Sometimes we get a “wild hair” and go to our barber or hairdresser with a radical new idea for a haircut. After copious research, you present the haircut you have in mind to the hair cutter, who then needs to translate a grainy two-dimensional image on your phone into a masterpiece that still looks good in three dimensions. It’s no surprise that sometimes this goes terribly awry. Hey, we’ve all had terrible haircuts, but at least it (usually) grows back. As my dad always used to say… The only difference between a good and a bad haircut is about two weeks. Well, in most situations, at least.
We have a story that is legendary in my family about bad haircuts. When I was in middle school we were at the local barber, and I was waiting to get my haircut; the head barber, who owned the barber shop, was giving another kid (a few years older than me) a clipper cut with a long comb. In the middle of a determined stroke with the clippers across the kid’s head, the comb popped off and cut a long and wide strip of hair off the back of the kid’s head. The kid took it really well and when he started laughing everyone else present did too. The barber, who felt terrible, ended up shaving a kid completely bald that day. Pretty sure it would have taken more than two weeks to grow back in that case.
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