Had the day off today. My wife wasn’t so lucky. She had to go in to work. So pretty much my morning was spent doing a bunch of little errands. Stopping by the bank, the post office, and finally the barber shop.
I’m pretty much old school when it comes to my hair. No fancy schmancy stylist salon. My barber has that old red, white, and blue pole out front. And the dingy shop Is occupied only by haircutters right off the boat from some Eastern European country. Good people. No chit chatting. Just, “SIT!” and, “You want same cut?!”
I like that. Gives me time to ponder the great mysteries of my life. Job path. Kids? Future house purchase? And the most important theological question of ‘em all – WILL I DIE IF I DRINK THE BLUE LIQUID FROM THE CONTAINER THAT HOLDS THE COMBS?
Well since I did have that day off I decided I’d finally be productive and get that answer. Here’s what I found out.
Name of Liquid: BARICIDE®
Year Invented: 1947 (by Maurice King)
Usage: Disinfecting combs and scissors.
Interesting facts: Proven to kill the HIV-1 virus as well as Hepatitis B & C. Also, according to Maurice’s son (Ben), his dad named the solution Barbicide® because it was meant to kill the barber. He added that it was an inside joke. Guess you had to be there.
SO WILL IT KILL YOU?
Took me a bit of googling, but I did find a warning label for the B-solution. It states that if you do swallow the liquid you should seek medical advice immediately. That’s it. So the only thing I can take from this is you probably won’t die...in the near future. Since the instructions are essentially asking you to chat it up with some medical professional instead of driving to an emergency room or induce vomiting.
Mystery solved...I guess.
The wonders of Barbicide®.