Supercuts, How Could You?Posted on May 16th, 2012
You ever have one of those days?
When eight out of the eleven signs say you’re becoming like your parents and it begins to freak you out.
Thanks to Supercuts, I am having that day.
Switching Up the Routine
I usually go to a local haircut place in my neighborhood. They cut a great hair, yes. But they always charge me something different every time, ranging between $10 – $25, apparently dependent on what they had for lunch.
And they’re always talking to each other in Armenian, laughing as they give me sideways glances like I’m in 7th grade again and the three popular girls are whispering about my newest pimple collection.
“Hi, how are you today.” I said, yearning for the soft cushioned chair to tell me every thing is going to be all right.
“Good,” said the middle-aged woman hairdresser as she ran her hand quickly through my hair. “So do you use any thing to help your thinning hair?” Plastic smock not even wrapped around my neck, she threw out thinning hair like a live hand grenade.
“Thinning hair?” I asked, Growing-Up-Anxiety now ready to revolt at the next gun shot.
“Yeah it’s noticeably thinning. You haven’t noticed?”
Awesome. Thank you for that. Bald by year’s end. Swell. I’m all for honesty, but could you soften…
“And have you thought about coloring your hair as well?”
Could you just jab me in the ear with the scissors, slam my head into the counter, and just get it over with. I’ll still give you your $4 tip.
So $50 dollars later, new shampoo and conditioner in hand for noticeably thinning, graying hair, here I sit.
Why didn’t I just go to my Armenian hairdresser? At least she tells me I’m balding in another language.
The more All Groan Up I become, the more Supercuts kinds of days await me.
And I know greater grown up surprises await me than thinning hair.
I know, I know.
But do these groan up realizations make growing older any easier?
After I’m done with my rinse/repeat, I’ll let you know.
Any body else have your own thinning hair kind of day recently?
What helps you snap out of a growing-old-funk?
Photo Credit: Piez – Creative Commons