It was shear madness.
A 28-year-old Washington state man said he drove more than 600 miles to get a haircut in California after seeing a friend’s Facebook post about getting a trim when most barbershops are shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, the LA Times reported.
“I immediately started making preparations,” said J Farr, whose locks were growing wild under lockdown in his Olympia apartment.
Farr, who has lost his job as a paint sprayer, would get his hair cut every few weeks before the outbreak.
He was getting so desperate lately that he even considered shaving his head, according to the paper.
But when he heard from his pal in Yuba City, north of Sacramento, Farr came up with his hair-raising plan to hit the road for the long trip to the Butte House Barber Shop in Sutter County.
Hair salons remain closed in Washington state and most of California, but officials in Yuba and Sutter counties allowed the businesses to reopen ahead of the state’s plan, the LA Times reported.
Finally, he arrived last week to a busy shop, where the barber wore a face mask but Farr didn’t.
“When I got in there it was exactly what I had hoped for,” Farr told the paper.
“I’ve been isolated for the last three months and that’s the first time I had that type of social interaction in that period. It’s a really good feeling to feel like there’s other people in the world who aren’t going to sit inside in fear when there’s nothing to be afraid of,” he added.
Shop owner Wes Heryford, 42, said he has been cutting the hair of customers near and far.
“There’s not very many options and people are excited that there is someone cutting hair, so they have no problem to drive three or four hours to come see us,” he told the paper.
After paying $20 plus a tip, Farr left sporting a fade cut with a quarter-inch taken off the top.
I am absolutely fascinated with this story. From going to therapy the last almost-year, I feel qualified to talk about human psychology at length (lol get it cause of hair?). Why people are the way they are is so interesting to me. For example: how insecure do you need to be to drive 600 miles to get literally a little off the top during a pandemic?
A QUARTER OF AN INCH.
I've been a long hair guy my entire life. It's an energy just as much as it is a look, but there was a time in my life when I had that Don Draper flow. I get it, J Farr, you wanna stay looking fresh. If I had all the time back that I spent putting product in my hair, I could learn Pig Latin. I used to grow my hair for a little, get it cut short, keep up with that for a while, eventually grow it out again, get a haircut after like 4 months; rinse and repeat.
I used to get haircuts regularly until the summer of 2015. I was obsessed with this cut.
In college I'd go to the same barber on Main Street every time I needed a cut. We would have in depth conversations about the state of education or music; sometimes we'd just watch It's Always Sunny reruns with the captions on. No matter what, it always ended with a "see ya, buddy". Although we knew each others hobbies (he drums) neither of us could work up the courage to ask for the others name. I'd estimate this gentleman cut my hair AT LEAST a dozen and a half times.
I love having long hair. I don't have to worry about haircuts. When I get used to get clippers cuts my hair would grow back so quickly that I started getting a one to start the fade, just so it'd take longer to grow back. I got annoyed having to drop $25 to get a haircut that I was never satisfied with every couple weeks. But not everybody is the Doz man. We are different. That's what makes us, us. Even though J Farr can probably hear me typing right now, I am still going to eviscerate this LOSER. This guy's face screams "please punch me".
I cannot get over these excerpts.
1. "He was getting so desperate lately that he even considered shaving his head, according to the paper."
2. “When I got in there it was exactly what I had hoped for,” Farr told the paper.
3. After paying $20 plus a tip, Farr left sporting a fade cut with a quarter-inch taken off the top.
These do not add up. This guy was "so desperate" that he considered shaving his head (grow up, we all have) because he couldn't take it . He was so desperate that he drove 600 miles to get a 1/4 inch off???
Do you realize how small a 1/4 of an inch is? That's NOTHING. Suck it up and wait or do it yourself. Nobody can notice a 1/4 of inch difference in anything. Well, almost anything. There is only one place on earth where an 1/4 of an inch matters and since I didn't see this guy at a Pubercuts Truck; we can move on.
Someone does not care about cost benefit analysis. I hope 600 miles was worth it for this bro. Your hair could grow 1/4 of an inch on a 600 mile drive. I bet he tipped a whole $5 to show he really cares during these hard times! I know you don't wanna mess up your hair, J Farr, but I was you I'd wear DJ headphones.
I got you, J Farr.