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Disaster on my head

Last night I stopped by the local SuperCuts to get a good, conservative, clean haircut for interviews. My hair has gone through some wild peregrinations lately - from blue, to green, to silver-green, to brown, to slowly fading out to ash-blonde ... I wanted something that would not scream "independent thinker!" to potential employers.

I asked for a trim - clippers on the sides, cut down to a manageable but not spiky on top. The woman got out the clippers, and started trimming... and then said "oops!" I was a little worried, but she just kept working so it couldn't be too bad, right? After she finished with the clippers she said, "I'm not going to charge you for this cut. I made a mistake, ok?" She got the mirror and spun me around to see ...

And there, on the side of my head, was a divot about three inches by five, of pure, bald, scalp. I don't know what she thought, that I would just leave it like that, but obviously I had to shave off the rest of the sides to match, or it would look ridiculous. So now I have the kind of whitewall high-and-tight I haven't had since being in the Army.

On the other hand, I couldn't convince her to cut down the top enough, either, so that's too long - and I look like a skater. Only I'm too old and fat to be a skater, so I just look like a dork. What's worse - without even asking, she shaved off my lucky sideburns.

So now, rather than having a nice, conservative cut for interviews, I have a half-crazed skater-wannabe cut that screams, "I read comics and smoke dope in my mother's basement in between X-Box breaks." Greeeaaaaat.

The fates are surely laughing.

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kylecassidy
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
YOU DARE POST THIS WITH NO PHOTOS?!
aghrivaine
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
I feel confident that Van Helder will make some sort of photoshop mockup shortly.
yagathai
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, but I'm too busy working on the flyers with your picture on them for Worldcon.
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princessdiablo
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)


That is *exactly* what my mind was thinking. Its like when someone tells you about a car wreck - you've got to turn your head and look. :)
aghrivaine
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
So far this haircut has been described as "world's worst mohawk" "pineapple head" ... and now "car wreck".

Sweet!
yagathai
Jan. 12th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Don't say I never did anything nice for ya:



Made just for you, Aghrivaine.
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eac
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
...you should have made her give you money...
erythromeister
Jan. 13th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC)
Better yet, perhaps it's your turn to wield the trimmer.
yagathai
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know about the fates, but I sure am.
aghrivaine
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
If it wasn't funny, I wouldn't post it.
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mandyly1977
Jan. 12th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
I was gonna say that I hoped you didn't pay, but what the hell... $8 is not going to teach her any lessons, methinks :(
vis_major
Jan. 12th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Please know that I am *totally* on your side, and if there's some way I can get your back I'd totally do it, but MAN! You must have seriously pissed off the Fates in some way. [shakes head]
nephandi
Jan. 12th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
This is the third time I have heard of an unsatisfactory experience with SuperCuts.
joemorf
Jan. 13th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
You could go get yourself a nice conservative flat-top...

~j
aghrivaine
Jan. 13th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
Hmm. Should they mistake me for a skater, or a highway patrolman?
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