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(News24)   Barber ordered to compensate customer for a bad free haircut   ( news24.com) divider line
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2003-03-26 10:03:05 AM  
I know I've had haircuts that I would have liked to sue over, but I really don't see how a bad haircut could be that much of a problem for a man. Men can just shave it off and wear a cap until it grows out again.
2003-03-26 10:04:47 AM  
Mullet headed inbreds line up at the strip mall law offices of Lionel Hutz. Smoking monkeys surrender.
2003-03-26 10:08:48 AM  
If you get a haircut free and you know it's because the person giving it is a trainee, then you know the risk involved. Suck it up and quit whining dude.
2003-03-26 10:10:58 AM  
I'm just amazed that this wasn't in the U.S. Most other countries have a rational attitude toward frivolous lawsuits.
2003-03-26 11:01:01 AM  
I went to the barber college last month. $5 bucks, and I had to sign a waver.

Only words she could speak in engrish were when I sat down, she looked at me and said " you want hair shorter?"

hilarity ensued.
2003-03-26 11:07:13 AM  
Don't people in China all get bowlcuts anyway?
2003-03-26 12:25:14 PM  
Unless this guy ended up looking like Travis Bickle, I don't see much of a problem here...

Speaking of looking like Travis Bickle - how's Eddie Veders head these days? I recall him making some 'pledge' involving a mohawk... I seriously doubt it was founded on any deep, philisophical commitment, rather as a floundering means of staying public after the music died (ie: ...oh where oh where can my bay be beeeee, the lawd took her away from meeee...)
2003-03-26 01:17:19 PM  
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Won't you please help? For just pennies a day, these victims of incompetent barbers can have a chance at living a normal, healthy life.
2003-03-26 03:13:21 PM  
No, they can't.
2003-03-26 03:13:30 PM  
2003-03-26 03:14:18 PM  
Not quite "Stella Award" material, but pretty damned close.
2003-03-26 03:14:30 PM  
what constitutes a bad haircut? is it just a case of not liking it?

/remembering the time i went in to have my ass length hair styled and came out with a dorothy hamil haircut. yuuuuuck!
2003-03-26 03:14:38 PM  
Owed millions of dollars by her barber:

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2003-03-26 03:14:41 PM  
Sudie: "...but I really don't see how a bad haircut could be that much of a problem for a man. Men can just shave it off and wear a cap until it grows out again."

What? (sputter!)
2003-03-26 03:15:18 PM  
2003-03-26 03:15:30 PM  
I get my hair cut for free.

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I want more pics in the news.
2003-03-26 03:17:21 PM  
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just shave it off, or something...
2003-03-26 03:17:35 PM  
heh-heh-heh you almost said 'ass hair'
2003-03-26 03:18:01 PM  
30 Yaun is only $3.62 USD.

Is that really worta day in court? Jeeeez.
2003-03-26 03:19:30 PM  
lol guess i should watch the screen when i type, i meant to delete an s cuzz i put to many, some how it turned into an a, ohhh well.
2003-03-26 03:20:31 PM  
What do you expect when you get a haircut from someone in a "street stall"?
2003-03-26 03:26:12 PM  
Barber ordered to compensate customer for a bad free haircut
2003-03-26 03:29:42 PM  
when did Rosie join A Flock of Seagulls?
2003-03-26 03:29:54 PM  
this kinda reminds me of that rap benefit for some dead people years ago.

some people were killed fighting at the benefit.

so the rappers decided to have another benefit for the people killed at the previous benefit.

thanks for listening.
2003-03-26 03:40:52 PM  
This is why I never regret paying $15 for a haircut, and a $5 tip on top of that. I'll let a student cut my hair if I decide I'm going to go with the bald look anyhow.
2003-03-26 03:52:24 PM  
Whatever you all do NEVER let a student trim your pubes....trust me on this.
2003-03-26 03:56:57 PM  
Anti_Freak_Machine, trust you? That's what you said when you offered to cut my pubes!
2003-03-26 03:57:44 PM  
Heh, yeah I decided to have my hair cut at the local barber's college as well. $5, and as I'm a guy, if they fsck it up I can always get a buzz cut and try out the Marines look. (the cosmetology dept. at HCC)

Wisely, the student barbers have their instructors hovering about at all times to give advice and step in if screwups occur. Came out pretty good, actually.

While I was there, the student barber told me that there were some people with the nerve to come in, pay only the $5, then demand that the students NOT do the job--they wanted to pay $5 to have the INSTRUCTOR cut their hair!
2003-03-26 03:59:01 PM  
Avixxen2 Thanks alot for bringing up ONE of the most painful parts of growing up. The DOROTHY HAMILL look!!!!

2003-03-26 03:59:42 PM  
Oh yes, and the student barber WAS fluent in English. From what I could see, all of them were at least second-gen Americans.

Which is a step up from what my Business Writing class looks like. Hilarity ensues every week in that class.
2003-03-26 04:04:25 PM  
Cleveoh: when she was trying to woo Boy George to get to produce his musical, Taboo.
2003-03-26 04:08:08 PM  
Student barbers rule. Nothing like 4 dollars says a good haircut. I think half of them or on some work-release program though, but they are the nice Johnny Cash type of criminals.
2003-03-26 04:09:33 PM  
Thanks for letting me vent. Now I will go take hostages. Buh bye!
2003-03-26 04:10:01 PM  
Never spit gum out in the shower thinking it'll go straight in the drain. Then if you need to pull it out of the old pubes do it lightly or else it'll get mashed in and that really sucks.
2003-03-26 04:14:27 PM  
Apparently Celine Dion went to the same barber...

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2003-03-26 04:23:28 PM  
You get what you pay for. You want compensation? Here, have a lifetime supply of blue comb juice. Drink up, mullet man.
2003-03-26 04:29:31 PM  
The really interesting part about this story is that it's not American, this happened in China.

Looks like stupid litigation is universal, folks.
2003-03-26 04:35:53 PM  
Good thing he wasn't a rabbi.
2003-03-26 04:40:43 PM  
Floyd had no comment...
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2003-03-26 04:41:53 PM  
Just get a Flow-bee.
2003-03-26 07:17:23 PM  
I wish this had a picture! I wonder just how bad it could be that he would bother to go to court over it.... I hate court, and I highly doubt anything as trivial as a haircut could ever get me anywhere near one
2003-03-26 08:34:44 PM  
I went to my barber the day before my wedding. He was stoned (I didn't know it at the time) and he farked my hair up major. I called him a few names and walked out without paying. I asked a lawyer friend if I could sue, and he said that if I won I would get only a few bucks.
Oh well.
2003-03-26 09:09:57 PM  
I've had my share of bad haircuts but I'd never sue over it. Hell people it's just hair...cut it shorter, cover it up, or pull it back til it grows out.

But I say that because my hair grows at an incredible rate and a bad hair cut tends to take a week or so to grow out with me :)
2003-03-26 09:31:36 PM  
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