Tuesday, June 12, 2007
OK, so I'm off to the 'stylist' today at lunch - now I don't have a lot of hair so I'm not particular about where I get it cut - usually...
Now, apparently someplace in my past I missed a critical bit of information- there are apparently standardized 'screens' that are used on clippers - they apparently come in numbers with 0 being short and going up for longer.
The stylist asked me what I wanted - I responded with 'fairly short all over' which usually means two fingers...she responded with 'so that's a 2'? My answer - 'I don't know what that number means' I wasn't being sarcastic, I really didn't know what it meant - my more common barbers use scissors and brace their fingers to control length (hence the 2 finger bit).
Well, she proceeded - and apparently a 2 is much shorter than I usually would go. On top of all that she handled the trimmers (big pro-hair cutter ones) like she was sheering a sheep. Now it wasn't all bad, she took out a little trimmer and cleaned up things but I did leave the shop wanting to go baaaahhh.
The things you learn...the hard way.
Photo Credit: martysavalas http://www.flickr.com/photos/naegears/386062690/