I awoke yesterday with the feeling that the general appearance needed some attention. No not the standing to … kind, but the paying … to kind. I wasn’t sure how this was going to work, but having caught my reflection in a window the other day I decided the "’High Plains Drifter’ look was not really going to pull any birds. Not that I want to ‘pull any birds’ but I just felt that it was someone else looking back at me through the mirror.
I took the beard off first then the ‘tache and finally the hair, but I went easy with the hair. I might have it done again in a week or two.
I arrived at the top of the high street, pushed open the door and was approached by a chap.
“Do you have an appointment,” he asked as I entered the ‘salon’.
“Do I need one?” I said. “I have never had one before and I don’t think I want to start having appointments at my time of life. I turned to go.
“I am sure I can fit you in,” he said.
“What like now", well I didn’t want to be kept hanging about did I.
“Yes now,” he said.
”What right now!” I said, “OK.”
I said to the chap in the hairdressers, “I am a writer and this is my writer look. When I leave here I still want to look like a writer. If I get short back and side I wont pay!
“I think we can help you there sir, GLADYS is a fine hairdresser,” he said (I have changed the name to protect the innocent).
“But she is a …a gi-i-i-irl,” I protested. “I am a boy... ish.”
“Yes don’t worry sir, she wont let you down.”
“It will be a bit late if she does, she cant stick it all back on again.” Oh well if nothing else I get a free haircut.
I got a cup of tea and a mini mince pie.
Can you believe it she wanted to wash my hair. Damn it I only washed it last April why on earth would she want to wash it again so soon. In the end It didn’t hurt at all. The trouble with hair today everyone thinks if it is short it’s styled, Piffle! Sheared is a better description. And the idea of shaving your head to make yourself look ‘Hip’ is absolutely pathetic. That too is not a hair style you simply cannot style no hair.
So this is the end result. Whadda ya think?