They are really trying to grow a ponytail but they need more time
They saw the huge success that Roberto Baggio had with this screaming rodent
They have a really weak neck and cant support the actually weight of a real indusrial strength mullet
They were legit confused between going for pony tail vs. mullet so the rat tail was a no brainer for the best of both worlds
They, like a real rat, actually use the tail for balance. It is a center of gravity issue really. You know, in case they climb ropes and anchor chains, or have to walk along fences and telephone wires and branches
They are so obsessed with Kick Boxer that they try to look exactly like Tong Po, the creepy asian rapest with gingivitis and no eyebrows...yea cool fucking look buddy.
They are lost in the illusion that they are really a young jedi knight padawan in training and are required to sport the rat tail braided
Your parents are total assholes and they have been giving you this haircut since you were 5 so you have no idea there is anything wrong with it. You can even dye the top blue...fuck it right?