Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Random Notes From the Barbershop

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 12/24/2008 No comments
I was in the barbershop this afternoon getting my hair cut when I was reminded that the most interesting sights and sounds take place at black barbershops. Here's what I observed:

  • Man, why did I wait until Christmas Eve to get my hair cut? There are a lot of people ahead of me.
  • There's a lot of debate as to who's going to go far in the NFL playoffs. The Dallas Cowboys are the team people love to hate. Not everyone is convinced the Carolina Panthers have what it takes.
  • A guy walks in selling Barack Obama calendars. On my way to the barbershop, I passed a street vendor on Beatties Ford Road with a tent set up selling Obama T-shirts and stuff. As I've said before, Obama is the most bootlegged man in America.
  • Some kid, who must've anticipated the wait at the shop, brought his Playstation 2. He hooked it up to one of the TVs and him and the other kids started playing Madden.
  • The Charlotte Bobcats can't catch a break. There was plenty of negative talk about the team and their recent trade (Personally, I think the trade was a good move).
  • One guy struck up the conversation of the day. Some of the guys were complaining about the economy, as we all do nowadays, when one of them said he was going to apply to the government for a bailout. He was serious. He said he's going to write the government (I'm not sure who he would address it to) and send them a list of all his bills and debts and ask them for a bailout. You would've thought he'd just concocted a brilliant plan the way others began chiming in. I think they're going to start some kind of movement or petition or something. Good luck to 'em, is what I have to say about that. I'm just thankful the cost of haircuts haven't gone up.


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