My bad haircut (millenial moment)

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Kamchuka, Nov 10, 2016.


  1. Kamchuka

    Kamchuka Grease Monkey

    So no shit there I was....Today I had my retirement ceremony (ish) from my unit. This required me looking like a soldier. As an old dude, this is normally not the case. In Special Forces, old dudes get a little more slack on the ol fishin line. As the Senior Engineer I typically wear beat up old carharts and a hat. So I popped out to Mart of the Wall and snagged myself some dickies I heard was on sale as I have no clean pants to speak of. After pushing some old people out of the way and throwing a few gang signs up (posturing is important to leaving any Walmart alive) I made it through the check out line. I spot a not so busy young lady at the salon and decided shit! why get the ol ears lowered as well, go all in with this thing!
    So she plops me down in the chair and begins to ask all the normal questions. Heres where it gets interesting.....I should have known better! being a master of situational awareness (lol) I see she's a little overweight, red highlights, and has an emoji tattoo, but make no real note of it and begin barber shop style banter.
    Me: "what ya think about the elections?".......this is a f&^%ng stupid idea and I immediately regretted it. But the decision was made and I soldiered on!
    Her: "Meh".......My out, did I take it? NO
    Me: "Not a trump fan eh?"
    Her: "Not really"
    Me: "me neither, I didn't vote" ....at this point I was thinking in my head I'm gonna get this information! so I played the I didn't vote for him card.
    Her: "I just think he's a pig".......NAILED IT now having the info I began an attempt to reign in specifics.
    Me: "So what was the moment or situation that inspired you to feel this way?".......knowing full well what the answer would be.
    Her: "meh"........just as I suspected!
    Me: "Do tell?".....it was about this time I saw her face and realized she had no real answer. so I switched stance....south paw!
    Me: "what did you think of Hilary's platform?"
    Long story short this is where things just got weird and I can see the hate in her eyes as she slashes at my head like its a really quick fly and all she has is a rolled up paper. 5-10 uncomfortable more minutes go by and I'm not even looking in the mirror anymore, when she finally asks "is that good". I've never said yes faster in my life....Wrong...that's another story! So I made one last attempt at eye contact paying my bill, after that failure, I tipped her 5 bucks and skeedled out there with the worst hair cut ever.
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Sometimes convenient ain't the best choice... [LMAO]

    So, Congratulations and how was the retirement party!!
     
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  3. Kamchuka

    Kamchuka Grease Monkey

    Awesome! Thanks. I live a half hour away so no drinking...sad face. Good to see all the old boys again though. I'll miss it but looking back is not an option. Body goes where the head goes!
     
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the reTIRED world... Now the real work starts...
     
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  5. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Shave it & see if it starts as a different type ! I was hoping for , but got Patrick Stewart
    Mine didn't come back , Just so you know !
    Wise , them scissors could of stuck in wild & she might of said getting rid of the deplorable type !!
     
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  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    God bless you and may he pave the way for a most excellent retirement.... hair grows back.... to some degree. ;)

    Airborne!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Kamchuka

    Kamchuka Grease Monkey

    This was my gift to group. I made this by hand in my shop, all steel, over 600 ft of weld...3 month build time. Snapchat-8120636079638371053.

    20160204_183737.
     
  8. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Spent to much time with the 1st ehh!!!
     
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  9. Kamchuka

    Kamchuka Grease Monkey

    All of it! Sep a few in the duece.
     
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  10. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Without being rude & consider me dumb
    What is it ?
     
  11. Kamchuka

    Kamchuka Grease Monkey

    It's a Japanese torri. Our A.O. is the Pacific rim so we tend to incorporate symbols from some Asian cultures. Mainly Japan due to our past.
     
  12. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    OK , so what is it used for ?
    Im also in PNW area
     
  13. Kamchuka

    Kamchuka Grease Monkey

    torii (鳥居?, literally bird abode, /ˈtɔəri.iː/) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred (seesacred-profane dichotomy).[1] The presence of a torii at the entrance is usually the simplest way to identify Shinto shrines, and a small torii icon represents them on Japanese road maps.[note 1] They are however a common sight at Japanese Buddhist templestoo, where they stand at the entrance of the temple's own shrine, called chinjusha (鎮守社?, tutelary god shrine) and are usually very small.
     
  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    That's plain awesome!!!
     
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  15. Kamchuka

    Kamchuka Grease Monkey

    Thanks Sgt!
     
  16. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Beautiful torii. Good luck on your retirement and change in career field. May they have to postpone your funeral because you have one more gate left to complete.
     
  17. rockriver

    rockriver Monkey+

    a huge Congrtulations.
    and a huge "thank you sir, for your service."
    and I love your shop!
     
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  18. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Beautiful!
     
  19. Kamchuka

    Kamchuka Grease Monkey

    Thank you all so much. I have loved the Army. I think similar to many of my peers it is possible I'd a been in jail or dead had I not joined lol!
     
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  20. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    You and me both, brother! It saved my life. Even when I got out I continued to work with them and all the other government agencies that support them. I miss the camaraderie more than I can tell. It's painful sometimes because you can't find that anywhere else in society.
     
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