Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Conversation

Fellow English Teacher: Where do you usually get your hair cut in Semarang?

Petra: Well, I tried once at the Johnny Andrean salon in the mall, but I didn't like the cut. So since then I've gotten it cut by my mom, and in Bali.

FET: How often do you cut it?

Petra: I try to cut it every month and a half, maybe two months if I'm lazy.

FET: How long has it been since you cut it?

Petra: I guess about two months now.

FET: When are you going to cut it again?

Petra: Well, I might as well wait until next week when I'll be in India again, so my mom can cut it. She did a great job last time.

FET: So you're going to wait for longer than two months?

Petra: Yes, alas. I've been wanting to cut it for the last two weeks or so, though.

FET: Yes, you should have cut it two weeks ago. It looks very messy.

So that's what she was leading up to. Yes, folks, my colleagues are just that subtle. And just that kind.

7 comments:

Rolfo said...

I still haven't caught on to this only-referring-to-yourself-by-your-blog-name-on-your-blog thing. Is this a part of the blog code of which I was previously unawares?

Your hairdresser mom said...

My scissors got packed yesterday so I can't cut your messy hair. However, I say we go to my local salon and have a head massage, hot oil treatment and cut. The cut might not be great but the head massage will more than make up for it.

Your hairdresser mom said...

My scissors got packed yesterday so I can't cut your messy hair. However, I say we go to my local salon and have a head massage, hot oil treatment and cut. The cut might not be great but the head massage will more than make up for it.

The mouse slipped said...

Oops. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

That didn't sound subtle or kind. Were you being sarcastic?

eleka nahmen said...
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eleka nahmen said...

For all she knows you could have been going for some post-modern messy-only-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder
-because-its-actually-DELIBERATE
look. Or you could just claim that's the case.