Sandow the strongman1

Today I went for a haircut. The last time I went, the barber was telling me how strong I am. This time also he said I am very strong. After he had finished, I stood up to go. He put his hand on my arm and said, "Sandow! Sandow!"

I said, "Why are you calling me Sandow?"

He said, "I watched you on television. You are another Sandow."

Then he was cutting jokes with me. He said, "Do you want me to trim your eyebrows?"

I said, "Why? Do you want me to go to jail?"

In India, we feel that if you shave the eyebrows you look totally different. Thieves do it to change their appearance. So I did not want him to alter my appearance.


  1. MJW 124. 16 July 1999