Times have changed?
A barber is the only person whose conversation you can follow, even though he talks over your head.(Author unknown)
Yesterday I was on the way to get a hair cut.I don’t know why I hate going to the barber.Maybe I hate their gossip and the idea of having to listen to them talk as long as I’m sitting without having the least chance to respond.
Me entered the shop trying to find other reasons for why I hate this inevitable more or less monthly visit, and I found that 5 other guys were in row waiting ahead of me “this is another reason” I thought, now I will have to watch the barber cut the hair of 5 other guys before it’s my turn. But the barber surprised me and invited me to sit at the ‘operation chair’ bypassing all the others. I looked with visible confusion on my face which the barber noticed immediately and he explained “the brothers here are not for a hair cut, these are owners of neighbor shops and they’re here just to chat”.
Oh great! Now I had to listen to the six of them chatting instead of the barber alone but then I thought it was ok since I’ll be the first to get my hair cut.
And as the barber started his work,one of the five men asked,”what happened next?”
Barber flushed water on my hair and said,”Ah.What else happened? Goddess Kanakaduraga watched Rojulu Marayi(Times have changed) in a theatre at last and got down from rickshaw at the kamaan(entrance) of the temple..and She said to rickshawallah hey..it’s not that times have changed..it’s actually people have changed.. and disappeared..”
Another friend asked,”You believe it’s right?”
With scissors running on my head,barber said “Why not? it’s so true..Why times change? See..it’s morning now..night comes..and another morning comes.What’s day today? Thursday..Friday tomorrow..and so on..They never change..It’s only people change.Kanakadurga said it right..”
Me tight lipped and seeing at my lap with my head bent down.