I recently paid a visit to an old-school barber shop, and before I knew what hit me the guy had—snip! snip!—given my eyebrows a trim. I never thought of myself as particularly Andy Rooney-like, but the incident has me wondering whether I should be trimming the brows regularly. And for the record, I’m talking about the length of my ‘brows, now how wide they are—I don’t have a monobrow.
David J, Chicago
Sounds like you’ve inadvertently stumbled into the perilous terrain of manscaping. Here, there are only two rules: 1) use of the term manscaping is allowed only when implied air quotes are involved, and 2) the only thing worse than doing too much is doing too little. Over-trim those bushes and you’re liable to look a little George Michael Faith. Let ‘em flourish and you might just get mistaken for that grouchy old guy on 60 Minutes. No, not that one, the one at the end. It’s a fact of life that with age comes wisdom, taste, and hair where you don’t want it, so you’d best get used to having it taken care of. Or you could just go back to that barber and let him take care of it. Oh, and let’s avoid discussions of length and width in these pages.