Monday, September 12, 2011

Cookie Cutters has Caller-I.D. !

Saturday morning I tried calling "Cookie Cutter's" Hair cut's fer kids.

It's one of those fun places where they have kiddie cars and airplanes and firetrucks to sit in whilst a very underpaid "hair technician" attempts to buzz the screaming, kicking, spitting patron.

I let the phone ring extra long, thinking they were busy with another enemy combative.

They never answered...nope. Just rang and rang.

I hung up the phone.

That's when it dawned on me....

They must've gotten caller-I.D. !

Sam's name and number probably sets off the sirens and warning lights to, most likely, every Cookie Cutter franchise in the intermountain west !

The "procedure" typically requires two restraining volunteers.....Okay...bribed is more like it.

Uncle Ken, who is formally trained in combat technics, is usually guilted into attending the scrimage, assisted by either James or myself.

Prior to the session, I mentally go down my list of friends, wondering who might have a Valium or some other controlled substance of a sedative nature....

I inevitably come up with a big "zilch" with that idea, and just end up calling Jonah's mom for an emergency Diet Coke or Dr. Pepper. She is always prepared for a crisis !

This time, since there was no response when I tried to fore-warn the cutters, I was left with no choice but to "drop-in"...A suprise ambush, if you will.

Ken ranks the Sam hair-cut experience just as, or more, challenging than any fire fight he's ever been in!

After the "exchange of wills ", Sam's face is full of little red dots (burst blood vessels) from the growling and angst. Once he even burst a vessel in his eye!

Uncle ken usually gives Sam a victory ride on his Harley afterward and pretty soon....all is forgotten !

Not me, I need to go home and lay down and watch Pride and Prejudice in a dark quiet place and pretend I'm not me...just for a few minutes..can't I ???

So for those of you out there with caller ID...

Next time you are receiving a call from the Jeanes People and it rings and rings on my end...

I know what you're thinkin!