Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Just A Little Off The Ear, Please...!

When I go to my barber and say that, it goes without saying that I mean the hair!

I like my hair to be cut above the collar and off the ears. My barber understands that. I really don't think I've ever considered that she might be considering biting half my ear off! Then again, I don't fight with her about taking too long to cut my hair!

Trenton barber is accused of biting customer's ear in half after complaint about slow haircut

TRENTON – A Trenton barber was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly biting a customer’s ear in half following a dispute over how long a haircut was taking, police said.

James Dillard, 40, was at work inside the Beauty and the Beast Barber Shop on the 700 block of Chambers Street around 5:30 p.m. In his barber chair was a 24-year-old city man.

Dillard and his client began arguing about how fast Dillard was cutting the hair, and the client decided to get up and leave the shop, police said. The client slammed the barbershop’s front door behind him, causing the glass in it to shatter.

In response, Dillard rushed outside and confronted the young man, police said. The two began to fight, and during the struggle Dillard bit the 24-year-old’s ear nearly in half, police said.

The ear remained attached to the 24-year-old’s head, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment. Dillard was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

I've always enjoyed getting a haircut, but then I've never had a barber with a real anger issue, either! At least, not that I knew of! I try to make it a point to never start an argument with someone holding sharp and pointed instruments! Call me silly, but it never seemed like a winning idea to me!

Let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit. I've given up on the rain idea!


The Griper said...

mmm maybe that is why i shave it all off. saves an ear.

HermitJim said...

Hey Griper...
Reckon there is no need to take any chances!

With my ol' pointy head, I better keep my hair!

Thanks for coming by today!

Anonymous said...

I agree, starting an argument with a man holding scissors is not the best idea. Another bad idea is giving lip to a waiter who has access to items you are going to be placing in your mouth. New Plan! :^)

Momlady said...

I really don't care how long it takes so long as it's done right. Besides, the longer it takes the more gossip you hear. lol

Dizzy-Dick said...

Barber? What's a barber? I haven't seen one of them since I turned 65, and that is a few years ago. I would think the young man should have been arrested, also, for not paying and breaking the glass door. I am on that barber's side.

JoJo said...

OUCH! This is so crazy, but if its Trenton, NJ its not that crazy. LOL But biting someone in a fight is nasty.
Lets just sit and relax over some coffee for awhile.
Haven't been able to blog for a couple days don't know what the problem is.
Fire moving North but never know what the wind will do. For now it is safe here.

HermitJim said...

Hey Anon 6:44...
I totally agree with that! Sometimes it's safer just to keep your mouth shut!

Hey, thanks for coming by today!

Hey Momlady...
That's the best part sometimes! One thing about the barber's a great place to "catch up!"

Thanks for coming by today, my friend!

Hey DD...
I tried to wear my hair long once, but it bothered me too much! Couldn't get used to it!

Hang in there, buddy! Thanks for coming by today!

Hey JoJo...
Let's just hope the wind blows the fire away from where you are!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping in this morning!

TROUBLEnTX said...

Got a shade to go with that coffee?
BTW, no problem posting to ur blog, using google.

HermitJim said...

Hey Trouble...
It's pretty shady on the patio! Hot...but shady!

Glad you're not having any trouble posting in the comments section!

Thanks for taking the time to come over today!

Gorges Smythe said...

Out of fairness, the client owes the barber a new front door, as well.

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
I have to agree with you.

It won't cost him an arm and a leg, but only half an ear!

Sorry, but I couldn't resist!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by today!