Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Barbers Have a Way of Knowing

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Barbers Have a Way of Knowing

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MARK

SLEEMAN

Columnist

mark.sleeman@dailymercury.com.au

"WHO cut your hair last time," she demanded.

The tone of her voice was actually polite, but the fact I'd been dreading this moment seemed to turn it up a few decibels.

"I went to a barber across town,'' I whispered, hoping my regular barber who was standing at a chair nearby snipping away wouldn't hear.

Dammit. How did she know? Was it the guilt on my face? What gave it away? "How did you know,'' I whispered.

"Oh, whoever did it cut it differently,'' she said.

"They did an okay job," she added. "They did make a mistake here. But it will grow back."

I didn't feel angry I'd been found out. I wasn't even upset to be told of the "mistake" lurking in my hair. I was the one who had made the mistake -- going to another barber and thinking I could get away with it. …

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