What’s im­por­tant is the head, not the hair

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

There is an op­po­si­tion Diyawanna mem­ber hail­ing from a re­mote un­con­ge­nial area in the coun­try.

A news­pa­per re­port once said this mem­ber, a typ­i­cal bee­tle-chew­ing peas­ant, made it to Colombo all the way from Am­para by foot in the dif­fi­cult days of his life. .

The Diyawanna col­leagues the other day were sur­prised to find that this mem­ber had taken a hair cut sport­ing an odd style. Even the Diyawanna coun­cil white-col­lar ones ap­peared amused at the mem­ber’s hair style.

Mean­while, a good buddy of this peas­ant­turned Diyawanna mem­ber, asked the lat­ter in a con­fi­den­tial tone why he had switched to an odd hair style.

“Ah! My hair style? That’s a mis­take, Machang!” he replied.

“Your barber blun­dered?”

“No! Machang!” he replied.

“if so, what hap­pened?

“I’ll tell you the story, Machang! I never go to the barber saloon. In your case, you get the barber, or his wife to do the hair­cut. In my case, it is my wife who cuts my hair. She usu­ally does a good job of it! But the last time she had ap­par­ently gone wrong in her mea­sure­ments and messed it up!” he posed for a mo­ment and added: “After all, Machang, what is im­por­tant is the head, not the hair on it. Isn’t it so?”

The friend nod­ded his agree­ment.

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