The Haircut

several scissors

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When I lived in Toronto, I used to go to Tony’s Barber shop on Avenue Road.  Tony was Greek and he has had that shop for a long time.  It was a decent haircut and his loyal clientele was quite varied.  In an interesting business tie up, his wife has her alteration shop in the back.  While this isn’t the richest neighbourhood in the city, it comes pretty close. All of this means you get an interesting mix of people crossing the threshold.  A quick check on Google Street View reveals that it is still there.

I bring all this up because I got my haircut today. I visited a low cost chain that sent me a coupon in the mail late last week.  I am a regular there and even have my favourite stylist.  She happened to be there and both the haircut and typical chit chat went well.  We talked about my upcoming vacation and of her incredible weight loss and improvement in fitness.  It was all part of the relaxing ritual.  She did her best to make me feel good as a customer and I made sure not to distract her with difficult math equations while she was holding the sharp scissors.  It didn’t turn me into a rock star and I won’t be featured on the cover of GQ anytime soon.  However, it did make me feel good and easily wins the title of Today’s Perfect Moment.

On a side note, whenever I get my hair cut, I have the opportunity  to teach my ESL students about the causative.  Now I have Wednesday morning’s warmer already planned.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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2 Responses to The Haircut

  1. retrodee says:

    That’s nice you have a stylist you like going to that’s not too pricey. I’m supposed to get my hair cut and colored but I keep putting it off. I go to the same stylist my Mom is friends with and I don’t want to sit and talk to her. I know that sounds rude, but I have not been in the mood for “salon talk” lately, plus I hate spending the money!

  2. capejohn says:

    I have always appreciated the casual nature of causative verbs.

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