It was time for a haircut. Lenny didn’t even have to look in the mirror. Even though he was going bald, he knew that he needed to cut his hair every two weeks.

He had a "tongue" of hair on the top of his head. His hair was thinning at the crown. He still had plenty of hair on the sides and back. It was what they call "salt and pepper," a mixture of gray hair and dark brown hair. It was only a few years, he figured, until the salt and pepper became just salt.

He never let his hair grow for more than two weeks. The longer it got, the worse it looked, he thought.

He spread a newspaper over the bathroom sink so that no hair went down the drain. He plugged in the clippers and started cutting his hair. He started at the back of his head, went to the sides, and finished on the top. Every minute or so, he had to clean the hair out of the blades with an old toothbrush.

Finished, he picked up a hand mirror to check out the back of his head. Everything looked okay. He carried the newspaper back out to the kitchen and shook the hair clippings into the trash can.

Then he took a shower.

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It was time for a haircut. Lenny ’t even have to look in the mirror. though he was going bald, he knew he needed to cut his hair every weeks.

He had a "tongue" of hair the top of his head. His hair thinning at the crown. He still had of hair on the sides and back. was what they call "salt and pepper," mixture of gray hair and dark brown . It was only a few years, he , until the salt and pepper became just .

He never let his hair grow for than two weeks. The longer it got, worse it looked, he thought.

He spread newspaper over the bathroom sink so that hair went down the drain. He plugged the clippers and started cutting his hair. started at the back of his head, to the sides, and finished on the . Every minute or so, he had to the hair out of the blades with old toothbrush.

Finished, he picked up a mirror to check out the back of head. Everything looked okay. He carried the back out to the kitchen and shook hair clippings into the trash can.

Then he took a shower.