Whenever I leave home on an errand, I try to combine more than just one so that in one trip I can achieve more.
So it was that when I got an appointment with my dentist fortuitously advanced to a civilised time that I decided to combine it with a hair trim on the way back home.
The saloon however was jam packed and I had to wait for some time before I could get a slot and in the process had to settle for a trim by a barber not my usual choice.
The wait and the aftereffects of the visit to the dentist made me doze off while the trimming was going on and instead of a hair trim I got a haircut.
As usual, I used the opportunity for a beard trim plus an upper body massage and finally reached home three hours after I had left it. Unusual because both the dentist and saloon are just across the road from my residence. My daughter in love Manjiree was quite worried as I had not taken my mobile phone with me and she could not contact me whereas on contacting the dentist she was told that I had left a long time ago. Knowing her FIL as she does for being impulsive, she must have thought that he had gone off to take sannyasa! So when she saw me return hale and hearty if some what lighter on the top she exclaimed “So, that is what you did, had a haircut!”
And I responded – “Yes dear, but I was barberqueued!”