In the department of “when not to blow bubbles”

Blowing bubbles while getting your hair cut is, apparently, a bad idea. Tiny clips of hair linger in the air, carried by all sort of turbulance taking place within the barbershop, and seem particularly attracted to the surface area presented by a bubble.

By the time I “popped” the bubble and had the gum back in my mouth, it was coated with a fine layer of hair.


About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.