I don’t go hatless near playgrounds anymore because I don’t want to upset the children.
There’s this recurring nightmare where I do exactly that and a terrified boy spots me. He instinctively reaches up to touch the hair on the top of his head to reassure himself that it is still there. He’s relieved to find that it is, but his eyes continue to drill me, because in my style he sees the death of all his dreams.
Any modern boy would be perfectly justified in doing this because parents in Georgia are using my haircut to shame their sons.
There are at least five elements at play in this “trend”, if it can be called that.
- Children misbehave
- Acceptable methods of discipline are in short supply
- Many men, as they age, lose hair
- Men try to hang on to as much hair as possible
- No child wants to…
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