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    Haircut stories

    "You look so handsome, with your hair cut ," was my sweet Mother's way of suggesting my hair had become long and rebellious and should be lopped off. Of course I look like my Dad and she married him in the short haired 40's, that may have something to do with her prejudiced attitude.
    I'm very peaceful in spirit, but got drafted, trained infantry, went to Vietnam with my m-60 machine gun and after life changing events got back to Fort Hood to await my departure date. Time arrived, mind you I am 25 years old, college degree, combat experience which I did not want, couldn't shoot a rabbit earlier in life because I liked them more alive.
    I am packed ready to leave the army. In to get my discharge papers signed by the captain, then on my way.
    "Get you hair cut and then I'll sign your discharge" he said with what I thought was a cocky grin. Taken aback, way back, anger filled me, "why" I asked myself? I got it cut, he signed my dd214 and most of me went on my way,except for that little bit I left in the office. Not some knuckle skin, but rather the realization it was the "power" not the "people" that really matter.
    I get my hair cut now when I want, and not before.
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    Last edited by Robert Schaubhut; 02-11-2007 at 06:14 PM.
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    hmm, my short experience in the Army was. some officers just had to wave their power over enlisted personal. As for haircuts, If I let my hair grow it would make your look straight

    I tend to just have the wife take the dog clippers to it every couple months. When I was kid it was always short, that was what dad wanted and dad always got what he wanted. Well till I was 15 or so and I went through a stage where I let it grow.

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    Shaz......I was 18.....A few months earlier my drinking habits had upset my parents and I moved out and got an apartment with another 18 year old. We worked hard and partied hard. Then just a few weeks before my 19th birthday and my forth coming invitation for a draft physical...my maternal grandmother died. This was in '68 and I'd grown long hair, sideburns and some hair above my uppper lip. I'm hesitant to call it a mustache as I've never been able to grow a good one. When we arrived in southern Indiana for Grandma's funeral my Dad gave me a choice .....shave and get a haircut or he'd do it for me. I'd witnessed my Dad's phyisical prowess with his fists on the floor of a couple oil rigs and knew there was no logical reason to argue with him. I cut my hair and shaved. A month later I passed the draft physical much to everybody's surprise. I quickly enlisted in the Navy for 6 years and got the training I wanted. When I left for bootcamp I saved the Navy some time by getting a "burr" haircut.

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    I like barbershops - real barbershops, stylists not so much. I've had haircuts in a lot of different places, but the one that always put a grin on my face was in Ankara, Turkey.

    The barbershop was on the ground floor of the building our rented apartment was in. One barber and one helper. No English spoken and not much more than "Yes" or "No" in my Turkish vocab.

    I keep my hair very short - it's strictly a clipper job most places, but the Turkish barber used only scissors. Well, almost. My hair was cut with meticulous care - sweet mint tea was brought by the smiling helper. Then on to the shave. Hot towel first and a straight razor yielded by an expert hand.

    The crowning touch was something I've never seen or heard of elsewhere. He would pick up a little swab, dip it in alcohol, light it, then shielding the side of my head with his free hand, he proceeded to singe the hair in my ears!

    An odd sensation and the signal that the haircut was finished. 10,000,000 lira to the barber and 3,000,000 to the helper and it was smiles all around. Always left there with a spring in my step
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    Like you like it.

    Much like both you and Ken I am Vietnam era. I later went on to be quite successful in business. Married a beautician for about 7 years. Figure each "free" hair cut and style (of all kinds) only cost me about $30,000 each. Keep your hair like you like it Shaz. Doesn't change the person.

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    When I grew up my mother always cut my hair. She would just put on the ole butch attachment and give me a buzz. One day I was either 11 or 12 She was merily cutting away when I felt the cliper touch my scalp and heard my mother say opps. Well it turn out the butch clip fell off mid stroke. I looked at the back of my head in the mirror and said "Thats it I won't get my hair cut again till I can go to a barber shop." And I didn't either.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Schaubhut View Post
    "You look so handsome, with your hair cut ," was my sweet Mother's way of suggesting my hair had become long and rebellious and should be lopped off. Of course I look like my Dad and she married him in the short haired 40's, that may have something to do with her prejudiced attitude.
    I'm very peaceful in spirit, but got drafted, trained infantry, went to Vietnam with my m-60 machine gun and after life changing events got back to Fort Hood to await my departure date. Time arrived, mind you I am 25 years old, college degree, combat experience which I did not want, couldn't shoot a rabbit earlier in life because I liked them more alive.
    I am packed ready to leave the army. In to get my discharge papers signed by the captain, then on my way.
    "Get you hair cut and then I'll sign your discharge" he said with what I thought was a cocky grin. Taken aback, way back, anger filled me, "why" I asked myself? I got it cut, he signed my dd214 and most of me went on my way,except for that little bit I left in the office. Not some knuckle skin, but rather the realization it was the "power" not the "people" that really matter.
    I get my hair cut now when I want, and not before.
    Shaz
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    Gee to bad you couldn't have whipped out a pair of scissors & cut 1 hair & handed it to him. Telling there I cut my hair. Hair being singular meaning 1. I just love the english language. I know we say hair cut & not hairs cut but I always think this is kinda funny. You know Ray Stevens said "don't get a hair cut out of town".
    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 02-11-2007 at 10:07 PM.
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    I'm one of those crazies who is just about bald on top but has a long ponytail. Saves some $$ at the barber shop, but mainly it reminds me how great it is to be retired
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Cloud View Post
    I'm one of those crazies who is just about bald on top but has a long ponytail. Saves some $$ at the barber shop, but mainly it reminds me how great it is to be retired
    Don'tcha mean tired & re-tailed? Or is that high-tailed?
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Haircut? What is this haircut of which you speak?
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