Thursday, June 30, 2005

Silly Advice Column O' the Day

From Slate's Dear Prudence advice column (yes, I read it, for which I am eternally embarassed).

Dear Prudie,I go to a college that borders a small town. I get my hair cut at a local "mom and pop" barbershop, which not only does an excellent job but makes me feel like I am supporting the community. The alternative is a nearby city mall and chain store. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, I've been told by a friend that the barber who cuts my hair is, or was, a member of the KKK, a group that I naturally despise. Apparently, my friend overheard him talking about it to someone else. I trust him, but it is possible that he misheard. I would like to avoid a confrontation with the barber, which would be ugly, no matter what. Should I cease my business relationship?
—Neatly trimmed

All I can say is, it is a good thing it is just his/her barber, and not someone important, like say, a United States Senator.