Tuesday, February 24, 2009


That's the maximum that I have ever paid for a haircut. In my entire life.

Sadly, many people can't do that. But I'm a big proponent of barber shops. When I moved to DC, I found one in my neighborhood right away. Usually three to four black guys cutting hair, and three to four guys hanging out either waiting for haircuts or just shooting the shit. It's great.

I had a similar barber shop when I lived in Connecticut, only they were Italian guys. And another one where I grew up, a Greek man (side job: slumlord) and his sister. Later the guy's son joined the business.

If I'm lucky, I'll never move to one of the places where barber shops have gone away entirely. It's an experience every man should have.

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