Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A trip to the barbershop

I hadn't been able to keep my hard hat on so it was past time for a trip to the barbershop. Being one who grew up in the seventies, there was a time in my life that I wouldn't be caught dead in a barbershop. I went to a hair stylist, most of the time a woman. Having a full head of naturally curly hair used to get me some compliments from some very envious women. I still have a full head of thick hair, and even though it's totally gray, it's still my badge of honor. My hair was also a badge of honor in the mid seventies when I wore it shoulder length.

Anyways, I go to Wadsworth to get my hair cut. There are two shops in Wadsworth that have charged $7.00 for a cut. Chuck's on Broad Street, next to the Blue Sky Drive in Theater is one. Wayne's on High Street on the south end of town is the other. Chuck is a good guy, also president of the Wadsworth school board. He is also active in the sports boosters as well as president of the Hunt Club. So if you want to talk about things such as hunting, fishing, sports, and politics, you get your haircut at Chuck's. One thing about politics though. to say that Chuck is conservative would be an understatement. He has bumper stickers on his bulletin board that say things like "Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my guns". I would say that Chuck is slightly right of the President. Chuck has also been interviewed by the papers on political issues, with the reporters going to the shop. One more thing about Chuck. He was telling those of us waiting for a haircut one day that he was cutting the hair of this man who noticed his bumper stickers. he asked Chuck if he was a conservative. Chuck answered in the affirmative. The man then then said "I'm a liberal and proud of it"(Now I don't know if I would have had the guts to say something like that, seeing that Chuck had several pairs of sharp scissors within arms length.) Chuck stopped in mid haircut and told the man to find a liberal barber.

I used to go to Chuck's. I now go to Wayne's. There are three barbers, it's on my way, and they pay more attention to you then sports boosters who stop by. And besides, if you get your haircut on Saturday and Traci, the owner is there, she brings donuts from Ann's. If Ken opens the shop, he gets the donuts from Wal-Mart. But he does good work anyhow.

When I went yesterday I had noticed the price went up to $8.00. But still after I paid Sarah for the haircut and gave her a two dollar tip, I still got by cheaper than going to Best Cuts.

WIXYjr called me last night and told me he had noticed his hair was falling out(he takes after his grandfather) so he shaved his head. My, how times have changed.

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