Short of Cash

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A couple of months ago, I changed my hair style.  I've had the same "style", as it were, since pretty much the day I was born.  So after 41 years of the same, Catalina and Jeni (of Jeni's House of Hair in Pryor) convinced me that I needed a change.  Reluctantly, the hair got cut.  After it was over, I just wasn't sure if it was right for me.  Jeni said that if no one complemented me on my hair at all during the rest of the day, she would do my next hair cut for free.

I could have lied, but I didn't.  She was right.  EVERYBODY has told me how nice my hair looks.  I guess that means it didn't look all that good before.  Oh well, I only spent 41 years like that... someone should've told me.

One of the side effects of my new style and shorter hair is that I need more frequent haircuts.  Tuesday was the day for one of those appointments.  Jeni and I were talking all the while she was cutting my hair.  She finished, told me the price and I proceed to dig the wallet out of my back pocket.

Have you ever seen a cartoon where one of the characters opens something, and a moth or something like that flies out to signify that whatever was opened is empty?  Well, I think a moth (or something) flew out of my wallet when I opened it.  Oops!!  I was so embarrassed.  I actually had a few dollars in there, but I thought there was a $20 bill inside.  There wasn't.  Not enough cash to pay in full, I gave her all I had.  I forgot I had spent the $20 the day before taking a client to lunch.  Silly me.

Fortunately, I've been seeing Jeni for a long long time, so she just laughed and told me to not worry about it, and that we'll make it up the next appointment.  While happy she understood, I'm still a bit chagrined that I could do something so stupid. 

Moral of the story: Always check your wallet before you get your hair cut.  That's something I will now never forget.



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