|Me getting my hair cut by Nino 3-31-1994 - Philadelphia, PA|
Yesterday I got a haircut. I needed one bad, especially since my last haircut was lopsided.
I was in luck yesterday because my regular barber, Dino, was out. I can write about him in this blog because I know he doesn't read blogs.
For most of my adult life I've had Italian barbers.
My longest relationship was with Nino (yes, similar name to "Dino.") Nino cut my hair the whole time I worked at Mellon Bank and then Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia; twenty-nine years. He knew how to cut my hair. I never had to tell him. When I left my job in Philadelphia I left my long-time friend and barber Nino.
Thus began my long quest for another old time Italian barber (Nino had immigrated to the U.S. from Sicily during World War II).
The years since I left Philadelphia (1994) in search of a good, dependable barber to cut this head of mine has sometimes been good and sometimes not. The worst time were when a woman barber cut my hair. Awful, just awful. Thus I've stayed away from women barbers.
|Me getting my hair cut by Joe Ursini - 2001 - Downingtown, PA|
Fast forward to my move to Delaware in 2006. Through my neighbor I found my current barber, Dino. He's good but lately he's been slipping. For some reason he cuts my hair lopsided. He leaves it too long on one side thus I have to play around with it when I comb it.
I don't like to mess too much with my hair, or what I have left of it. I prefer it short these days. In my flaming youth I had more hair than I knew what to do with. Nino was always thinning out my hair. That's not a problem now, my hair is naturally thinning out much to my chagrin.
A couple of months ago Dino was out for a hip replacement. I had no choice but to use the woman barber in the shop (whose names escapes me now). Guess what? She cut my hair perfect!
The next time I went into the barber shop Dino was back. So I had my "Seinfeld Moment." How could I not offend Dino by going to the woman barber who cuts my hair PERFECT? Alas, I chickened out and went to Dino who promptly cut my hair lopsided......again.
Thus I was very pleasantly surprised yesterday when I went into the barber shop and there she was. Dino was out! Hey folks, check out my haircut. PERFECT!
Now, how do I break the news to Dino the next time I see him? I'm open for suggestions. Help.
|Me two minutes ago with my PERFECT haircut - February 8, 2013|