Saturday, October 16, 2010

80 cents only! 八毛钱而已!

This morning I noticed Uncle Khoo just got a haircut. I asked him how much it cost him. RM13, he replied. He complained it was getting more expensive to have a haircut nowadays.

“Do you know that back in the 50s, it cost 80 cents to have a hair cut?” he asked ironically.

“For 80 cents, the hairdresser gave an hour service which included a haircut, a shave, a de-waxing for both ears and a very thorough message for the neck, the shoulders and the back?” he recalled those good old days with a tinge of nostalgia.

“Imagine, all these for just 80 cents and now, what you got for RM13?” he asked, shaking his head in disbelief.

“What you got today was just the haircut and shaving. That’s all” he said sadly, giving out a sigh of regret.

Time has change, Uncle Khoo. Time has change. This is 2010, Uncle. Some things are not the same anymore. You just have to learn to live with it.

What more can I say to him?

1 comment:

  1. Hi riversidegrass,

    Things has changed. The price of everything has gone drastically up but the quality has gone drastically down too. That's life now.