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04.25.2021 (19 Days Ago)

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About six weeks ago I was contemplating getting a haircut. I got three since the pandemic shut down barber shops and they re-opened. But then I got a call – it was March 11-- from my barber, Frank.

 

Pre-pandemic, actually well before it, Frank had sold his store but chose to stay around. He did not feel comfortable coming back when the shop re-opened. I had checked in with Frank’s son before I returned, part out of loyalty to the man who groomed me for several decades, and part out of concern for him. Thus I was glad to get Frank’s call and I delayed my plans to get groomed. Frank’s first day back, things just got too hectic and a visit to Frank’s former shot just was not in the cards. I checked in last Thursday but Frank took the day; I later learned he comes in five days but not Thursdays.

 

Friday morning I needed to stay put waiting for contractors dispatched by Con Ed to install remove readers for my gas and electric meters. I chose 8:00 a.m. til noon. The gas installer came a quarter hour past noon. The electric installer arrived even later. I took lunch and had to attend to matters at hand. Finally, I had to choose between possibly missing Gotham’s Happy Hour and getting a haircut. Perhaps disappointing others, I chose Frank. We caught up a bit. Got groomed nicely. If I do not darn a baseball cap on my next zoom, you’d view the reason.  Got my usual. Long time in coming.

 

This song channels the moment.

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  •  Fred wrote 18 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    No more hat!
     
       
     
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  •  MitchTobol wrote 18 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    It's about time ! LOL
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 18 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Good to hear your guy is back. It is a sign of things to come. My wife started cutting my son and I's hair a few months into the pandemic. She learned to fade with a then Father's Day gift of a really nice rechargeable beard groomer and clipper with many attachments my wife got me for fsthers day last year. Have not been back to my barber since. But I might go back occasionally if I want a little extra off the top.
     
       
     
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  •  NSpizz wrote 18 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I'vebeen using the same barber, Tito, since 1971. Since then I've only had rwo haircuts from a different barber. They were both from his brother when Tito went to italy.
     
       
     
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  •  sbloom wrote 18 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Spelling counts. Is Frank your Barber? Barder....
     
       
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 18 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Feeling confidently well-groomed is important. The dentist and hairstylist are the areas where I am most particular about the professional with whom I deal. So you are excused from missing Happy Hour THIS ONE TIME!
     
       
     
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  •  CarlyMeyer wrote 18 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Nothing betta than a fresh hair cut! You'll walk talker and feel sharper....at least I do when I get a fresh cut.
     
       
     
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