NBC- An Imperial Beach barber is accused of slicing his customer’s throat after the victim was found bleeding profusely on the shop’s floor Monday, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s officials.
As someone that literally just got a straight razor shave for a wedding no less than 3 days ago, this is strikingly horrifying. Don't get me wrong, I will still be getting them. Rule number one of getting a hot shave is don't piss off the guy with the razor in his hand. Yeah, its kind of an unspoken agreement that he won't be slitting your throat, but everyone has their off days. I'm not a huge fan of small talk, but I realize my surroundings. You sit in that barber chair, put a smile on your face, and chat that fucker up before he goes all 'Edward Scissor Hands' on you. I would rather have a great shave and a meaningless chat than a hospital visit with a blade in my neck.
Kind of a bad look for the barber, no? Like even if he wanted to slice this guy throat he could have been a little less obvious. Pretend it was an accident. Maybe don't take off down the street and leave the customer bleeding to death in the chair. Maybe cut him once instead of treating his neck like an overcooked steak.
Biggest takeaway from this is don't let a 22 year old give you a hot shave. If you're putting a razor to my neck I am going to make sure you are a veteran. Old italian guy for the motherfuckin' win. Give me someone that is schooled in the art. Someone that has gone 30 years without being charged with attempted murder.
P.S. They stayed open and kept giving haircuts after some guy was carted out in a gurney. I don't know whether to be impressed or frightened by their dedication to the craft.