I went for a haircut a couple of weeks ago. The barber, a nice man, said I should collect the clippings and sell them on ebay.
I said why would anyone want to buy any of my hair and he said oh no, say it’s from say, Thomas More, or George Worthington.
“Who’s George Worthington?” I asked.
He pointed at a stars and stripes postcard stuck to his pinboard. “The guy who invented America, who wrote its institution.”
“Ah,” I said, “That George Worthington.”
The barber looked smug.
“Somebody will guess it’s not the real thing,” I said.
“Nah,” he said, “It’s not as though they’ll have it NDA tested.”
“They might,” I said.
“Yeah, but if you’re related to Thomas More or George Worthington they won’t know.”
“You make a very good point,” I said. “How much should I ask?”
“It’s ebay. It’s an auction. Just put in 99p and stand back and watch the wheels spin.”
He’s a smart guy is that barber. The highest bid is already at £250 and still two days to go.