What do you get for a US$3 haircut? Scissors covered in hair from a previous client and the feeling that the barber might ruin your look at any moment.
I walked into the first barber shop that was open and landed a barber more distracted than the kids with major ADD back in high school. The film, There’s Something About Mary, was playing in the background and while cutting my hair he was fascinated with Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz. He was really watching it. His head was pointed at the TV as he combed my hair to cut, followed by a quick glance back to my head. He cut the strands just as he would move his head back to the TV.
I wanted to yell but on the other hand do I really want to anger the guy responsible for cutting my hair? By the end I was surprised because it turned out really well! This experience was just as exciting for me as a week later when I jumped off a bridge.