A little less honesty, please?

18 Jan
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Gray hair? What gray hair?

Exchange with Tom, my stylist, at my most recent haircut.

Me: You know, I think my hair is actually getting thicker!

Tom, after a pause: Is it also getting grayer?

Me: Yeah – there are a lot of them now.

Tom: Well… there you go.



6 Responses to “A little less honesty, please?”

  1. thesinglecell January 18, 2016 at 11:12 am #

    Tom could have sorted out a way of wording things to address texture and whatnot, rather than going directly for “you are aging rapidly, so your happiness at your hair’s newfound thickness is really misguided.”

    • pithypants February 4, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

      He’s not exactly subtle. I like to think it’s because English is his second language, but that’s become less plausible since his vocabulary is better than mine.

  2. Lorna's Voice January 20, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    Does Tom not care about his tip? He really needs to play along and live in your pretend world with you. I mean it’s so much more fun when you have company in Pretend World, right? 😉

    • pithypants February 4, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

      He’s been cutting my hair for over a decade and knows the magic he works is real – so he can say whatever he wants and as long as I don’t look like a mangey cat when I leave, he will be tipped well!

      • Lorna's Voice February 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

        I know the value of a tried and true hair stylist. I haven’t found one yet out here in the wild Pacific NW. Maybe if I wanted pink punk hair…

      • pithypants February 28, 2016 at 9:57 am #

        Oooh… pink punk hair could be fun!

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