My mother scheduled a barber appointment last week for today. I knew at the time so yeah I decided not to shave thinking that’s what I am paying barber for.
We got there and sat on the chairs to wait.
The barber was shaving and cutting a man’s hair. The man’s beard was trimmed down to same length as top of head. A short stubble length.
My mother: Oh (barber’s name BN) sculpted your hair so neatly. It matches the beard. You look so distinguished.
Me: (to me) oh god
My mother (to barber): You do such a good job.
We have been going for a year and a half.
So a few minutes later the man paid and left.
So I sat on barber’s chair. Barber and my mother kept talking about how bad Trump is. I was thinking “please pay attention”
About halfway in another man walks in circa 30.
My mother: You look like you don’t need a haircut.
Man: I come every week.
My mother: Wow BN really does a nice job. Your hair is so nice and well cut.
Me to myself (Is this Chippendales why is she objectifying these men?)
Man: BN does a good job.
My mother: It shows with you.
BN: Almost done.
It was a good job. For 17 dollars (my mother insists on seven dollars tip). She would never tip anyone that much except him. I pay half she the other half.
I realize this is her Chippendales.