Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 171796 times)

nicknack

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2225 on: March 23, 2020, 06:07:07 pm »
I last had a hair cut about 20 years ago. I reckon I'll cope with a bit of quarantine.
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Basil

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2226 on: March 23, 2020, 07:05:23 pm »
I've told Mrs B not to worry.  We have clippers for the dog that I'm sure I could utilise for Mrs B fettling.
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Gattopardo

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2227 on: March 23, 2020, 07:08:31 pm »
As a baldy, I have no idea about this.

ElyDave

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2228 on: March 23, 2020, 07:43:27 pm »
I'm considering a buzz cut with the clippers.

That too but I think I would regret that (not because I'm that vain, but because it would likely bring me out in a rash).

I've had my own clippers for about twenty five years, I'll bring the with me next time I'm up your way.

Number one son due a shearing tomorrow, I'm due fairly soon as well
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2229 on: March 23, 2020, 10:25:49 pm »
The Majestic Wine website is down.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2230 on: March 23, 2020, 11:29:04 pm »
I’ve got some clippers somewhere from the last time I had a beard. At some point I’ll offer the family “making me look less like Krusty the Clown” as a prize for winning at Risk.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2231 on: March 24, 2020, 12:43:02 pm »
I got my hair cut just over a week ago. That should see me through the crisis.

Same here, if you substitute "just over a week ago" with "in 2008"  ;D
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2232 on: March 24, 2020, 04:35:40 pm »
The Wine Society has suspended deliveries and orders :o

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2233 on: March 24, 2020, 06:58:30 pm »
I got my hair cut just over a week ago. That should see me through the crisis.

Same here, if you substitute "just over a week ago" with "in 2008"  ;D

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2234 on: March 27, 2020, 06:38:54 am »
During my first year as a thrifty college student, I purchased a device known as the "trim comb".  Basically a wide razor blade between comb teeth.

To shorten one's hair, you hold it just so, and lightly comb downward.  Hairs will be cut.  Repeat as needed.  Inevitably it will catch on the back of your head in line with your ear lobes, so you compensate by attempting to make a smooth transition line a half-inch higher.  After several such attempts, the hair on the back of your head looks like patchwork.

Eventually I decided my budget could include a trip to the barber from time to time.  Such is the price of vanity.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2235 on: March 28, 2020, 08:29:06 am »
Sometimes my hairdresser uses one of them on me, it blinking hurts!
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2236 on: March 28, 2020, 08:53:06 am »
.. all of which are decaf. Deep despair.

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You'll make a great hole in the yard
Mother's just planted petunias
The weeding and seeding was hard

If you must end it all, Tigerrr
Won't you please give us a break
Just take a walk in the park, Tigerrr
And there you can jump in the lake

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T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2237 on: March 30, 2020, 09:13:03 am »
If a tea-bag sachet only has a nick in one edge there is a 90% chance that it won't be the one you try to tear.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2238 on: March 30, 2020, 09:24:22 am »
I'm considering a buzz cut with the clippers.

That too but I think I would regret that (not because I'm that vain, but because it would likely bring me out in a rash).

I've had my own clippers for about twenty five years, I'll bring the with me next time I'm up your way.

Number one son due a shearing tomorrow, I'm due fairly soon as well

A mate of mine used to do his hair and his dogs with the same clippers once a month.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2239 on: March 30, 2020, 09:41:02 am »
I'm thinking I might have to go home clipper too. I dread to think what it will look like but at least it will (probably) feel a bit better. So, any recommendations for clippers, assuming they're available online and haven't succumbed to panic buying? I've no idea how much they even cost. But I have a dreadful feeling I'm going to emerge with great respect for the tonsurial arts.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2240 on: March 30, 2020, 09:49:10 am »
I give my tidy head a once-over mow every Sunday with the number 1 comb from a set of Wahl professional clippers (and number 3 from the beard). They're the most pricy and wired, but last forever. I used to have a Remington clipper many years back but something important eventually fell off (also the combs would occasionally break and the replacements weren't a lot cheaper than buying a new clipper).
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2241 on: March 30, 2020, 09:58:11 am »
I also have a Wahl set. Labelled 'Home Cut', I've had them for over 20 years.
The beard gets done about once a fortnight.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2242 on: March 30, 2020, 10:42:23 am »
https://www.babyliss.co.uk/super-clipper-xtp-hair-clipper-7475DU.html


I had a mains Wahl set for about 25 years,  but couldn't get replacement blades for my model.   I replaced them with the cordless set above, which do a nice job & are far more convenient.


They seem to be in short supply at the moment.   Buy quickly !
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2243 on: March 30, 2020, 11:22:18 am »
I bought some home clippers about 20 years ago they lasted a year. A hairdresser friend told me to buy Wahl and I still have and use those all these years later.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2244 on: March 30, 2020, 11:38:14 am »
I replaced my Wahl professional clippers when they died a couple of years ago with another Wahl professional clipper.
I bought the original one in 1994.
I think that's pretty good going.

T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2245 on: March 30, 2020, 01:21:30 pm »
Hmph. I bought a Philips beard trimmer ~20 years ago. The built-in battery lasted a year, a quote to replace it was about 70% of the cost of the whole thing, so I've been using it on the mains ever since.

I've been mulling over not bothering to clip until the lockdown is over.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2246 on: March 30, 2020, 02:55:08 pm »
I also have a Wahl set. Labelled 'Home Cut', I've had them for over 20 years.
The beard gets done about once a fortnight.

Snap. I last went to a barber on the morning of my wedding. Sheena soon afterwards bought a Wahl Home Cut and it is still going strong on my hair and beard (at later that of my son) 38 years later.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2247 on: March 30, 2020, 03:25:08 pm »
https://www.babyliss.co.uk/super-clipper-xtp-hair-clipper-7475DU.html


I had a mains Wahl set for about 25 years,  but couldn't get replacement blades for my model.   I replaced them with the cordless set above, which do a nice job & are far more convenient.


They seem to be in short supply at the moment.   Buy quickly !
£80! This lockdown's going to have to last a couple of years to make it worth that much!
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2248 on: March 30, 2020, 03:33:15 pm »
I couldn't get any wholemeal flour in Waitrose yesterday, and had to settle for wholemeal spelt flour instead.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2249 on: March 30, 2020, 03:37:35 pm »
https://www.babyliss.co.uk/super-clipper-xtp-hair-clipper-7475DU.html


I had a mains Wahl set for about 25 years,  but couldn't get replacement blades for my model.   I replaced them with the cordless set above, which do a nice job & are far more convenient.


They seem to be in short supply at the moment.   Buy quickly !
£80! This lockdown's going to have to last a couple of years to make it worth that much!


I don't think mine were that much !  Supply & demand mate,  knowwarramean ?  Got to make a little extra profit to tide us over.....
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