I was sitting in the barbershop...

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...this morning and the barber, who has been cutting my hair for decades, asked me an odd question.  He asked, "your sister is married, isn't she?"

 

I gave him my Mr. Spock raised eyebrow and said, "Yeah, she is and...?"

 

"Are you okay with him being married to your sister?", he asked.  I told him "Of course! You've met him and know he is a good guy."

 

He chuckled and said that my sister's husband was my brother-in-law, with the operational word being "brother".  He went on, "so that means in your coonass family it is okay that your brother is married to your sister, right?"  

 

I chuckled and let it drop until he got done. 

 

As I was heading towards the door, I said, "Yeah, I guess it is pretty bad having my brother being married to my sister, but you're married too, so your wife's mother is your mother-in-law, with the operational word being 'mother', right?"

 

I had to dodge the scissors he threw at me and never did get to say, "Say 'hi' to your sister for me when you get home tonight, you pervert!"

 

Anyways, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Comments

Liberal1 Added Nov 6, 2018 - 4:32pm
My barber is actually a "she" and "she" is the third generation of women who have cut my hair.  LOL
FacePalm Added Nov 6, 2018 - 7:12pm
Well-
Coulda been worse.
If he has children, you could have accused him of being a MF'er....definitely on your way out the door.
 
But you do have me curious; if your barber is actually a "she," why did you refer to him as a "he" throughout the entirety of your story?  Is "she" gay and married to a woman?
And not that it matters to your story, but i seemed to understand that she may be black; just to check my bias(or insight in re: "coonass," take your pick), is she?
Liberal1 Added Nov 6, 2018 - 8:51pm
FacePalm, "coonass" is a name a Cajun calls another Cajun.  (both of our families are originally from southern Louisiana.)  It has no racial implications.  It's like one Italian guy calling another one "Goomba".  
 
As for the gender change, when I first started writing that "she" was a "she", but I kept confusing myself so I said the hell with it and made "her" a "he".  I'm sure that is clear as mud.  LOL
Jeffry Gilbert Added Nov 6, 2018 - 10:58pm
coonass" is a name a Cajun calls another Cajun
 
I KNEW there was something about you. 
 
Stone-Eater Added Nov 7, 2018 - 5:33am
I don't have a barber. I shave my head once a year myself usually. Most efficient LOL
Dino Manalis Added Nov 7, 2018 - 12:51pm
 The world is small and families are interrelated!
John Minehan Added Nov 10, 2018 - 10:26am
"Goomba" derives from the Italian "cumpar," comrade.  Sounds like "Coonass" started out as a French word of some kind.

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