I Must Be Insane

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  

I've been called crazy for running in sub-zero weather and blizzards.  I've been called crazy for doing the ironman, but mostly for signing up for a second....and third....and fourth....

I was also called crazy quite a bit when I raced motocross, but that was only from people who didn't race.  

It never occurred to me until last night that I might actually be crazy.  As in, actually insane.  Certifiably insane.  And not for running in cold weather or doing ironmans or anything like that.  I have a habit of doing something over and over and expecting a different result.  I don't want to keep doing it, but I can't seem to stop.  I keep expecting a different result, but the result is always the same.

I get my haircut at Cost Cutters.  I don't like going there, and almost always put it off for at least a week.  I hate the place, and they always do a terrible job.  Yet for some reason, I expect things will mysteriously change.  I keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

The problem is that Cost Cutters is across the street so it's quick and convenient.  I can assure you I don't go there because I think they're good.  I'm not that crazy.

So last night I stopped by on my way home from work hoping for a good haircut.  Maybe today was the day, I thought.

The woman cutting my hair asked how I wanted it cut. After I explained, she then made the typical small talk I wish they wouldn't do.  These people need to concentrate.  She mentioned the weather and how it seems colder than usual, to which I told her it is in fact colder than usual.  Today's high was more than 10 degrees below the norm.  Then she said, "...and I don't remember it getting dark this early during daylight savings time."

She then proceeded to give me a bad haircut, which I saw coming.  

At least she gave me a fair warning.


Toby said...

ha! this is amazing. we need pictures.

Miles of the Journey said...

You probably know this but if you think you are insane, you probably are not. With the brevity of life being what it is, I think folks are nutz NOT to venture in life.
As for me it is the alleged "insanity" I partipate in that keeps me sane...and lets me tolerate bad haircuts.

220TriLog said...

Haha. Nice.