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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Dear Abby, Dear Abby

Here's your chance to help a lit blogger with an ethical dilemma in her life:

Dear Reader:

I've gone to the same beautician for the past three years, and during that time, she's given me great haircuts at reasonable prices. When I go to her salon, there's no techno music, no display of Bumble & Bumble hair products, no bored, vindictive hipster stylists. We just watch true crime programs and Princess Di biography special on cable, and discuss them at great length. I always look forward to going to her. Until yesterday.

I walked into the salon in the morning, and discovered the beautician drinking a beer from a can in a paper bag. I was somewhat startled, but allowed politeness to override my good sense, and let her cut my hair anyway. However, it turns out that the woman was not merely hungover, but still somewhat drunk.

My new haircut reflects this state. I had to do a little creative trimming when I got home to salvage it.

So, should I go back to her again? I like this woman and she's always done a good jo in the past. I really don't want to find another place to get my hair cut. What should I do?

Signed,

Still Kind of Uneven in the Back

5 comments:

Julie said...

Well, I think the question to ask yourself is: how bad is the haircut? I think you should post some photos. ;)

egant said...

Yeh, you should definitely go back. just make sure she's sober next time. That's all. you like her, so stick with her. every relationship has its flaws. :-)

Gwen said...

The good friend in me says be very cautious and maybe never have your hair cut on a weekend again so as to avoid the Friday night/Saturday morning drinking binge.

The voyeur in me finds this highly entertaining and wonders how often this will happen.

The even better friend in me says you'd look fantastic no matter what anyone does to your hair, so it doesn't really matter :)

tinylittlelibrarian said...

I'm afraid I have no advice, but if the title is a reference to the John Prine song then a big woo hoo to you for your excellent taste!!! :)

mary_m said...

You are what you are, and you ain't what you ain't!