Quick Fix: Splitting Hairs

23 May 2014 Sophie Quick

Quick Fix: Splitting Hairs

Illustration by Michael Weldon

Dear Quick Fix,

I have an ethical dilemma. Is it ever okay to sneak around an intensive care ward with a pair of scissors, cutting off the hair of coma patients? Is it acceptable to sell their hair online to bald widows from Guatemala? Hairy One

Dear Hairy One,

Every week I receive dozens of letters from readers with this exact question. It’s definitely not okay to do this, although it is okay to snip the tail off a My Little Pony and sell it back to the pony’s owner at double their annual income. Quick Fix

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This article first appeared in Ed#458 of The Big Issue magazine.