Undercover Haircut

haircut, life, absurd, humor, Modern PhilosopherI’m proud to announce, Modern Philosophers, that my new haircut has successfully completed its spy training.

It arrived on the scene Saturday, has been out in the open for all the world to see for four days now, but has managed to mingle among us virtually undetected for that period.

Not every haircut can earn undercover status this quickly, so it was quite the achievement.  Who knew that there was an international head of hair of mystery just waiting to be recruited under that mop top I’d been sporting for weeks?

Don’t let the photo of Dr. Evil fool you.  This spy hair is working for the good guys.  I just chose the dome chrome pic because my new ‘do has been just as invisible as Dr Evil’s infamous locks.

Maybe I’m more observant than most, but I pride myself on noticing when someone gets a haircut.  Just this morning, I told a coworker that her hair looked different and we chatted about her new style.

Of course, she made absolutely no mention of my new haircut.

Mission accomplished!

Yes, a few people have commented on the cut and seem to like it.  Mrs. Fish complimented me on my new, shorter ‘do on our morning walk.

My attractive neighbor, who was turning heads this morning in her robe as she manhandled the garbage to the curb, told me she had noticed my new haircut the night before but had forgotten to mention it.  Obviously, tossing grapes is distracting!

Other than that, maybe one or two other people have said something.

Is there some sort of sexist double standard at work here?  I get the feeling men’s haircuts go unnoticed on a grand scale, while women always seem to garner attention for doing something different with their locks.

Perhaps it’s just because men tend to get the same cut over and over, while women put a little more thought and style into the process?

Or is sexist of me to even offer that as an explanation?

haircut, life, absurd, humor, Modern PhilosopherAll I know is that my undercover hair is currently on assignment, and I’m not at liberty to discuss it.

National security and all.

For the record, though, it looks great.

Maybe you’ll notice it after you’ve read this blog post…

Yes, Modern Philosophers, this is the sort of thing I think about when I’m not feeling well.  My Deep Thoughts tend to run to the absurd when the germs try to take over my body.

I just hope my hair doesn’t get sick.  The world should not be deprived of its newest hero.

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About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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13 Responses to Undercover Haircut

  1. Ashana M says:

    For sure, there is a double standard. We don’t necessarily like it.

    • Austin says:

      You don’t like being told that someone noticed you got your hair done?

      • Ashana M says:

        Well, the problem with someone noticing when you get your hair done, is then they also notice it when you don’t. Or if you have it done, but it’s a fashion don’t. Sometimes it’s better if nobody notices how you look quite so much. It can be a lot of pressure.

        No one notices me that much, but this is what I hear from other people.

      • Austin says:

        I’m sorry you think no one notices you. I noticed your comments and am thankful for them. 🙂

  2. Pete Mercer says:

    My hair has been on assignment (absent) since the age of thirty. I have the hair of my grandad. He would say the hairdresser charged him $10. That’s $5 to find it, then $5 to cut it.

  3. dattaragurl says:

    When it comes to a guy’s face, I mostly notice if he’s got more or less facial hair than the last time I saw him, but I don’t make any “I noticed you got a shave, the new look suits you” comment, if he does anything to the hair on his head, it’s almost nothing special, it’s the same constant routine he’s going to continue doing all through his life. Let your hair grow out and make it into corn rows or hold it in a pony tail, then we can start talking “I loooove your new do!”.

  4. Someone told me a long time ago that a sign of a really good cut is when no one notices it’s been cut. In other words, it has staying power and doesn’t change too much as it grows. Now, if it’s a dramatic style change, then of course people would notice. You’d think. But on the other hand, I’m a strong believer in keeping comments about others’ appearances to myself on most occasions.

  5. I had almost five inches cut off my hair recently and no one noticed. So there’s that.

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