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Talking to your Barber,

Interesting anecdote @Riversiderouge good to hear from you.

Essex UK

Apart from a four year period in the 1970’s, I’ve been to the same barber for nearly fifty years. His name is John, and his salon is called Blades. When I first met him he was a ringer for the tennis player Bjorn Borg and I looked a bit like Robert Redford. (honestly!). Today he is wrinkled, bent, and I’m convinced he either has a drink problem or he has Parkinson’s Desease. I’ve hardly changed beleive it or not! Over the years we’ve shared our sacred secrets with each other and we often remind each other of what life was like as kids and teenagers in the ’50’s and ’60’s. These days I often think that my life is in his hands, because they shake quite a bit, but after such a long time I couldn’t think about going anywhere else, and anyway he only charges £7 to trim what little of the Redford locks I have left. The most surprising thing of all is that despite me greeting him by his first name in all these years, he has never returned a first name greeting, because he has never asked me what my name is.

Bishop Auckland

Solent_Richard wrote:

Hopefully I will be able to report on the new barber sometime next week.

I noticed that the signwriters were busy yesterday.

Well they took their time.

Our new Turkish Barber opened this week…

I’ve yet to attend but will certainly give the guy a try before Christmas.

Fossil wrote:

At my local hairdressers the owner rents out the chairs and one is rented by a lady who has cut my hair on several occasions and I have to say she is excellent.

When this new guy opens that will be the fourth gentleman’s barber shop in our village. The three others are all run and staffed by women: hence the reason I have peddled to Gosport for the last 5 or so years.

Solent_Richard wrote:

Here at Lee on the Solent we actually have three ‘Gents’ barbers but I avoid them all because they are all women operated.

At my local hairdressers the owner rents out the chairs and one is rented by a lady who has cut my hair on several occasions and I have to say she is excellent.

London

Hopefully I will be able to report on the new barber sometime next week.

I noticed that the signwriters were busy yesterday.

I don’t kid with my appearance, a man has got too look sharp you know . I’ve had just one barber for the last 10 + years. He is a good lad who is always happy to see me. We do chat a bit while he’s at it, with him asking questions and me giving him some wisdom that comes along with age. We talk about a lot of things like his girl issues, kind of friends he keeps, how to get along with his dad etc. I get to learn what’s happening around the neighborhood from him. He makes going for a haircut a wholesome activity, something I have come to look forward to overtime.

There’s a new kid coming to the block.

As part of my fitness regime I get on my bike whenever I need a haircut and, as previously commented, I have a great rapport with the Kurdish barbers in Gosport.

Here at Lee on the Solent we actually have three ‘Gents’ barbers but I avoid them all because they are all women operated.

However, while walking for my daily newspaper yesterday morning I was interested to see that a notification had been scrawled on the window of a seafront shop that has been empty for months…

Looks like I’ll have to brush up on my Turkish.

Günaydın, kısa arka ve yan lütfen

Fossil wrote:

Solent_Richard wrote:
A pensioners’ cut is now £7.00.
Is that all you pay!! I don’t know Gosport personally but that’s cheap.

A few weeks ago in Fareham Shopping Mall it was only £6.00 for pensioners.

Roughly the same peddling distance for me but I do enjoy my banter with the Kurdish boys.

Not as cheap as GW’s at £4.50 Alan……

Bedford
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