Thursday, July 19, 2007

HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW AT 7TH AND MONTANA ...!

Eyes were popping across Santa Monica this morning as word spread that Our Favorite Building Manager, known among friends as Ralph or Raphaelo, returned to 7th and Montana after a year-long hiatus.  Known for his Tall Tales -- he was a former Secret Agent and Green Beret who suffered numerous injuries in falls from planes, yachts and ski-lifts the world over -- Raphaelo was a fixture at Our Favorite Starbucks before disappearing mysteriously without a trace last year.  According to Genevieve, who spotted him this morning, he spent the past year in Canada and Spain, presumably managing many a building along the way.  Meanwhile, here in Seoul, it was a hair-raising encounter of another kind last night as a Demented Barber made the scene at the Hotel Intercontinental.  At approximately 9:00 p.m., a group of colleagues called my attention to a man in a hair salon who seemed to be lovingly caressing the disembodied head of a manikin.  An hour later, when we returned to the hotel, he had the strangely lifelike head in an almost passionate embrace.  I was tempted to interrupt him -- to suggest he elope with the head to 7th and Montana where he'd fit right in -- but I doubt he understands English ...!

6 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Gotta love a guy who knows how to take a fall. Really. There's an art to that. When my son was younger, he had a little friend that I would just love to watch LAND. He could jump off all the playground equipment and land so well. A natural. Hope to hear some of Raphael's tales when you get back to 7th & Montana. --Cin

mpnaz58 said...

You run into the most interesting people, and not always at 7th & Montana.  Perhaps Ralph was doing a movie where he had to pack on a few pounds, or some type of undercover work, incognito, if you will.  As for the barber friend...stay away...thats a little eerie!  You get enough of that at home :)
xoxo ~Myra

acoward15 said...

Just as long as he understands the language of love. Who are we to judge!!!!!
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gazker said...

I think that hairdresser is an extra for some Asian reality show don't ya think?
Gaz ;-)

beckiepainton said...

you never know, he could of had a body to with that head in a cupboard or something, yuk!Beckie.

kattytrick said...

Ha, ha!!!I can just see this guy and his ...gal?...Which is why I'm not so cool about being called "Doll" Could you pass the sugar Doll?", or "What a little Doll she is!" For the record folks, a "Doll" is an empty headed plaything, I sware! Look it up in your "Websters"!