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unbasslichkeit's VERY bad hair day rant

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by unbasslichkeit, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. On the way back from a dental appointment yesterday I take a notion to go through my old neighborhood in Baltimore and I notice that the barber shop where I probably got my first haircut over 40 years ago is still open and still in business. I think that is very cool, and I need a haircut anyway, so I stop in.

    The only barber on duty is a lady (who owns the place), and buisiness is slow - I mean No One there but me. She cuts my hair (off the ears and collar, squared off, kinda conservative looking for work - I call it "job interview style".) She seems to know what I mean and so she gets me fixed up as best she can.

    When she's done, I look in the mirror and something is VERY wrong - the sides are shaggy and she never even showed me the back (which I later find looks as if it had a weed whacker taken to it. However, it's clear to me there's not much I can do because 1) I'm mad as hell and 2) I doubt she can do much to fix it. I pay her and get the Hell out of there.

    Fortunately I have tiime to get to my regular barber where I live now. He politely says "I wouldn't have cut it that way". and fixes the damage as best he can. I give him a large tip, which he earned. I have now dropped money on two haircuts which I really wish I could have spent on something else.

    Moral - you CAN go home again. but watch your head.
  2. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I cut my own hair... just give it the ol' number 4 every three months or so. Cheaper and less hassle... plus it's nearly impossible to screw up.
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Reminds me of the old "Bad Haircut"/Barber of Seville episode of Seinfeld.

  4. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    good job on the save , the pseudo-castrastion done by a fraudulent "Brancusi" barber is hard to tolerate.
    kudos to you
  5. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
  6. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA

    I used to do simular but with #2 or so, but now... I have not cut my hair in like 3+ years. However I just cut my beard that was not touched for 2+ years, That almost count as a haircut.
  7. Hey, at least her name wasn't Sweeney Todd- you would've gotten off easy. :)
  8. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    I haven't had a haircut in a year and a half. But a string of crappy haircuts is what lead to me wanting to just grow it out.
  9. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Mach III every other day or so here. I don't think I've 'paid' for a hair cut since 93.
  10. Rabbit of Seville:


    Rock on

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