Female Wisdom & A Haircut

I started today with good intentions. I start every day with good intentions. Good intentions and a good cup or two of coffee help keep planet Earth on its axis. I’m doing my bit. I can use a little help, por favor. Especially when my good intentions create chaos.

What was I thinking? I should have asked a daughter for advice – too proud. I should have asked one of the women in my neighborhood for advice – I was fearful they wouldn’t let me leave until they fried a batch of chicken – I don’t eat fried food. I know now, I needed female wisdom. I should have let go of my pride and my fear of fried chicken. Most of the guys I know have not heard of female wisdom. I mentioned it to a guy at the Y and he said, “I had two of mine pulled out four years ago.” My species is no help. Now, I should know better, five daughters and Babe. Six women, a female dog, a half dozen female guppies, four female cats, and two female gerbils all tried to teach me female wisdom. Most of the guys I know have not heard of female wisdom. I mentioned it to a guy at the Y and he said, “I had two of mine pulled out four years ago.” My species is no help. Now,”Ray, why did you need female wisdom?” Obviously, this question is from one of my male readers.

Most of the guys I know have not heard of female wisdom. I mentioned it to a guy at the Y and he said, “I had two of mine pulled out four years ago.” My species is no help. Now, I should know better, five daughters and Babe. Six women, a female dog, a half dozen female guppies, four female cats, and two female gerbils all tried to teach me female wisdom. Most of the guys I know have not heard of female wisdom. I mentioned it to a guy at the Y and he said, “I had two of mine pulled out four years ago.” My species is no help. Now,

I should know better. Six women, five daughters and Babe, a female dog, a half dozen female guppies, four female cats, and two female gerbils all tried to teach me female wisdom. Most of the guys I know have not heard of female wisdom.

“Ray, why did you need female wisdom?” Obviously, this question is from one of my male readers.

Here’s what happened. I decided it was time for a haircut. I also decided to change hair stylists. I like to change hair stylists every two to three haircuts (at this rate, I’ll be traveling up to Austin to get my hair cut). Here’s where female wisdom would have guided me, if I’d been wise enough to ask for it. I made an appointment with the hair stylist who has the booth next to the stylist I dropped. I hear my daughters screaming, “Dad, what were you thinking? Do we need a power of attorney?”

As soon as I entered the salon, my ex (stylist, that is) said, “I’ll try to squeeze you in, Ray. You didn’t make an appointment.”

I said, “I did. I made it with Maria.” Another faux pax.

“Maria? Maria?” (Note, I refuse to write what she said next – this is a family blog). My ex stormed over to Maria and it began. I am an innocent bystander to arms waving. My ex grabbed a hairbrush and was restrained by two other stylists. Maria crouched behind her chair with one of those haircutting wraps covering her head.

Another stylist came over to me and said, “You started all this. Get out of here and don’t come back.”

“What did I do? I changed stylists, that’s all.”

“Oh, men. You have no clue,” she said.

I left without a haircut, but with the free wisdom I had no clue.

Getting multiple perspectives is a good thing. No one has all the answers, male or female, rich or poor, and every other descriptor you want to apply. That is a lesson life has repeatedly taught me. Listening is a good thing. And for a guy, listening to female wisdom is a very good thing.

 

 

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One thought on “Female Wisdom & A Haircut

  1. You are too funny! Arturo had good experiences with the Barber Shop by Jet’s Pizza on Hardy Oak, in the Aldaco’s shopping center. Not too expensive but great quality. Give them a try!

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