Fran Lebowitz (American Writer and Humorist, b.1950)
TIME: 3:42 PM
PLACE: Magic Comb
MB prefers to have his hair short, in fact, his philosophy is the shorter the better. Ever since he was a toddler, I’ve been bringing him to my beautician, Carol, to have his hair cut. She adores him. She loves to tell her customers the story about a time when MB was about 11 months old. While she was cutting my hair, he was wandering around the shop and jabbering to himself. All of a sudden, we noticed that it had gotten quiet. Carol looked up from my haircut to see how he was doing and burst out into laughter. MB had proceeded to climb up a chair and had plopped down into the sink where she washes hair. There he was, calmly sitting cross-legged in the middle of the bowl. She wishes she had a camera handy that day as she says it was a perfect Kodak moment. He had no climbing into sinks this afternoon, just a haircut with the #4 blade.