A while back I mentioned Gus’ aversion to haircuts. I guess it has gotten to the point that he no longer can stand it. Just this morning before school he said “Uh…” (see, every statement in the eighth grade begins with “Uh…” or “Huh?” Articulate bunch) Anyway, he said “Uh…yeah…I think I’m ready for that haircut.” Oh joyous, happy, wonderful day! I told him we’d get one today as soon as I get home from work. You’ve got to strike while the iron is hot with these things.
You can see, the haircut he got is not exactly a buzz cut, but we’ll take it. Plus, I still think hair length is tied to his grades because he can’t see to read anything, and recently, grades have slipped. I don’t really know why he’s changed his mind. He wasn’t really enamored with his last haircut, though my wife and I thought it looked great. I said, “I think it looks good.” The following discussion ensued:
“Uh…dad…what you think doesn’t matter, what girls think does.”
Uh-oh. “So some girl told you she liked your hair long?” I asked.
“Uh…most girls do.”
“MOST girls? So apparently this was a research project. Are your results statistically valid?”
“Huh? What? Uh…actually 9 out of 12 girls I asked like long hair.”
Quite extensive polling for a young guy. I’m impressed. Can’t wait to hear the results of his next probable polling question: “Uh…Do I look like a doofus with this shorter haircut?”
A better question might be, “Do I SOUND like a doofus by saying “uh” all the time?”
Either way, it doesn’t matter – he got a haircut – HOORAY!
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