"I was told at a young age that I wasn't good looking enough to go without a shirt, so that made me afraid to be seen shirtless in public places for several years, until a friend of mine helped give me the self confidence to never mind what…"
"There are many social situations such as picnics without a clear shirt consensus. In such cases, I would say go for it and take off your shirt. There are many men who are happy to the second shirtless guy around, but need a first to…"
Hi there Bruce. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"Got tired of lackluster cuts at the MegaKutterz, and even the traditional barbers. They so infrequently get to do precision work, any more, that I ended up having to fix the cuts at home.
So, I actually trained a friend as a personal…"
"I'm glad you took it the way it was intended. Going back and rereading what I wrote, the potential for misinterpretation exists.
The fact that you know the term gig line already places you head and shoulders above anyone else in…"
"It's also helpful to distinguish the classical "left / right" from the French Revolution from the way the terms were used in the modern sense.In the French revolution the "far left" were anarchists, and the "far…"
In my modest little town of 12,000, which has 22,000+ when college is in session, we have two barbers. One is mostly retired and the other can hardly stand up half a day.The State of Illinois saw to it to regulate barbers and hairdressers. Excuse me... cosmetologists. A man, or woman, wanting to be just a barber cannot. They have to go to cosmetology school. That is an expensive school. But the cosmetology lobbyists saw to it to regulate hair cuts and barbers need licensure and weeks of formal…See More
"Exactly, A wolf among sheep. I was used to an environment of uniforms. We all wore the same clothes every day. Camouflage utilities most days and Class A, B, C, or dress blues depending on occasion. I have to tone down my speech, sometimes I…"
Hey all - The sink in my bathroom clogs from time to time. Usually it's no big deal and I just have to pop off the trap and pull out a hairball or what have you from one of the sections.This time I've popped off all the plumbing underneath to dig in with an auger, but it's not doing anything. A look with the flashlight showed a caked-on, black, gunky mess two or three feet into the drain pipe; the auger won't budge it. In fact, I think I may have closed the clog up even more snaking it in…See More