Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Razor-edge experience


I was quite at peace with my hairstyle but comments from friends like “Go, get a shampoo bath,” and “Your head looks like a rocket-launcher,” landed me in a salon chair.
The hairstylist from Kerala began his job in right earnest. Unfortunately, the political news on the TV behind was a huge distraction. Every two minutes, he turned around to say loudly, “Yes, this minister is a culprit. He must have committed murder.”
In a few minutes, my head turned a battleground for him. That was OK. What followed was worse. I had opted for a shave. The news continued on TV. The party of the minister defended him and that was too much for the hairstylist. “Idiots,” he shouted looking at the TV and I had a cut on my face.
He was disappointed but not rattled to see blood. “It’s a small cut,” he pacified me, splashing an after-shave and showering talcum powder.
After the entire trauma, when I returned to office the next day, the first comment from a colleague was, “What happened? Did you allow rats to run riot on your head?”

30 comments:

  1. I thought Eli Saab was a lebanese designer - not this eli saab!!!!!

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  2. The tricks hair and hair stylists play :).

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  3. in malayalam we say that 'vetti nirathi'...

    ha ha ha...

    thanks for sharing...

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  4. How lucky.
    I wish ,I could talk of HAIR

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  5. A asying in hindi suits ur case "assman se tapka khajoor main atka" :D

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  6. Ouch, a cut face and after shave - sounds like a painful combination to me.

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  7. hahahaha.. I could actually visualize the whole thing :D :D.. on a serious note that was pretty nasty ..

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  8. Ha..ha..I would wish to see a pic. of your new hair style..:))

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  9. yeah...as chitra said.....that pic must have added some extra flavour to this post....:)

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  10. LOl! good fun at your expense.

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  11. Gosh! Somehow this doesn't paint a handsome pic...lol

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  12. Ha! Ha! Aren't you glad you didn't look like that minister ? He could have ......(Shudder! Shudder!)

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  13. your friends response was great! lolz :)
    and the pic...hahaha :D

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  14. yes, it would be nice to see a picture of you to find out if the fellow left anything undone.

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  15. Earlier the barber shop was the best place to listen to some juicy gossip from the barber or listen to the news/songs from the radio.
    Now the radio is replaced by the TV and all hell breaks loose :-)

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  16. he he he But hey did you seriously let RATS run riot :) he he h

    Bikram's

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  17. No wonder barbers have all the news about everything in the world...specially politics.

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  18. hahaha!! NEw rat roit haircut!! Inspired by the murder and clprit Mantri and Santris of India!!

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  19. hahaha!! nice write up!!A new Rats Riot hairstyle inspired by the Mantri and Santri of India!!

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  20. Ramesh bhai you have the option of topi, turban, but steel hat is the best when you want barbar service.
    Yaar Keedher ho BHAAEE?

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  21. Every time I step into the Parlour, I pray that nothing should go wrong :-)

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  22. haha! and not one said how did you get that cut on your face? Seems as if being content with your own hairstyle is the best you can do. :)

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  23. Rats ran a riot on your head, lol too funny!! :)

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