I last got a haircut before my trip to Colombia.  I expected the temperature to be warmer there and despite the minimal protection my hair gives me from the sun, I was hoping it would be cooler.

The week that I came back, I was faced with everything being locked down.  It didn’t matter much in those first few weeks.  In fact, I kind of enjoyed not having shopping as an option.  I saved some money and quite a bit of free time.  I was relatively productive.

Over the past few weeks, many things have opened up.  Yeah, there were long lines with nice dividing markers on the ground.  There were interesting checkout schemes with nice dividing markers on the floor.  There were even occasionally people who oversaw the traffic chaos by referring (often angrily) to the marks on the floor.

However, my hair was out of control and the one thing I couldn’t do was get my hair cut.  As of last Friday that was possible again.  Unfortunately, there were tons of people with the same idea.  The online check-in app was no longer allowing people to sign up and the wait times were over two hours.  I stewed about it, and then forgot about it.  I wanted a haircut, but I didn’t want the hassle.

Today was a different story.  I just happened to check the website when I finished work this afternoon and the wait was only 25 minutes.  I quickly made my decision to get it done and I rushed off to get there.  As luck would have it, there are quite a lot more cars on the road these days.  Obviously, more people are back at work….or people just like driving around looking for places to get their hair cut.

It wasn’t a typical haircut and having to wear a mask didn’t quite make it feel the same.  However, I felt relatively safe and thought that it is better to adapt than spend all my time complaining….or worse. It was nice to do something I had been denied for so long, even if it is something as mundane as a haircut.

As for the haircut, I feel so much much lighter now.  I feel like I can deal with summer again.  So shedding my locks is certainly a good candidate for Today’s Perfect Moment.

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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9 Responses to Finally

  1. retrodee says:

    It looks nice, Anthony! I need to get my hair cut too. I don’t like it past my shoulders and I can’t style it retro 50’s if it’s too long! With all the chaos and COVID cases still rising in California, I will probably end up doing it myself, but it won’t be totally even. LOL.

  2. capejohn says:

    I though I could, because of Covid, finally grow the pony tail I have been wanting for years. Two days after I mentioned it to my wife, she made and appointment to get my hair cut. I’m going to look so out of place the the next Jethro Tull concert.

  3. blossomkitty says:

    Its funny the things we miss, Anthony. I cut my partner’s hair during lockdown, and I am not particularly gifted at it. He liked it and wanted me to continue cutting it…. but, he went to the hairdresser on Monday, and same as you, says he feels lighter 😊

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