Barbernama: Why Two-timing Your Barber is Always a Bad Idea

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Barbernama: Why Two-timing Your Barber is Always a Bad Idea

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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en, I’ve realised, are greatly attached to two people throughout their lives – their mothers and their barbers. The first helps them shape their life and the latter helps them shape the rest of their lives. But while you might eventually move out of your mother’s house, you know you’ll be visiting the same barber until the day you die, or go bald. So, we commence the search for “the one” in the dingiest salons and parlours of our neighbourhood. And we’ll keep playing musical chairs with each barber until we finally meet our one true hair-mate.

Naturally, at some point, the search ends, and an everlasting romance commences along with a promise to never let another man touch our hair. But, if you’ve ever watched a rom-com, or better yet, lived one, then you’d know that the greatest romances end because people never realise what they have until it’s lost forever.

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