Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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That won't do at all.

'Tis a curious thing that a not terribly flash gay man who is of very average looks and physique and closer to 60 that 50 would stand in front of a mirror and decide that a particular eyebrow hair needs to be plucked out and attack it with the tweezers to improve his appearance.

I once went to an el cheapo barber and he asked if I wanted my eyebrows trimmed. Please...they are perfect already. You insult me. I may die as an shrivelled and cancer ridden ugly old man who is clutching at his failing heart, but you can be sure my finger nails and eyebrows will be as perfect as they can be.

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  1. Until your eyesight fails and you can't see them to pluck out.

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    1. I concede Diane. Therein is a problem.

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  2. More men should be as refined as you Andrew, I do like to see a tidy eyebrow, preferably two :)

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    1. Grace, a monobrow speaks to me in a certain way.

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  3. My father's eyebrows were very, very busy. When bored at dinner parties he would plait them as a subtle signal to my mother that he wanted out.
    A barber once trimmed one - without asking. Father was appalled and walked out of the shop - leaving the other to continue to run rampant.
    Sadly my eyesight and my shaking hands mean that plucking of the brows is a challenge. A big challenge.

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    1. PS: I meant bushy - but busy works nearly as well.

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    2. Hehe EC. How subtle of your father. I stand up and start pacing.

      That must make it difficult to pluck. I too shake badly at times, but not to the point where it is a hindrance to pluck. I am more likely to get slop coffee everywhere.

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  4. I go to an el-cheapo barbershop in Sydney's Chinatown where the barbers (men and women) are either Lebanese or Chinese.

    For some reason some of the Chinese barbers run the their little cutting thingo over your forehead. I don't know why. I don't have hair on my forehead.

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    1. Victor, perhaps they can see and feel something you can't.

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  5. One eyebrow hair! I did exactly the same thing yesterday. After washing my face, I smoothed the eyebrows and one white hair stood out, refusing to smooth down with all the brown ones, so I plucked it out. Luckily my hands are still steady. Unless I'm holding a camera. No coffee slopping for me.

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    1. River, yes, it is the sticking out one that needs plucking. Nature is so random, but eyebrows can be controlled.

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  6. Ooh I shall come over and you can do my eyebrows! I grow my fringe long so it hides the mess

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    1. Fen, it is hard enough to maintain myself, let alone look after anyone else.

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