Rules for life. Number one in an occasional series

Never engage your Tunisian barber in a conversation about capital punishment.

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9 Responses to “Rules for life. Number one in an occasional series”

  1. Tom L Says:

    Or for that matter, your cracker-ass Yorkshire barber on multiculturalism.

  2. disgruntled Says:

    Or at least wait until they’ve put any sharp objects down first

  3. wisdomweasel Says:

    Or indeed, don’t answer an American barber who has signed photos of Ronald Reagan and G. Gordon Liddy next to the mirror and a pair of scissors to the back of your neck when he asks “How you plann’ to vote?”

    There is a global theme emerging.

  4. rivergirlie Says:

    and may we see a picture of the ensuing haircut?

  5. pouletnoir Says:

    Alas, my wish to preserve the facade of my secret identity prevents me. You can infer, however, that my plumage is much reduced.

  6. Tom L Says:

    Did they clip your wings again?

  7. Tom L Says:

    Forgetting your rule, earlier this week I had an enlightening conversation with my local butcher about the United States, which seemlessly led to him extolling the virtues of capital punishment.

  8. pouletnoir Says:

    I imagine that your steak was pretty haché by the time you left his shop.

  9. Tom L Says:

    I also got into a conversation about colonialism with my letting agent. We’re often not very enlightened here in the North.

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