Monday, 21 April 2008

Another way to beat the credit crunch

This is gratefully received from Maggie who awarded me this last week – many thanks Maggie!
I hereby pass it on to all of you who read this blog because you must be people of distinction to read it!

Himself has just departed after a Home Hair Cut. This is the latest is the battle to beat the credit crunch here in Cornwall. (Don't mention the wine consumption. That is up to its normal levels.)

Himself bought a pack of 3 thinning scissors from the Pound Shop - you know, three pairs for a pound. He's used them to cut Mollie's coat before now - amid much growling from her - but the other day he decided to use them on himself.

I have to say, it didn't look too bad though this is probably more a comment on his barber than anything else. So today he decided he needed help with the back.

He stood outside in the yard with the mirror and a comb and handed me the scissors. "Here you go, Pop. Munch it and comb it."

I took a swipe and at that moment he leaned forward to remove a snail from one of the flowerpots. "Don't!" I said, having removed a large chunk of hair.

He assumed his previous stance and I chopped - sorry, munched - and combed. Pocketfuls of fine white hair fell, like dandelion clocks, all over the yard. The end result is - well, I don't think I'm going to win Distinctive Hairdresser of the Year Award.

Just as well he's not vain.


Pippa said...

Hey you need one of those nice machines.

We paid 17€ for one and it is one of the best investments we have made for some time. Ok, maybe not quite the best, but defo vfm. Even though it is cheap to get your hair cut in Spain (if you know where to go) - we have still got our money back. is easy to do a decent job too. So from one journo to another - you too could have a future as a hairdresser/barber.

Kate (sorry using dog's login and can't be bothered to change it)

Anonymous said...

Better not tell my husband, he loves the pound shop! I couldn't cut hair for love nor money. Well, maybe for money.

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

kate - thanks for that. a new career - from journo to barber!!

Crystal - I dont think I can either!

Akelamalu said...

You need some clippers! My friend used to do her hubbys hair with clipper but forgot to put the guard on and gave him a reverse mohican!

Julia Phillips Smith said...

I should have known you'd have pound shops over there. We have dollar stores and we adore them.

I remember when I started cutting my husband's hair - I used to sneak looks at the other men on the subway so I could see what the basic men's cut looked like. Luckily he's got curly hair - I discovered it's very forgiving.

Elaine Denning said...

You couldn't send me some in the post, could you? I could really do with a haircut and these days I'd be able to redecorate the front room with the amount it'd cost me to go to the hairdresser.

Flowerpot said...

AK - I'm really not sure what you'd call what I gave Himself!!!

Flowerpot said...

Julia - yes pound shops are a great idea. My husband's hair curls at the bottom but I think I#'ve cut all that off!

MissU - you are welcome to it. Did you mean send hair or scissors?!!

tim relf said...

Do we get to see a photo after the haircut?!