$117 haircut

I got my most expensive haircut ever yesterday: $117.

Actually, the haircut itself was only $17. But, as I walked from the barber to work, I passed by a young couple eating breakfast on their stoop. The woman called out, “Aren’t you Steve Levitt?” So I stopped to talk to them. I asked her how she knew who I was, and she said from The Daily Show and the book jacket. She used to be a student at U of C, but hadn’t known me as a professor there. Thus, it seemed to me that despite the fact we were only a few blocks from my own home, she qualified as the first winner of the “recognize Steve Levitt” contest. Much to her surprise, I handed her $100 (well, actually $90 because I didn’t have exact change).

Her name was HeatherDumdei (or something like that) and the man who was with her was Jahred Adelman.

My prediction is that she will be the only winner.


Princess Leia

The U of C connection, however tenuous, raises a red flag for me. . .

And Levitt, you are getting ripped off on the haircut. I pay only $12.95!

Andi

Fun, fun, fun! I love this blog!

MPGibson

I will find you Levitt. And you'll give me that $100 dollars by Zeus.

neha

Martin

There are not enough movie theaters in the vicinity of Fermilab. As a result, you can see a video of Steve Levitt - over an hour. Should help you identify him on the street. From a talk given on Nov 4, 2005, "Using Data to Catch Cheaters", -
http://vmsstreamer1.fnal.gov/VMS_Site_03/Lectures/LectureSeries/051104Levitt/index.htm

Martin

Not sure if that entire link showed up. If not, go to
http://www.fnal.gov/culture/lecture.shtml

Scroll down to Prof. Levitt's talk. Learn how good he was at potty training his daughter Amanda.

Taed

I've paid for only 2 haircuts in my life. My mom cut my hair until I was 13 or so, and then I started cutting it myself. I'm now 38. The first time I paid, I wanted something interesting but not complex done to an area that I couldn't see well, so I figured that I might as well pay someone to do it. The second time, my wife was nagging me that my hair would look even better if I paid someone to do it, and the result was a not-very-good cut, to which she responded that she'd never nag me about it again.

My reasons are not economic (though I've clearly saved thousands of dollars over my lifetime), but one of control. It's the same reason I do my own taxes (though lately I've used TurboTax) -- it's simple enough to do myself and I want say over the results.

hmdumdei

Despite naysayers, I hold fast to my claim that I had not heard of you prior to seeing you on The Daily Show back when Freakonomics first came out. I do work on campus, but not in any position that would put me in the path of an Econ professor. I was also a student, but I graduated class of 2000 (which I believe predates your tenure here) and never took any Econ classes anyway.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you again. I'm guessing I'm still the only "winner" of your little contest. I haven't seen any other posts declaring other winners. Your $90 bought me a bottle of scotch I've been wanting to try (which I'd be happy to share) and a nice sushi dinner with Mr. Adelman.

I hope for the sake of your wallet that I am the only winner. I guess you'll know by this weekend.

Princess Leia

The U of C connection, however tenuous, raises a red flag for me. . .

And Levitt, you are getting ripped off on the haircut. I pay only $12.95!

Andi

Fun, fun, fun! I love this blog!

MPGibson

I will find you Levitt. And you'll give me that $100 dollars by Zeus.

neha

Martin

There are not enough movie theaters in the vicinity of Fermilab. As a result, you can see a video of Steve Levitt - over an hour. Should help you identify him on the street. From a talk given on Nov 4, 2005, "Using Data to Catch Cheaters", -
http://vmsstreamer1.fnal.gov/VMS_Site_03/Lectures/LectureSeries/051104Levitt/index.htm

Martin

Not sure if that entire link showed up. If not, go to
http://www.fnal.gov/culture/lecture.shtml

Scroll down to Prof. Levitt's talk. Learn how good he was at potty training his daughter Amanda.

Taed

I've paid for only 2 haircuts in my life. My mom cut my hair until I was 13 or so, and then I started cutting it myself. I'm now 38. The first time I paid, I wanted something interesting but not complex done to an area that I couldn't see well, so I figured that I might as well pay someone to do it. The second time, my wife was nagging me that my hair would look even better if I paid someone to do it, and the result was a not-very-good cut, to which she responded that she'd never nag me about it again.

My reasons are not economic (though I've clearly saved thousands of dollars over my lifetime), but one of control. It's the same reason I do my own taxes (though lately I've used TurboTax) -- it's simple enough to do myself and I want say over the results.

hmdumdei

Despite naysayers, I hold fast to my claim that I had not heard of you prior to seeing you on The Daily Show back when Freakonomics first came out. I do work on campus, but not in any position that would put me in the path of an Econ professor. I was also a student, but I graduated class of 2000 (which I believe predates your tenure here) and never took any Econ classes anyway.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you again. I'm guessing I'm still the only "winner" of your little contest. I haven't seen any other posts declaring other winners. Your $90 bought me a bottle of scotch I've been wanting to try (which I'd be happy to share) and a nice sushi dinner with Mr. Adelman.

I hope for the sake of your wallet that I am the only winner. I guess you'll know by this weekend.