Friday, January 30, 2009

A guy in a saloon

Or is it salon.

So I went in to have my hair cut the other day. Walked in. There was a guy seated there seemingly waiting his turn but the barber was idle and he didn't seem too interested. So I walked right past and into the seat.

The usual. Back to school. No frills. As I sat there, I began to wonder. How futile was this. You come in, they cut your hair, only for it to grow back again. Then you come in after a couple of weeks and go through the whole routine again. Does the hair not get it. Why does it keep growing back.

My philosophical contemplations were interrupted by a sight in the mirror. It was that guy. The guy who didn't seem too interested earlier. He was walking out of the salon. From the ladies section. Two other odd things. He was carrying some kind of oil. And he had matutas on his head. So that's what the head gear he had on earlier was for. It was almost too much to take in all at once. But it is a free country I suppose so if a guy wants to have his hair done, then more power to him. It actually reminded me of another time I was at those really executive barber type places. Where they cut your hair, then wash your head, then oil it. This lady asks me what oil I would like her to use. I'm like "Whaa...?". There are people who know the answer to that question?

7 Comments:

Anonymous venus said...

Wait, a guy was going to a salon to have matutas made? High maintenance guys never cease to amaze.

Friday, January 30, 2009 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i gues u r the one who doesnt get it, let it grow then u will see the need to go to the ladies section of the salon. Ever noticed how guyz with receeding hair lines actively keep shaving while they keep wishing they had more hair?

Saturday, January 31, 2009 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger Samborera said...

venus - The matutas were before he had his hair done. I think that's the process. Bomoa your current do, make some matutas then head on to the salon. Wasn't in the place long enough to see the end product.

Anon - I guess.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 5:20:00 PM  
Blogger 0.5 said...

People wisen up. Life does not suffer fools. At least on the plane where most of the common folk exist. Some of the youthful follies cannot be carried on in life. Look around. Your former pals from high school and university do not wear studs anymore. The dreadlocks have been shaved clean, the big chains, bangles and t-shirts with rude prints are gone.

Soon, a chap needs to earn. Other major problems come crashing down your doors. The need to have your hair looking pretty seems like a twisted, sick joke. If that doesn't do it, there is the professional life, which will demand toning down (unless its the creative types). Chances of a man getting a job while sporting slicked hair or matutas are very slim indeed.

And then the clincher. Looks don't count for much in the 'attracting females' game. In this regard men are singularly fortunate.

:) I find it harder to suppress the inner cynic with every passing day.

Monday, February 02, 2009 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger mama shady said...

samborera...youre very funny. I guess its the dawn of a new era ...'Matuta man'& co are on the rise.

Monday, February 02, 2009 12:24:00 PM  
Blogger aJamaa said...

The line 'This lady asks me what oil I would like her to use' Does this line mean your barber is a gal?

Monday, February 23, 2009 1:51:00 PM  
Blogger Samborera said...

The barber was a guy. The gal was doing the massaging thing. It'd probably be fun having a gal for a barber. Talk about stuff other than politicians.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:44:00 PM  

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