Maybe you can answer this for me?

IMG_0003I have a question, something I am wondering about, and it must have an answer. Is this of National importance or spiritual significance? Not at all, maybe some of you will know and send the answer right on over to me.

I made the decision, after battling with myself for days on end, to do something I haven’t done in so many years I can’t even remember, I walked into what I would have thought of as a “beauty shop” to let someone besides myself shorten my tresses!

It was early so I wasn’t expecting to see many people in there and wondered for a moment if I were in the right place as I looked back outside the door and didn’t see a red and white striped pole. I walked in and found myself sitting next to a rather large man wearing a shirt with the sleeves cut off, I assumed to show off the massive tattoos covering his equally massive arms. When they called me first Iw as surprised because he was already there when I arrived, I asked him if he shouldn’t have gone first, he waved me off with, “I’m sure they have a plan.” I walked over to the chair to have my hair washed and, insult upon injury she brought a footstool for me to put my feet on as if I were a child.

As I was enjoying the feel of the marvelous massage of my scalp I heard a man bragging about how much money he made. Seems he was offered eighteen hundred dollars a week to drive his truck but had to drive three thousand five hundred miles a week and turned it down. With my eyes closed I heard a discussion of the latest Hawk victory and the last second basket that had won the game so I peeked to see who was talking because it didn’t sound like “bragging guy”, and sure enough it was another man who was having his eyebrows and his nose-hairs waxed! Just say the lady took more time grooming this guy’s eyebrows and nose-hairs than it took to get my haircut!

The parade of men getting groomed waxed and cut continued until I left and in all that time there was only one other woman that ventured into this “beauty shop”.

So the burning question would be, aren’t there places called “Barber Shops” anymore? Has this previously female environment, where women used to be able to have their beauty routine carried out without being “looked at” gone the way of finger-nail polish and earrings which I always thought of as being something for females, except of course for Errol Flynn or Tyrone Power with their single earring in those swashbuckler movies I used to lay on my stomach and watch when I was a little girl?

OK then I am going to say my prayers and go to bed, if you have an input I would love to hear it!

Now I lay me down to sleep…

2 Replies to “Maybe you can answer this for me?”

  1. I would not know as I started cutting Jeremy and Druid’s hair when they brought head lice home from Cobb Co. school and have used the clippers on everyone in my house.since, even Lucy’s gum problem. Lucy’s “first hair cut” amounted to ends trimmed. I never saw a man in my mother’s beauty salon at Candler on Glenwood in 60’s?

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  2. Now days men go get nails/pedicures done n the nail salons. Only hair places I go to are like Super Cuts or something equivalent to that and there are men and women in these places. I do know of one “Barber Shop” on S Cobb Drive in Smyrna where the Big Lots is. For the most part, I think they are being combined just like the bathrooms are at some locations. Whoever gets there first uses it. I personally think it is leading up to the acceptance of all sexes being and doing what they want to like Sodom and Gomorrah. We are, after all in the “last days” and this is just more proof of that. But, your hair does look really pretty! That I do know. It has always looked beautiful to me, and this new “doo” is no different. Of course, I realize that you were the one that fixed it this AM before church, so it had no choice but be beautiful.

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