The last time I went for a haircut, I ran my fingers through my hair, stopped at a certain point and instructed the woman to cut everything above my fingers. She gave me that look that they reserve for people who are on the verge of insanity. And then she cut it about two inches longer than I requested.
I demonstrated again how long I wanted it to be. And she shaved off a bit. Now we were down to an inch and a half too long.
I showed her exactly how much to trim. She huffed and puffed, annoyed at the way I was making her work... And she trimmed off another quarter inch. I casually mentioned that her manager could probably do a more efficient job.
She straightened up and stared at me as though I had suggested something impossible and obscene.
I merely lifted an eyebrow.
Finally, she trimmed it exactly the length I needed.
And that's why I cut my daughter's hair. Because I follow directions exactly.
Woo-hoo! As part of the celebrations for our new releases, Amarinda and I are launching The Amarinda and Anny Contest
What could be better than kicking back with a good book? Winning two books - one from Amarinda Jones – Knock Three Times and one from Anny Cook – Kama Sutra Lovers. Fantastic. You want more? Be the envy of all with two hand made hair piks to adorn your locks. But wait – there’s even more! How about munching on a delicious care pack of Aussie treats? One lucky reader will win all of this.
How do you win this fantastic prize? Go to www.annycook.com and
www.amarindajones.com and answer an easy question -
email@example.com with your answers – there will be 4 in all.The contest starts 18th July and closes midnight 23rd July 2008 (USA EST). The first correct entry drawn at random will win the prize. Good luck.