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1 Double edged swords. on Sun Dec 11 2016, 17:10

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Andy Walker
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Don't worry, this isn't some weird geeky thread about what's the best weapon to use on a specific level of Warcraft or anything like that, I'm speaking metaphorically.

Mrs B's Dad's a barber by trade.

And when we first met, 20 years ago, that was a bonus (not the only reason I started going out with her but it did help swing it.)

Anyroad, I've had 20 years of free haircuts (which I've worked out has saved me over 600 quid to date) and he's actually a jolly decent barber.

However......he's now a 74 year old, jolly decent barber but with failing eyesight. 

And that brings with it certain problems.

He's never done the old "clippers right up the middle" thing, but he does now miss bits when he's using the scissors.

So now, when I wash, dry and comb it, I'm left with odd straggly sections which are quite often at least half an inch longer than the adjacent patch of hair.

And I finish up in front of the bathroom mirror having to make DIY corrections.

Which don't always turn out how I'd imagined.

I can't say anything because it's free and it would probably hurt his feelings, but on the other hand, Mrs B thinks it's hilarious when I come back from his house looking like an adult version of this:




What should I do?

2 Re: Double edged swords. on Sun Dec 11 2016, 17:45

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Youri Djorkaeff
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Ask him if he's seen the specsavers advert with the old farmer shearing his sheep. He might pick up on that  Very Happy

3 Re: Double edged swords. on Sun Dec 11 2016, 18:00

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Nat Lofthouse
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My Mother used to cut my hair as a child,and,to keep her happy,I still allow her to cut it every now and again.
However,she's now 86,and somewhat erratic with scissors and shears,the result being I leave her house looking like Geronimo en route to a buffalo hunt.
I tend to wear a cap.

4 Re: Double edged swords. on Mon Dec 12 2016, 17:14

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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Get a rotary hair clipper e.g. Babyliss and DIY.

5 Re: Double edged swords. on Mon Dec 12 2016, 17:17

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Andy Walker
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I've had a parting since about 1973 and I'm not abandoning it now.

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