831. A lot of people…

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Of course a lot of people don’t know how to part their hair in the right place. There are a lot of people who simply part their hair where they feel like it, but the head has a natural part. If you part your hair in the natural place, you look a lot younger.

My husband is bald, so he wouldn’t know where to part his hair. We came out from Cambodia over thirty years ago. I said to my husband then, that we have absolutely no relatives here, not even a solitary old auntie, so we’d better start making babies so that we have some relatives. So that’s what we did. We made three babies, and then I got a job in Johnsonville while the smallest was still small.

I’m not a grandmother yet, but the oldest boy is twenty-eight now. He had a girlfriend but when he broke up with her it broke his heart and now he’ll have nothing to do with girls. My husband and I, ours was an arranged marriage. I said to my son, there’s lots of relatives overseas who will find a pretty Cambodian girl for you to marry. Then you can start making babies. But he’s more into not doing that. He says he’ll find someone when he’s ready. But he’s not going to get back his girlfriend because she already married somebody else. I said you go online and find a girl on Twitter or something, but he won’t do that.

After Johnsonville I got another job in Wellington, but it didn’t pay as well, and I had to travel there and back. There was no time for the garden. I like my garden very much. So I said to the boss that I would work only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so that’s what I do.

Anyway, that’s your haircut finished. Just pay as you leave.

54 thoughts on “831. A lot of people…

              1. Cynthia Jobin

                My hat’s off to you…Bruce’s “v on its side” confused me at first because I didn’t know if it was the “greater than” or the “less than” symbol. But anyway, those instructions do not work for me…maybe because I am operating with a Macbook Air which does not have Microsoft Word? Maybe it’s just my incompetence with word processing….which is truly great. 🙂

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                1. Bruce Goodman Post author

                  The trouble is typing it out without using it so you can see what to type: Use the < sign first! Then > I shall now type it out with spaces – just remove the spaces and quot. marks: I hope this works! Use the “&-l-t-;” sign first! Then “&-g-t-;”

                  “&-l-t-;” strike “&-g-t-;”

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                  1. Cynthia Jobin

                    You are very sweet to try to teach me this, but I have no idea what you are saying here. I went back to your original instructions, now that I know what sides your “v” is on, and I have been trying over and over until I get the !@#$%^&* frickin’ thing right!

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                2. thecontentedcrafter

                  So apparently it is the ‘less than’ sign first, followed by the ‘greater than’…….. I got it right serendipitously! Mac’s are different aren’t they and a great mystery to me. I’m sure you can do it if you know someone with a Mac who can pass on the recipe. 🙂

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                  1. Cynthia Jobin

                    Yes. You know what I was caught on? I never knew the “/” meant cancel. It’s the stupid little things that are the catches. I find that I have to analyze my own thinking—about what I know and don’t know, and keep going with the trial and error, to come up with the solution. Thank you to both you and Bruce. I have often wondered about the strikethrough….how DO they do that? Now I know!

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                  1. thecontentedcrafter

                    Not at all sir! Am in fact terribly impressed that you know these little tricks and are willing to educate us lesser able mortals 🙂 Now I shall have to leave struck through words all over Blogland until I get the recipe stuck in my head 🙂

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      I THINK my hair should be parted on the left but it’s always been parted on the right because of a huge cow lick right at the top of the forehead. It sort of has always shot straight up in front and then swooped down uncontrollably – like the flight of a falcon!

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  1. thecontentedcrafter

    I don’t have a natural part, it all falls forward from the crown except when the hairdresser has roped it down and made it behave. I only go to the hair dresser while I’m growing out the natural colour – then it will be back to doing it’s own thing again. [I thought you might be interested to know all this for some odd reason.] And now I have to go and practise how to strike through in comments.

    Oh, PS I thought that was a good story Bruce – have you been in the hair salon recently? Such a conversation can and does occur. 🙂

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      1. MPHIX

        You have.

        You have a very curious style of telling stories, like dealing with a nebulous serpent. So although I can’t quite put my finger on why this made me chuckle, I sense the humour cleverly interwoven among those slippery words. Your tales are like elongated haikus. 🙂

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  2. arlingwoman

    I have had conversations like this at the hairdresser. The thing that’s a bit crazy is they always want to part my hair and I never do–at least not in the same place each time. Once someone gave me one of those precision haircuts from a particular part and I was snipping hair for weeks…

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  3. noelleg44

    Kind lost the the hair part thread until the end, but this made me think of my hairdresser – I have to watch her carefully, because if she starts talking, she snips and snips. And I come out with a really short haircut. Someone today mentioned my hair was shorter than normal – I told them they could have seen it last week when it was 1/8th of an inch shorter!

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