"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

The Barber Of Cochin

This is not Seville.

My barber’s set is less restrained;
the music more Rahman than Rossini.

There are neither cappuccinos nor biscotti.
Enquiries into future holidays are not made, but complimentary head and neck massage is included.

The bill comes to just twenty-five rupees.  ( 35p UK, 55¢ US )


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7 responses

  1. There’s just no end to the extravagance!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:56 am

  2. Lucille

    All that bleaching – is that just for the hair?

    November 19, 2010 at 4:16 am

    • Sadly, nothing to do with hair but a reference to the “wheaten” skin market.

      November 19, 2010 at 7:12 am

  3. Lucille

    Hmm. I thought so.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm

  4. JGP

    I love the green and orange colours.

    November 26, 2010 at 1:37 am

    • It occurred to me that you might…

      November 26, 2010 at 7:11 am

  5. Pingback: Father And Son | Neither Use Nor Ornament

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