What’s The Fuss All About?

What the fuss was all about in my case was maintaining my long hair and beard  as,  my  regular  hair  cutting  saloon  was  closed  due  to  the  lockdown.   

The next big fuss was about getting assurance that I could visit the saloon and be safe now that, they had reopened.   So, I pestered my son and heir to go, inspect, ensure and report back about the hygiene at the salon and the precautions that they take to prevent spreading of the virus.

The next big fuss was to get ready mentally to take the risk despite the assurances received.  The discomfort of the long hair and beard finally persuaded me to take the leap of faith and go.

The next big fuss was all from the lads at the saloon.  They were delighted to see me after such a long time and ooed and  aaed about my hirsute splendour and tried to persuade me to shape both rather than revert to my earlier version of short crop for both.  Finally, with much reluctance, my choice prevailed and you can see the result below.

Lest my readers think that the fuss that I experienced was so great, here is what Stevie Wonder has to say about it.

If I’m caught at a dance party without my dancing shoes
And everybody dances on my bare feet
Shame on me
If I’m minding my business just doing the right thing
And you try to front me off in the street
Shame on you
If a family’s waiting for that special blessing to
Come their way
But they ain’t trying to get on their knees and pray
Shame on them
And if we live in a time where every nation’s fighting
Around the world
Yet we can’t all agree that peace is the way
Shame on us
Shame on me, shame on you, shame on them, shame on us
Shame on me, shame on you, shame on them, shame on us
So what the fuss
If I gotta get up early in the morning for a job
And I forget to set the stupid alarm
Shame on me
If my children are playing outside like little children do

This is my take on this week’s Friday 8 On 1 blog post topic. The other seven bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday are Maria. Sanjana, PadmumRaju, Shackman , Srinivas and Conrad.  This week’s topic was suggested by Maria. Please do go over to their respective blogs to see what they have to say on the topic. Thank you.

28 thoughts on “What’s The Fuss All About?”

  1. That was quite the beard before it was trimmed!

    Mine would have been quite a bit less impressive had I let it go as long. I trim mine myself and I think I’ve trimmed it at least twice during the last 6 months.

    My barber reopened his shop back in June and I visited to get my hair cut about 3 weeks later. I normally let it get a bit shaggy before I go, but that was pushing what I was comfortable with. I’ve been going to the same shop since we moved here in 1981 when my current barbers’s father ran it. His son started working with him a few years later and stayed with it after the old barber retired.
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    1. The saloon that I go to is just across the road from where I live and I have been going there now for 25 years and the young lads have all now become middle aged and fuss over me. It is owned by a businessman who employs these men on a salary and customers usually tip them as well.

  2. I was also a bit nervous before going back to the hairdresser. Would they be taking all the necessary precautions to reduce the infection-risk? But my hair was getting so long and unmanageable I had to take the plunge and get it cut. As it happens I was quite satisfied with their safety measures.

    1. A cousin of mine kept goading me to go after he went and found that they were quite well equipped with safety measures. Apparently the government has given guide lines and they are regularly inspected too.

  3. I like your hair short but think the beard could go it bit longer – it was indeed a spectacular beard before your jaunt. Mine gets cut by a fellow 2 trailers away and he comes here to do it.

  4. I think your shorn look is so much better and your face reflects it. I have very long hair but I keep it up and off my face always. Can’t stand it anywhere near skin.


  5. I’m sure you feel like a new man again…

    I too had my hair cut yesterday, I went via the underground carpark as it was the closest entrance, arriving just before opening time (first in queue) – the staff all wear masks and there a tiny differences in the situation, but nothing bad – but as I use a Mall entity I feel that’s at least cleaned correctly and it felt safer. I didn’t stay long in the Mall, walked smartly through to the West portal – found it was raining, smartly to bus station which is almost adjacent. Found I had a 20min wait, went to Mom/Pop cafe and got a savory something to take home…

    I look in the mirror this morning, I feel “so much better to have it all trimmed” etc…
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    1. I don’t quite feel like a new man. More like a relieved one. Just like you in your last paragraph.

      My tryst with the barber was just a gently stroll across the road from my home. May be about fifty meters.

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