Every man, even ones with a perfect wife, have dreams that go unrealized. I have been blessed with a wife who has made most of my dreams come true.
Until Thursday that is … when, well, I wouldn’t call it a fantasy, but I’d call it a long unanswered wish, was fulfilled. Timmi cut my hair.
I have no idea why, but for some reason it’s always bugged me that when I really needed a haircut that she wouldn’t give me a trim. I mean, how hard could it be really?
Apparently, it’s quite hard!
Now, I know what you’re thinking, that it was a comedy haircut of epic proportions, and now I look like a cross between Larry Fine and …
(I’d like to pause here a moment and describe a problem I’m having. I wanted to make a humourous comparison between what you might be imagining my hair looks like and 2 different famous people with bad hair. The first person I chose was Larry Fine, or "Larry" from the Three Stooges. Funny hair — no problem there. The problem was that I now needed someone with funny hair, in a non-Larry Fine sort of way, so ideally, someone mostly bald but not quite. Of course, the only person I can think of at all is Curly from the Three Stooges, and let’s be honest, if I use 2 of the Stooges in the same comparison, I’m really limiting myself and letting you down. Still, even after typing all that … I can’t think of anyone else.)
… Curly Howard, but it wasn’t! My hair looks MUCH better than it did (my head was starting to look like a cube, and that’s not a good thing). Timmi has a real talent.
Unfortunately, it’s apparently stressful to hold your spouse’s head and hair in your hands and be responsible for how they are going to look after taking a little off the back and sides. Not only that, but it took almost an hour of stressy snipping. Now for me, it wasn’t bad at all … I was in my own house, watching TV, living a dream. Timmi on the other hand, was learning a new skill and constantly dreading the consequences of any mistake. So, I don’t think I’ll do that to her again.
Instead, I think I’ll go see the movie pictured at right — $4 Haircut at Hot Docs, and see if I can pick up any pointers.