There's always a couple or five guys ahead of me when I get there, but not today ...
And the most current Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is right there on the table, leering
at me as I walk by.
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|The Joy Maker|
I could get there right as he opens, and there's already three dudes ahead of me, one of them rocking a Picard horseshoe, already shaved down to his skull, like he buzzed it before he came in. What are you even doing here, you French motherfucker!? Get outta the chair, some of us actually still have hair that needs to be cut!
|thin skin can't win|
You only have integrity once. - imprezaguy02
+1. Solid performance, as always.
Be happy. All my local guys require appointments. I'm talking regular barbers here, not "stylists."
A Perpetual Disappointment...
Same here, it's not that they won't do drop-ins, it's that they don't usually have time because of all the appointments!
...let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one. Luke 22:35-36 NAV
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves." Matthew 10:16 NASV
My barber has a TV on a table across from the chairs, but I take my glasses off for the cut. I can't see the TV because my eyes are myopic. It's a real plight, I say.
The universe is hostile
Devour to survive
So it is, so it's always been
|Three Generations |
Of course, if the only magazine on the table was a 3 year old issue of Time, there'd be a line out the door.
I bought my "stylist" a new Oster clipper, she runs it over my noggin about once a month. 5 minutes in the kitchen chair, hop in the shower...done.
Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
|Proud member of |
the vanning collective
I took my boy to the barber shop Saturday as Monday was picture day. We got there at 8:35, they open at 8:30, and there were already 11 people there for 3 chairs.
Waiting that long with a 4 year old was not happening. He had a birthday party that afternoon so no coming back. Slid down the road to another barber shop with no toys for the kiddo. He wanted me to get my hair cut first he picks the seat right next to the seat with the SI swimsuit issue on it. I kept waiting for him to pick it up.
He never did. That would have been an interesting conversation with Mom when we got home.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
|I Am The Walrus|
I rarely go to the barber shop these days. I've save so much money cutting my own hair. However, I do enjoy going on some occasions such as before job interviews, etc. Something about the atmosphere of the barber shop is something every young man should experience.
|Not really from Vienna|
Place in Jerkwater wants $20 for a haircut. I wanted a discount because I'm half bald. Barber said it was full price because he needed a "finder's fee". Bastage.
We have enough youth. What we need is a "Fountain of Smart".
|His Royal Hiney|
I had an old fashioned barber in high school. My group went there for the dirty magazines and he always gave a shoulder massage. His shop was just kitty corner from the San Francisco City Hall.
One of his weekly clients was like Picard, bald with wisps of hair around his half dome. The barber told me he would spend about 10 minutes just snipping his scissors in the air hovering around the guy's head. And he was done.
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
My old barber
Tony - RIP -
was the classic barber
No appointments get in line and wait
If you had the time, it was always entertaining
You could find All kinds of different and interesting guys in there, police, athletes, politicians, factory workers
Once when I was so busy I didn't have time to get in and wait he called me up on a Sunday and said hey I know you have been busy and have not been able to get a cut, come on down and I'll clean you up
He was a great Barber and he will be missed
Now a days the wife does the cut, a little cheaper, a little faster but not as much fun
I prefer a regular barber. I'm old fashioned. And you do meet interesting people in town. Have had a lot of fun in there, joking, talking about just about everything.
About a year ago, came in and it was just my barber, and the Chief of Police, off duty and in civilian clothes getting his haircut. He is a great guy and has completely turned our local PD from a Keystone cops affair into an outfit I am quite proud of. We were just yammering about various stuff and as he was unassing the barber chair I noticed he wasn't carrying. I asked him why not. Says he doesn't care to. I told him not to worry - because I was. Jim, our barber, couldn't stifle his laugh. The Chief didn't know me, but now he does. I told him I appreciated his leadership and since he had begun his tenure, I'd had a handful of exchanges and interaction with his officers (highly positive), and his leadership was having a tremendous effect on our community. I also told him I thought he might have some enemies and carrying might be something that could keep him around longer.
Honestly, I think the Lord watches over him. And his goofy haircut.
"The spirit of the American Male lives on in the traditional Barber Shop."-Ltbarber
Two things bring me to tears. The unconditional Love of God,the service of the United States Military,past,present,and future.
I would rather meet
a slick-sleeve private,
than a hollywood star!
from the abyss
There has only been one guy and one woman ever in my life who knew how to give me a good haircut. They were a married couple who owned a little shop in town. They packed everything up and moved to Jerusalem back in the mid 90s though, and about two weeks after they left I bought a Flowbee and haven't looked back. Haven't paid for a haircut in over twenty years and have no intention of ever going back to a barber.
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy." Winston Churchill
|Step by step walk the thousand mile road|
So your avatar isn't you? I'm like sooooooo confused now.
Nice is overrated
And people wonder why I carry a SIG P320
Death to Terrorists
|Little ray |
Appointments at regular barbers? I haven't needed a barber in years, but you just go in. They get to you in 20 or 30 minutes at most, and you read Mechanics Illustrated and drink crappy coffee until then. It is part of the deal.
The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
This has always been my experience. It is what I look for in a barber shop.
Yes, Para does appreciate humor.
My barber is drop dead gorgeous. She give an excellent haircut. Nuff said!!
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