Close Shave

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Well that was a close shave! Quite literally, straight over the top of my head and that was that! Over on Facebook this week, one of those memory things popped up on the wife’s timeline. It was from around 2016 and is the photograph shown here in the header./p>

I Used To Wear A Hard Hat

Yes, that’s me. Complete with a bald stripe running across the top of my head. You see, we have one of those home barber kits that seemed to be popular back in the day. Debbie, (wifey), has cut my hair for many years. It started when I used to wear a hard hat at work and so kept my hair quite short. Out would come the hair cutter and I’d fit the number 2 attachment then wiz, buzz, buzz wiz and I’d be done for a couple of weeks. However, I moved on to another job and didn’t need a hard hat. Yay, I could grow my hair a little longer.

I Forgot The Attachment

By the time of the close shave, I’d officially finished working. A normal, quiet Sunday evening and I asked Wifey if she would cut my hair. Well, cut all of them!! My job was to set the clippers up, fit the attachment and plug it into the mains. The rest was up to her. For some unknown reason, I forgot to check if the plastic, number 4 cutter had been attached. Of course, it hadn’t, which means the blades will cut the hair right next to the skin. The first I knew about it was hearing the buzzzzzzzzz of the cutter coming into contact with the top of my head.

What The?

Then I heard, “Oooooh, blinking heck” or something very similar and the machine was abruptly switched off. I wasn’t sure what the problem was at first, but there was some sniggering and giggling which turned to straight up guffawing. All of it at my expense! As soon as she told me what had happened, I realised it was my error. Even looking in a mirror, I couldn’t see the top of my head. So she took photographs to show me. Oh, my word!!! Then she posted them to our daughters, who both joined in the guffawing.

A Close Shave
A Close Shave

All Over Social Media

It didn’t take long before the photos were on Facebook, Twitter and any other social media site they were members of. I could live with it. What I had trouble with was going out the following day. I had an appointment with my Doctor which I spent wearing a woolly hat. She must have thought I was very rude. It grew back, eventually. Wifey still cuts my hair, but there’s never any more close shaves as checking the attachment is fitted is now ingrained in my mind. All in all, though, it did give us all a good laugh.

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20 Comments
  • librepaley
    March 16, 2019

    Hope it was worth it for a good anecdote. Very funny (sorry).

    • admin
      March 16, 2019

      Thank you, librepaley. Yes, it gave everyone a good laugh. πŸ™‚

  • Tony
    March 16, 2019

    I think we have all been there Trev.

    • admin
      March 16, 2019

      Once is enough though, Tony 😁

  • Invisibly Me
    March 16, 2019

    No. You had ONE JOB! To set the clippers up. I would have guffawed if I were wifey too. I love those photos! At least you had a wooly hat to hand & it’s grown back, with a lesson learned along the way. Maybe you should store the device without any attachments on, that way you always have to put the right one on before use. Not that you’ll need to be reminded of the importance of it in future after this close shave πŸ˜‰
    xx

    • admin
      March 16, 2019

      I did put my hands up though, Caz. These days, it seems so thin on top, you’d hardly notice if it happened again πŸ˜€

  • Anonymous
    March 16, 2019

    Ho ho! That look will never catch on! An awesome post!

  • Anonymous
    March 16, 2019

    Not sure why me and my comment have been cloaked in anonymity. Looks good in a certain light. This Is Wilt from Wiltoons! Super post!

  • rugby843
    March 16, 2019

    So funny, I loved it! You should have done a swipe the other way….x marks the spot!☺️

    • admin
      March 16, 2019

      Haha, Rugby, don’t give her ideas πŸ˜‰

  • Sue W
    March 17, 2019

    Oh that is so funny, I’m not surprised it was all over social media! Good one Debbie πŸ˜‚

    • admin
      March 17, 2019

      Thanks Sue πŸ˜€

  • Tish Farrell
    March 18, 2019

    Oh heavens, Trev. I feel your pain (sniggers covertly). But what a good sport for giving us a chortle.

    • admin
      March 18, 2019

      Thank you, Tish, these things happen πŸ˜ƒ

  • Amanda Ricks
    March 21, 2019

    It is funny, I must admit. But those old trimmers were a bit of trouble. I remember using them on an old boyfriend years ago.

    • admin
      March 21, 2019

      Yes, they can be lethal tools in the wrong hands. πŸ˜€

  • Hope
    March 23, 2019

    Hey a reverse mowhawk! You started a new trend! https://www.thetrendspotter.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Buzzcut-Mohawk.jpg

    • admin
      March 23, 2019

      Haha, thanks, Hope. I’m a trend setter. πŸ™‚

  • Jay
    March 30, 2019

    This is my new favourite story.

    • admin
      March 30, 2019

      Thank you, Jay. I’m glad you like it. πŸ™‚




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