Trying my hand at hair-cutting

Barber shop - Laos

India has announced the extension of its lock-down by a further 2 weeks. Which means that, if there are no further extensions, it will be nearly 2 months where most of us have been ‘locked’ at home.

Clearly, it’s not as bad for people with a roof over their heads and money to buy essential items. I realise that I am fortunate in that there has not really been a significant disruption in our lives due to the fact that we are staying in a gated residential complex. Sure, the common spaces are closed, which means that kids have no where to go and play. But they have their grand-mother staying with us, which has been a great help to us parents!

There has also not been much disruption at work. The internet connections have held up very well, so work from home has not been an issue for either my wife or I. Work has also been keeping us very busy, thankfully.

One service that we have now started missing is the barber shop. Looking back, I am so grateful that I got my hair cut a few days before we went into lock-down. But it’s getting to the stage where I will have to pay a visit to the hair-cutters soon after they re-open. And I am not looking forward to the crowds that are likely to be there then.

Anyway, my boy’s hair was getting quite unruly, so today, I decided to take matters into my own hands, literally! He was quite keen on getting it cut as well, so he was quite happy to be my guinea-pig! It took me 45 minutes to get through it, and I am pretty certain that the end result will not get me a look in at any saloon anywhere. But my son seemed quite happy with the end result! And that’s all that really matters, isn’t it? 🙂


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