Life Advice from a Louisville Barber

I got my first Louisville haircut today. The first thing I noticed about my barber was that he had a pistol strapped to his waist. You’re not in Melrose anymore, son.

When he pinched my hair in between his fingers I could smell cigarette smoke. I imagine he was pinching a cigarette in between the same fingers just minutes before when he went on a “break” to the back of the store. I was originally thinking about never coming back again, but he dropped some gems for quotes so I left him a $4 tip on my $16 haircut and maybe someday I’ll return.

“If you want to learn how to do something go find someone with gray hair and ask them.”

“You’re not married? Well you know, Louisville is known for two things; fast horses and fast women.”

“It’s always the same story. When a man and a woman get married, the woman hopes to change the man into the person she wants him to be and the man hopes the woman doesn’t change… and just the opposite happens! Trust me! My wife tried to change me for 23 1/2 years before we got divorced, and I never changed one bit.”

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