Last Friday I was forced to accompany my companion to the local hair salon. Being rather adverse to hair salons I begged to be elsewhere. These lady establishments are inclined to stress one out after a lengthy visit. The time it takes pretty ladies to have their hair done must surely be one of the main evils of womankind.
The one I was forced to enter against my will was one of those really Larne jobs: Complete with polished ladies, biscuits, tea or coffee and an overload of nattering. All smiling while some are taking the takings at the rich rate of R285 per cut and blow-wave. While my lady was escorted to the operational chairs I was sent to a hard steel bench which seriously damaged sensitive regions of my back. This salon had a male hairdresser and in much demand by the ladies between the ages of 18 to 80 years old.
So time goes on and there is little to see, nothing to do and even less to lose. The door was open and the sun was tanning all in proximity.
Then the meteorite struck the building and passed through the open door then made its high speed way to wallop the large mirror opposite the door. A lamp fitting suspended from the roof lost its plastic shade during the transit of the meteorite. Monsieur, the male hairdresser just managed to abandon his place for a second as this UFO passed. Man, now that was one of the biggest pigeons I have ever seen.
The hairdresser was in a state of pandemonium as workers scurried around trying to find the bird while given instruction emanating from six different sources. A lady was hysterically screaming to have the roof fans stopped. Pigeon stew was not on the menu. The people were like a wave: Washing backwards then forwards as they chased the poor bird back and forth. Eventually the bird made its escape via the route it had entered in. The din died down to normality like a jet engine slowing down. And it was back to business.
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