Sunday, December 24, 2006

Overheard in Cascadia

My homage to Overheard in New York and its ilk:

At the haircutters, as I was getting WB his traditional Christmas bowl cut. We were seated next to a 15 year old boy with one of those long, shaggy styles that seems to be the rage. His dad was instructing the stylist:

Dad: "Shorten it and clean it up. You know, hell, it's Christmas. Make him look presentable."
Stylist: "So, give him a bowl cut?"
Dad: "Yeah!"
Kid: [silently dying of embarrasment]

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7 Comments:

Blogger Spc. Freeman said...

Ahh, the bowl cut. The bane of my youth. When you can look at a high-and-tight and think "Wow, that looks pretty high-speed," you know you're from a fashion-deprived family. Happy holidays.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Neel Mehta said...

Yeah, there's something inherently cruel about the bowl cut. I can understand doing it at home with an actual bowl, but going to a "stylist"? I must question your motives.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Welcome, spc. freeman! Here's hoping for a happy and peaceful new year.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Spc. Freeman said...

Quinn,

Thanks for the comment on my site :) Many of the same blessings to you and yours. And yes, you may link to whatever you wish. I hope to see you again.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous kr said...

OMG that is so cruel
a teenager?!?!?!?
at least when my mom made my bros cut the long hair one year they got real haircuts

how much you bet that that kid discovers the joy of a bald head w/in 48 hours? (or a schoolchum with scissors and a vision ... )

2:30 AM  
Blogger Quinn said...

To all of you who are very concerned about this poor kid, I believe the stylist was being a little facetious, and would in no way have actually performed a bowl cut on a 15 year old hipster. I departed before seeing the final result, but I have faith that cooler heads prevailed. [Pun intended and atrocious.]

That said, a 15 year old who still lets his dad instruct the hairdresser???

4:02 PM  
Anonymous kr said...

dunno ... since 15 year old guys seem to find the whole hairdresser thing almost as uncool as going to the doctor (presumably why shag haircuts come into teenage style so often ; ) ) ... getting over the "I don't want to even admit I am here" part of the experience to even be able to talk to the hairdresser might take some work ; ) ?

A pun that atrocious is a thing of beauty : ).

11:07 AM  

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