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2. A Haircut
It was time for a haircut. Lenny
’t even have to look in the mirror.
though he was going bald, he knew
he needed to cut his hair every
He had a "tongue" of hair
the top of his head. His hair
thinning at the crown. He still had
of hair on the sides and back.
was what they call "salt and pepper,"
mixture of gray hair and dark brown
. It was only a few years, he
, until the salt and pepper became just
He never let his hair grow for
than two weeks. The longer it got,
worse it looked, he thought.
newspaper over the bathroom sink so that
hair went down the drain. He plugged
the clippers and started cutting his hair.
started at the back of his head,
to the sides, and finished on the
. Every minute or so, he had to
the hair out of the blades with
Finished, he picked up a
mirror to check out the back of
head. Everything looked okay. He carried the
back out to the kitchen and shook
hair clippings into the trash can.
Then he took a shower.