The same lady’s been cutting my hair for going on two years now, (I consider myself lucky to have found her! ) and today she asked me a strange question.
“Bill,” she asked, “I haven’t said anything till now, but did you ever have a bad experience with a barber at a younger age? I ask, because every time I come near your ears, or eyebrows with the scissors, I feel you shiver just a little.”
It took me aback, because I hadn’t even realized I was doing it! And I couldn’t answer her question honestly, because I don’t remember such an event, though there might have been when I was just a tiny little bell-ringer ;). I did assure her, however, that I trusted her completely and for her not to take it personally.
So do any of the rest of you have this or am I an isolated case? I don’t see myself going to a shrink for … what would one call such a phobia? Tonsophobia?