When discussing with the hairdresser how I wanted my hair cut, she said

“We’d best not cut the top, especially near the back.”

Well, don’t beat about the bush now will you?! I’m already perfectly aware that I’m going bald. At least she didn’t use the specific Japanese word for “balding”.

Oh, and incidentally, they must have seen that video of me using a vacuum cleaner to rid my head of loose hair after I’d cut it, as they did the very same thing to me. Vacuum cleaners with very long tubes coming out of the walls so they were.

ACTION CONQUERS FEAR!