This is not a post about my haircut.
It is, however a post about what happened when I got my hair cut just now. Vital distinction.
I went to the same place I’ve been going to for about four years. The gal who used to cut my hair moved to Florida about six months ago, so I had to switch over to a New Stylist last time. I liked her, so I went back to her tonight.
She clearly did not remember me, which I totally don’t hold against her — it had been a couple of months and it was the first time she had seen me. I know I don’t have to tell you, I’m just not that spectacularly fascinating.
I’m a little fascinating. But not spectacularly.
Last time I went to New Stylist, it was a Saturday and I was wearing Saturday clothes. Maybe ever so slightly schlubby. And she did a fine job on my hair, gave me a nice little wash in the sink, chatted, and trimmed my locks right good.
This time I went straight over from work, dressed in full business regalia — a black business suit (jacket and pants, natch, and a black v-neck T-shirt). Because I had a To-Do at work today with Important People, I was also wearing pearls.
Was it a conicidence that this time I got a distinctly more royal treatment this time than when I was in sweats? That she solicitously inquired whether the water was too hot as she washed my hair, that she shampooed not once but twice, and slowly, slowly, worked the shampoo in, with a little extra temple-massage thrown in?
That she wondered aloud whether I wouldn’t like to try some color next time, and did I know she did pedicures, and WHAT lovely skin I have!
Either I suddenly smelled like money today, or she developed an astonishingly rapid and powerful crush on me.