Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Fashionable

As haircutting made the transition from barbering to styling we found that more money was being demanded for tending what was becoming less hair. These days it's done by appointment and with considerable promotion of a hair care products...for men. An " appointment " in most cases means that one arrives at an appointed time to begin the long wait rather than dropping in to wait for service when you just felt like coming.

We've got to admit that these new schemes in business don't wash well with us anymore than the monstrous new buildings in which they are practiced. We long for the old time shops. We were making our way Through Berkeley County and ran right up upon such a place as we've long hoped to find.

We did a little sidewalk surfing and eased up next to the Fashion Barber Shop. What a great little building they've got. It's friendly and warm in appearance and is, in the developer's vernacular, "free standing". This means that it is not welded to a little strip mall. It just doesn't seem like the type of place which takes reservations so if you're going to wait anyway, there's a nice bench out front from which to watch the world pass by.

It's always a pleasure to discover an interesting little place which has not yet been seduced by modern devices or the developer's greedy hands. This is certainly such a place and we're pleased to have found it in our travels.

2 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

I may have seen your car, around town. My husband has a bullitt, but it's currently in pieces, in our garage. He was part of some Mustang club in the area, but his work schedule never seemed to get in sync. Anyhow, I found your blog, just bumbling through and thought I'd say, "Hello, neighbor, nice blog."

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Blogger Windviel said...

Thanks for your kind comments, Heather. The Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in Bullitt made that style famous and the move set the tone for all car chases to come. There aren't many Windveil Blue GT's around town, so it might well have been me. I hope that your husband will be able to reassemble his Bullitt. I know how much fun these Mustangs are to drive. Now that you know where we are please drop by often, Neighbor.

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