In The Book

First tuesday of the month as always.

The barber sweeps the floor around the window chair, twice.

It is 9.55 am.

Diarmuid hangs his coat on the first hook

and sits in the chair.

He writes the time in his book.


The barber doesn't need to ask what he wants,

it's always the same


When it's finished he gives the barber the correct money.

The barber looks at him.

Diarmuid doesn't return his look.

"Sorry Diarmie...prices are going up

It'll be another forty cents next time."

Diarmuid writes it in his book.


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M.C. Newberry

Thu 10th Jan 2019 16:56

Sounds short and neat to me!

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Brian Maryon

Thu 10th Jan 2019 08:55

Thankyou Desmond, Jon and Don.Perhaps in retrospect I should have called it

The Curious Incident of the Boy in the Barbers.

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Brian Maryon

Wed 9th Jan 2019 20:01

Diarmuid, my nephew, lives in Co Kerry.

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Don Matthews

Wed 9th Jan 2019 06:00

I'm wondering if you've gotten mixed up
Cos UK works in pounds not in cents
So Diarmie shoulda writ in his book
Next time will be more, 40 pence. ?

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