Thursday, October 18, 2007
Last night I had my hair cut again. This time in Brooklyn. In a salon. The salon is actually on my block, a few buildings down. So, I left my apartment at 5:30 for my 5:30 appointment. I like that.
I walk in and the salon is really nice. One wall is all brick. There are two women waiting for me. Brooklyn women. Seriously. Accents and everything. They were watching entertainment television. The show was all about the Rich. Not so much the famous, I guess some were famous, but the point of the show was to talk about how much money these folks had. It was sort of documentary style. There was a narrator that would voice-over with facts like "These girls are not only rich, they also know how to party hard." And they interviewed experts in the field that would say things like "what sets these sisters apart is not only do they have a lot of money, they are also extremely fashionable, and they have been since they were little girls."
The hair stylists were all disgusted by how much money these people had. And I wondered why they were watching the show.
The hair dresser and I discussed my hair. What I wanted. What I liked and didn't like about my hair. She had great advice and was excellent at her job. She asked me about various famous people and if I wanted hair like theirs. I am terrible at these questions. She seemed surprised that I didn't know who she was talking about and what their hair looked like. But, she worked with me anyway.
I was almost starting to feel embarrassed. I was starting to feel like I should pay more attention to movie stars and the rich and famous so I could keep up in these kinds of conversations. Then I reminded myself: it's okay. I know precious little about popular culture, but I do know about other things. I actually said that to myself, "I know about other things." Hair salon pep talk.
When she finished, I was happy. She did a great job. She had great advice. And I thought, maybe I should get my hair attended to more than once a year. And here, not only do I get good hair care, I get exposure to a whole realm of knowledge that I have little contact with.
And that's not all bad.
Posted by Dave at 10:47 AM