end of the holidays

A man walked into the shop today asking how much to cut off his beard. Said beard was long and white, and he had lots of white hair on his head to match. We got to talking, and it turns out that he is one of the local Santas around Christmastime.

But seeing as how now it is January, he wanted the beard and most of his hair gone.

And that’s how I knew the Holidays were officially over.

It is what it is

A man came in for a trim. Although his beard was pure silver, the hair on his head was brown without even a hint of gray. He had a very laid-back attitude, and kept a mantra of  “it is what it is.”

He told me a tale of another man (who had gone completely gray) that demanded to know what my client put in his hair to keep it brown. My client kept insisting that his hair was all natural and always had been. This went on and on until the other man became irate. My client ended his story with his classic “it is what it is,” and I couldn’t help but think that maybe it was this attitude that kept his hair from going gray.