Male grooming in Ghana - 1 of mani-stories

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Sun Feb 17 2013, 15:48:00

Good customer service dey cure for business, you dey barb? Make I show you some facial with my mani fingers so you go pedistrain your way go get some :-)After leaving my car with my mechanic for the 23rd (exaggerated but important number) time already this year, I had some time to burn. It's a Saturday, none of my favorite football teams are playing at this time, so let me go get that haircut and chillax after. I must note here that Arsenal happened to play within this period and lost to a lower league team in the FA Cup. This spurred a whole lot of "Since Arsenal last won a trophy" jokes and articles. There is even a website for this phenomenon. Maybe by the time, I mention Arsenal in another blog post, they'd still be trophyless since 2005. I mean 2 new Popes would have been appointed during Arsenal's trophy drought. I will be hoping the second Pope will be Ghana's Peter Turkson. But back to what was happening to me when Arsenal fans were suffering another improbable result. I was "spoiling myself".

The last time I had a haircut at Relevations Unisex Salon, I enjoyed the experience so much and thought it was well worth the 5 GhC I spent. This doesn't mean the price should be increased. So I gladly walked so the second experience. The gentleman who delivered the first barbering session was not there. No fretting. The light were out. ECG at it again. You know, Electricity Comes and Goes. Since this was broad daylight, no candles needed. Cos you know ECG does stand for "Either Candle or Generator". Was it hot yesterday afternoon though? Kaish. The salon provided a fan because I was sweating profusely. That's a good business that cares about its customers.

I was lucky to meet the manager of the salon. She did a sales pitch around the ...

Not sure why, but it took longer than needed to let the barber know what kind of haircut I wanted. I once learnt that barbering cuts are measured, half, quarter etc. If there was a one-eighth and every barber anywhere understood that, I'd settle in the chair, mention "one-eighth", not to have to say another word and enjoy the haircut. We need something like that. "Just cut it really low but don't give me a Sakora (like Lord Kenya)". "Erm okay, yea, barber it to the skin". "I want it such that, when I pass my palms over my head, I want to feel nothing". "Yes, I want to feel gbesh when some chic rubs my head". "Yes, I want to look a fine bwoy, thank you very much". I joked about getting a mohawk and the barber said I would look like a "ruffian". I told those around that nah, I would rather be looking like a soccer star which would help me get more ladies. Or something like that ...

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