From the time that I was born, I used the same barbershop until I was in my 40’s. Then the last barber in that shop retired and I had to find a new one. He was a young guy, but did a good job, so I figured that I was set for life. Then, recently, I started working days, rather than afternoons. Suddenly, I can go to my regular barber only if I’m there when he opens at eight on Saturdays. Call me lazy, but it’s hard for me to make myself get up at six, when I’ve been getting up at four all week.
Also, the fellow had relocated to the far side of town. The last time I was there, I learned that he had gotten a divorce and already was living with his girlfriend across the state line. That sounded a little quick, unless her presence preceded the divorce. That also means that he’s making his money in this state, but probably spending it in the other one. Somehow, neither sits well with me, whether it’s any of my business or not.
I looked online at those vacuum attachments to cut hair, but they start at $80 and look like a pain in the keister, from what I can see on the videos. I could go to the mall, but I refuse to get my hair “styled”, just for the privilege of paying twice as much for a haircut. My wife says there’s an older barber in a shop that I drive by several times a week. Maybe I’ll try him. I just hope he heeds my warnings about all my moles and skin tags. I don’t like the looks of blood in my hair! © 2014