Since I was seven, I’ve been getting my haircut at the same barbershop. Well the barber was probably about 85 years old when I started getting my hair cut there so that makes him about 150 years old now. The guy still cuts a haircut like he did in his prime, but since he’s so old, his grandson has been gradually taking over. Now his grandson gives a fine haircut, it’s not quite as good as the old man, but I’m sure he’ll get there with years of experience.
Here’s the issue though; every time I get a haircut from the young gun he leaves it just a hair long (pun intended) in the back. He spins me around in the chair and he asks “how does it look?” and I always say “it looks great.” And now I ask you, faithful readers, is that the right thing to do?
Should I say “ah actually do you mind taking a little bit more off the back?” I mean I am paying for the service, albeit $12 (plus tip) so I should be getting what I want, right? But does it make me kind of a dick for asking him to fix it up? I mean it’s not like the haircut looks like this:
But at the same time, am I willing to make a video about my new haircut like this?:
I mean maybe, but I don’t think my heart would be behind it. Point is, I’m not really sure what to do.
I think I’ll probably just continue to do what I’ve been doing and say “oh yeah it looks great.” Give him 15 bucks and leave.