When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself. ~Louis Nizer, Jewish-American trial lawyer
Despite my love for debate, I don’t enjoy confrontations.
You know, the kind where you have to read somebody the riot act to get them to stop scraping their shoes all over your feelings.
Take the other day, for instance.
I’ve been extra-cautious during this pandemic in an effort to keep myself — and my elderly mother — safe and healthy.
Except for trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, post office, bank, and so forth, I’ve stayed home. And when I do have to go to one of those places, I don a mask, wash my hands afterwards, sanitize my car, jump in the shower to wash myself head to toe, and throw everything in the laundry.
Now when the Illinois Governor announced he was letting hair salons reopen (with certain restrictions in place), I eagerly made an appointment.
Tired of looking like a woolly mammoth, I was happy to report to my son the Domer about my upcoming opportunity to return to Debbie-ness.
Until he warned me that, if his grandma caught the coronavirus, it was going to be my fault!
“She hasn’t gone anywhere,” Domer said. “You don’t want to bring it home to her.”
‘Of course not, but you got your hair cut,’ I told him.
‘And I’m not infecting anybody either,’ he said.
You mean I’m being selfish and irresponsible to want to look decent again, after months of more-or-less isolation?
And that would have been the end, except my sis gave me an almost identical warning!
This, after she’s been gleefully going to church, hair and nail salon, shopping mall, you-name-it for weeks now (the governor of her state wasn’t racing, like Illinois was, to be the last to reopen!)
Give her credit for apologizing when I told her how hurt I was that I was going to get the blame for something beyond my control. And besides, most of these outside treks were at Mom’s insistence.
My dilemma is this: should I go ahead with a haircut and take a chance that my (and Mom’s) immune systems are strong, or should I embrace this hirsute look?
Help me out with a comment, okay?