I don't know if its just Rockford, or perhaps its nation wide, but apparently there are a large group of people who believe its still 1986.
But the mullet isn't the only request I get when it comes to 1980s hairstyles. You can't forget the feathered bangs, the puffy bangs, the spiky in the back and really long in the bang area, the duck tail in the back, the plastered in hairspray scrunched look, the big hair a'la 1980s hairband. (Although I must say that with some of the 80s coming back that the big hair is being revamped through scene kids.)
Now, I know not everyone shares my distaste for the mullet. I have a friend who is obsessed with mullets, she loves them. The more hideous the better for her... but she also loves midgets, and a midget with a mullet is like winning the lottery for her. Either way she is a bit eccentric... so you truly shouldn't trust her taste level. (love you NK)