For the record, if you ever get your child’s hair cut for the very first time and want to keep a snip of hair for the baby book, you might want to bring along a little Ziplock or something for storage. If you don’t, you just might end up having to take home the snip in a folded up piece of tinfoil. Which is fine. As long as you don’t put it in your wallet and then forget about it for 5 months, until it falls out on the counter at the coffee shop. Which is fine. Except that the barista might think you’re a drug addict.
If the above-mentioned scenario does happen to you, try to remember the following bit of advice: Pick up the foil packet of hair, put it back in your wallet, tip your barista well and be on your merry way. By no means should you say, “What? This?! This is just some of my child’s hair!” Believe it or not, a drug addict-mother evokes a less dramatic grimace than a hair addict-mother does.