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Since: 16.10.02
From: Connecticut

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
Odd question, I know.

Today on the Jim Rome radio show he was ranting about the "losers" who carry combs of any kind in their back pocket. He went so far as to compare them to people who brush their teeth at work, clip toenails in cubicles, and talk on cell phones in elevators.

I carry a small "unbreakable" black comb in my back pocket and had absolutely no idea it was such a faux pas. There are times when I remove a hat or take off a pullover when a little fixing up is in order. This usually takes place discreetly in a bathroom.

I don't get the hate.
Please tell me I'm not the only one.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.93
Given that I haven't had a full head of hair in 12 years, the answer to this question would be.... no.

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Since: 26.1.03
From: Naples, FL

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.24
Yeah, I've always had short hair, so no need....but I am growing my hair out now, so I'm considering it.

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.40
    Originally posted by dwaters
    I don't get the hate.
    Please tell me I'm not the only one.

So far - you is.

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Since: 22.2.04
From: Cambridge, MA

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.14
I used to keep one in my man-purse, aka backpack, when I had shorter hair. I don't remember using it much outside of scratching an itch for which my fingernails were not satisfactory. Now my hair is past shoulder length, and I've been getting away with finger-combing for the past year or so (though its back in an elastic 99% of the time anyway).

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Since: 8.10.03
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.74
No. I usually wear a cap as I work alot outside and once I get hat hair, which takes about 5 seconds, a comb is irrelevant. And I was always losing or breaking them. But a comb isn't a bad idea, and Romey was just having fun.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
For about 18 years, my hair was WAY too long for combs (past my waistline) and I could never fit a brush in my back pocket. Now my hair is back up between my shoulder blades and I still don't carry a comb.

My dad did, but in his front shirt pocket.

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Since: 28.1.02
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.70
Don't carry a comb on me - I have my hair pretty short, even though I have plenty of hair. I have a little grooming kit that I keep in my computer bag and there's a comb in there.

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I used to keep a brush in my back pocket when I was in Jr. High and had long hair. Not anymore, though.

I do brush my teeth at work. I keep a little bathroom kit in my locker, to use to kinda shuzz myself up before a meeting.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
I don't even own a comb. Well, no, wait, I do, but I mostly use it for pulling fur out of the cat brush.


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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.36
That'd be a NO for me, but that's simply because I shave my head.

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
I didn't when I had hair, but now that I shave my head, maybe I should. Just to make people wonder.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.77
I keep a little folding brush/mirror thingy in my desk at work. Mostly because it is daaamn windy in town. My Dad carries one of those unbreakable black combs, though at this point we tell him there isn't much point.

Personally I think the small unbreakable black comb is fine, but those big handled combs sticking out of your back pocket are just out of the question.

Since: 10.12.01
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.28
I have a hairbrush in my desk at work, but that's about as close as I come.


Since: 2.11.02
From: Edinburgh, Scotland

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.09
When sporting longer hair I briefly had a comb in the desk, but I'd draw the line at carrying one in the back pocket.

Not that I bear any ill will toward anyone who does so, but at the same time I wouldn't be shy to take the piss out of them if they produced said comb in public ;)

Since: 17.1.02
From: New F'n Jersey

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.47
The only person who should still have a comb is Deuce (or Domino...whichever one is still employed).

Therefore, I do not keep a comb on my person.

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.07
I used to keep one with me in high school. My father would always make a big deal about keeping good hygine and included having combed hair in that list. He still carries one with him, though I don't bother with my hair at all these days.

I'm 100% with dwaters; I have to ask, what is with the hate towards having a comb? I would think it is the same as having a mouthwash spray or breath mints in your pocket. They're both portable substances that are used to improve your apperance in a moment's notice. As long as you're not trying to act like Fonzie in public with it, I don't see anything wrong with using a pocketcomb.


Since: 16.10.02
From: Connecticut

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.65
Thanks for the responses.

This has been a real eye-opener.

Now that I think about it, I almost never use a comb during the course of the day--it just became part of the habit: wallet, keys, comb, etc.

I just know that the day I stopped carrying one, I'd run into someone who would playfully ruffle my hair minutes before some impromptu job interview or staff photo or something.....
Downtown Bookie

Since: 7.4.02
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.57
Carry one all the time; right hand back pocket. However, I don't whip it out in public, as I prefer instead to sojourn to the men's room or some other private location when needing to straighten out matters. Can't imagine not carrying one. After all, what would you do if you encountered a situation like what dwaters described, and your hair was all mussed up (speaking, of course, to those who still have enough hair to be mussed up)? If you didn't have your own comb, what would you do?
    Originally posted by Kay Twomey, Fred Wise and Benjamin Weisman
    Lend me your comb,
    It's time to go home,
    I gotta confess
    My hair is a mess.

    Your mammy will scold,
    Your pappy will shout,
    Unless we come in
    The way we went out.

    Kissing you was fun Honey,
    But thanks for the date,
    Time has come to run Honey, but,
    You know Darling it's getting late!

    Just wait till I
    Straighten my tie,
    Lend me your comb,
    We got to go home.

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Since: 22.4.02
From: Outside of Boston

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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.54
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    The only person who should still have a comb is Deuce (or Domino...whichever one is still employed).

Yeah, that'd be... neither.

As for me, I don't even own a comb, but my hair's short enough I don't really need it.

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