Today's hair trim was only philosphical in a much more prosaic way. I called up the place I had been going to, double-checked their prices, and found that they'd risen dramatically. Personally, I don't feel that a wash-and-trim is worth £50. So I called an even closer place and found they were so much less expensive that it was easy to commit to a same day appointment. When it came time to pay, the numbers were even better: a 25% discount for being a first time customer.
"It pays to shop around" is not particularly profound, but it's worth a reminder now and again.