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Put A Lid On It! May 9, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Life Balance.

Friday’s Super Short Stories over at Nuggets of Gold got me thinking:

Why don’t apes and chimpanzees and monkeys (our closest relatives) need periodic trims?

What did people do before hairdressers and hair salons?

Home styling?

What did people do before the invention of scissors and razors?

Did they use their teeth?
Did they sharpen shells?

Maybe it didn’t matter in the days before cameras.

And selfies.

On a related note:

I think I’d like hair like a cat ~ always neat and tidy.

No fuss. No muss.

In the meantime, I’ll be like the Cat in that Hat . . .

And put a lid on it!




Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Kate Crimmins - May 9, 2020

You should be in pony tail realm soon!

nrhatch - May 9, 2020

There’s an idea! I can revert back to my teen years . . . sleep all day, party all night, and resist authority!

Kate Crimmins - May 9, 2020

Isn’t that what you already do? Maybe not party ALL night.

nrhatch - May 9, 2020

Haha! I’ve still got “it.” :mrgreen:

2. joyroses13 - May 9, 2020

LOL!! Glad I could inspire you! Does make you wonder? 😃

nrhatch - May 9, 2020

Thanks for inspiring me, Carolyn. My muse is absent so I’ll hitchhike off your amusing muse.

joyroses13 - May 9, 2020

You are welcome to anytime Nancy! 🙂

nrhatch - May 9, 2020

It’s the only acceptable form of hitchhiking during a pandemic!

3. Jill Weatherholt - May 9, 2020

OMG! That four stages of quarantine is hilarious! 🙂

nrhatch - May 9, 2020

I stole that from Carolyn too!

nrhatch - May 9, 2020
4. Behind the Story - May 9, 2020

On the one hand: I’m enjoying this holiday from the hairdresser. My hair is doing what it naturally wants to do. I like the abundance of it. I even bought a pretty barrette to keep it out of my eyes when I sweep.

On the other hand, I miss Lindsey. We always had such nice talks while she was cutting my hair.

nrhatch - May 9, 2020

Maybe you and Lindsey will put your heads together again some day . . . and figure out an “abundant do” for you, Nicki. Then you can share the before and after with us!

5. Ally Bean - May 10, 2020

Good question. I suspect our ancestors had their ways of grooming, but I doubt that it was their first thought upon rising in the morning. 🤔

nrhatch - May 10, 2020

Agreed. They probably ignored their appearance in favor of sustenance and survival.

First thought on waking ~> “Me Hungry.”

6. Joanne Sisco - May 10, 2020

Hahahaha! Loved the 4 stages of quarantine 😆

nrhatch - May 10, 2020

That’s my favorite quarantine meme (borrowed from Carolyn at Nuggets of Gold) ~> I’m at stage 3, but the way I dove into a bag of Doritos last night . . . stage 4 is just around the bend.

Joanne Sisco - May 11, 2020


7. L. Marie - May 10, 2020

I’ve never seen so many people with hair cut by spouses or even children. On Zoom last week, a friend showed the haircut his twelve-year-old gave him.

nrhatch - May 10, 2020

I’m surprised that people look as good as they do ~ I would have thought that we’d be looking like Neanderthals by now. 😛

8. Erica/Erika - May 14, 2020

Very funny about the hair, Nancy. The last few mornings I look in the mirror and I see “Darlene” from “Ozark.” Scary. Not sure whether you watched this series. Great reminder on the hat. I shall make sure to get my cap out from the closet. A pony tail and I am all set to go. Thanks for making me smile.🙂

nrhatch - May 14, 2020

I just googled Darlene from Ozark ~> hands down, you’ve got a better smile! 😛

Pony tails and braids are a great way to weather a pandemic.

9. Shell-Shell's🐚tipsandtricks - May 18, 2020

Funny pictures

nrhatch - May 20, 2020

Glad you enjoyed. Stay well!

10. roughwighting - May 20, 2020

I only WISH I had hair like a cat. Right now I have hair down to my you-know-what. That style looked great on me when I was 18. Now???? I’m a kitty cat in a hat every day. 🙂

nrhatch - May 20, 2020

I’ve resorted to giving myself “home haircuts” a few times. Sometimes they turn out better than other times. 😛

roughwighting - May 20, 2020

I tried it for my bangs, but the only scissors I had were for toenails. :-0 🙂

nrhatch - May 20, 2020

Well . . . that’s not going to work! Neither will those kid’s scissors that can barely cut paper.

I recommend craft scissors or sewing scissors. :mrgreen:

11. anotherday2paradise - May 31, 2020

Poor Mona Lisa. 😦 No way am I going to try a home haircut on myself. I really envy cats and birds who never seem to have a bad hair day. Maybe a few ruffled feathers on the birds, but that only makes them look cuter. 🙂

nrhatch - May 31, 2020

Yes! Birds are always well-coiffed.

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