Why is my sense of direction so bad? I wanted to get my hair cut today and the hairdresser I go to is about 5-7 minutes walk from my house. I swear you only need to turn two corners to get there. Yet I spent 20 minutes walking in circles trying to find it and then gave up because I was running late anyway. What's wrong with me? I've been to that hairdresser twice before but I've got no idea what shops it was next to or even what street it's on. I'm very disappointed with myself. The only explanation I have is that I often listen to my iPod when I'm walking around my area and perhaps that's stopping me from paying attention to the direction I'm heading in. For example today I have to admit I was a bit preoccupied with walking like a robot while listening to Daft Punk's "Harder Better Faster Longer" and spent the 5 minutes after that nodding my head purposefully to Snoop Dogg's "Beautiful" (feat Pharrell). Next time I go out I'm leaving the headphones at home.
Luckily for me, with my haircut, it's hard to tell whether or not I've been to the hairdresser recently. In fact, I should really be able to cut my hair myself, which I did until recently when I found my (now lost) hairdresser that only charges 7 quid, which is a bargain too good to refuse. It's a Turkish barber shop on Harrow Road (at least that's what I thought, but it didn't seem to be there today) and specialises in shaved heads - there are always guys there getting interesting designs cut into their crew-cuts (like zig zags and Nike signs). I just get the corporate special, which is just a number 2 all over. The barbers always seem to be disappointed when I don't ask for something a little more creative. I suppose I should probably try and mix it up a little bit now and then. My latest thinking is a Kostya Tzsyu style fringe and pony tail. Thoughts?