A SacArrow-worthy story.

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by wsuffa, Sep 11, 2019 at 12:45 PM.

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    So I go to a local barber shop for a haircut. Shop is now owned by SE Asian folks, and it's almost completely staffed by folks of the same ethnic heritage, mostly female but a few males. (got Sac's attention yet?)

    My turn to sit in the chair and it turns out that the hair cutter (stylist? Barber? whatever they want to be called these days) who will service me is a woman. I describe what I want, and she goes to work on me. The usual cut and razor work. Asks if I want eyebrows trimmed, I answer in the affirmative.

    She dries me off (my hair, that is), and proceeds to give me a scalp, neck, and shoulder massage including the eyes . She is easy on the eyes. - it was, well, let's leave that for another day. Not used to this. The fluorescent lights were a bit distracting.

    It left me thinking: What would @SacArrow do?

    I was trying to work the words "happy ending" in there, but it just didn't fit....

    ;)
     
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    Make another appointment of course!
     
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    Of course, now you look like this, but hey...it was worth it!

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    Bikini trim...
     
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    If you were in the military you would know this is the standard for Asian Barber shops...my monthly hair trim I have to decide between Little Kim with a good hair cut and nice rub, or Big Kim who is stunning but always screws up my hair some how but is also number 1 on the massage...I am still recovering from Big Kim cut two weeks ago...hair that is...
     
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    I went to a shop like that in suburban DC. Guy washed and cut my hair, shaved me and gave me a back rub for $10 (this was in the late 90's). I was hesitant to ask what he'd do for a 20.
     
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    At least they asked if you wanted your eye brows trimmed...... I don't get asked anymore, they just go right to it...
     
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    You been serviced by many men in your day? NTTAWWT
     
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    yep, Okinawa 5 years, Korea 1 year...first time they start beating on you, you're like WTF and try not to laugh.
     
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    My wife booked a haircut for me last week (yes I still have the ponytail). I hadn't gotten my hair cut in some time, and for me it's always just been the normal hair cut where it's just trim the hair. Nothing else.

    This one included a scalp massage and hair wash/dry. She even offered to braid my hair (which in retrospect I should have done and should probably start doing again, at least when driving with the windows open). Anyway, doesn't fit the manly idea of washing your face with a 2x4, but it was very pleasant and relaxing. I'll be doing that again.

    Sac wouldn't have appreciated the woman cutting my hair, though, as she was clearly of European descent.
     
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    I grow my hair long so that I can donate it to organizations that do wigs for cancer patients. You ever thought about doing that, Ted?

    My hair grows pretty fast. I go from a fade with about an inch and half on top to ponytail length in a year or so, donating 12+ inches in under two years.

    I have beautiful hair, I should really be in shampoo+conditioner commercials.
     
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    Actually it is very common for barber services in SE Asia to be package deals, and no I'm not talking about the full Monte. Usually a haircut is accompanied with a shave, nail service, and a shoulder massage.

    And sometimes it can be quite scary. One shave girl held one of those square cartridge razor blades between her fingers and went to work on my face. Another tried to shave me with a dull straight razor. That didn't work out too well. Another time the nail girl thought it would be an absolutely smashing idea to trim my cuticles. I left with apologies and bandaged fingers.

    The problem is, they don't really know how to handle high and tight haircuts very well. I usually have a photo of myself on the phone with a fresh high and tight so they can study it and try to replicate it. The Korean barber next to the company apartment in Saigon does a pretty good job, however. Been using him lately.
     
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    I wish I had that much hair. sigh..........................................
     
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    Actually, that was the inspiration behind growing my hair long. Then I started dating (and married) a girl who loves my hair long. Now I have long hair. :)
     
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    I haven’t paid for a haircut in 13 years. That’s what happens when it doesn’t grow on top.
     
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    Same here, but I still get to donate. The wife cries a little every time I get it all cut off. I've lost some of my favorite people to cancer and it's just something I started because of what they went through. I can't cure it, I can't fund research into a cure, but I can make sure someone has a nice wig.
     
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    I haven’t paid (directly, that is) for a haircut in 34 years. Married my hairdresser. :) on the other hand, not much to cut so she gets by easy.
     
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    Me too, plus I wish it were still that dark.
     
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    I actually cut my own. #4 all around. Easy. And it takes less and less time every year. :oops:
     
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    Same but #0 guard. Less time-intensive than razor-blading it, and no nicks/cuts lol.
     
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    I do my own. #5 on top, #3 on the sides. I would like to find someone to do it for me, but I'm not driving 30 minutes and paying $30 for it.
     
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    Certainly I could do that, and my wife would be supportive if I did. However if I do something charitable I also like to know with strong confidence that whatever I'm doing will have the intended positive impact. When I looked more closely into donating hair, it seemed that a large percentage of hair was thrown out rather than used, and there wasn't a good way of guaranteeing that your hair would be used.

    When my cousin's son had brain cancer and lost his hair I offered to give him my hair, but they opted for the no-wig route and just he was who he was. There was another kid at the time (teenager, a bit older) who was a positive role model for other kids fighting this kind of brain cancer who proudly kept his head bald, so for them it was better.

    So if I knew someone specifically with cancer who was losing their hair and wanted mine, it'd be a no brainer. But I don't want to cut it off and then have it get thrown away.
     
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    I have considered going shorter. I did a 3 the last time and was ok. As my hair thins more I really don't want to look like George Castanza.
     
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    I research hard each time I cut it, making sure it goes to the organization with the best practices and reputation, at that time.

    They'd be fools to throw mine away, it's GD gorgeous hair!
     
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    When I was in my early 30s I grew out my hair and had the pony tail. I did it because a friend of mine had been trying for 3 years to grow his hair long enough to consider it a pony tail. In 6 months my hair was twice as long as his.

    I cut it a few years later when I started CFI training.

    My hair used to be a dark reddish in color, but with age it has faded, more very light brown with too much silver. (that is the color I choose to call it)

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    But is it Alluring?

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    You damn right it is. I could have been Fabio, if it weren't for my eyes, ears, forehead, nose, mouth, teeth, jawline, chin and everything from the neck down.
     
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    That's basically how my wife cuts my hair. #6 on top. But I like a little #1 tapered up to the #3.