A local man has developed an unhealthy attachment to his barber after emerging from months of social isolation. This week, Greensborough man Rick Monahan attended his first hair appointment since before Easter, and was immediately struck by how much he’d missed the human touch and general chit chat provided by his regular barber.

Reflecting on the experience, Monahan said, “I guess I just underestimated how much I missed him. I mean, normally I try to avoid the small talk, and instead try to enjoy half an hour of decadent escapism. But this time, I was drawn right into the convo, and I absolutely loved it. Speaking to someone face-to-face, or face-to-mirror in this case, was exhilarating.”

Monahan even claimed that he and his barber had made tentative plans to catch up over the weekend. He said, “To be honest, I’m not sure how this happened, but I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to be taking my kids to meet the barber’s new puppy at the local park this weekend. It all happened so quickly. It’s kind of a blur. Iso has really changed me.”