The Our Shiputzim medical research team announces the discovery of a heretofore undocumented condition.
Known as comb-o-phobia, this odd syndrome mainly affects boys, from early childhood until their late teens.
The primary symptom involves a reluctance or, in extreme cases, an outright refusal to brush or comb one’s hair. In addition, patients frequently mutter inexplicable phrases, such as:
“What’s the problem? I brushed my hair a few days ago, for Shabbat…”
“What do you mean, ‘don’t forget to pack my brush’? It’s not like I’m gonna use it while I’m away or anything…”
“I can’t comb my hair. It’s too short. I just got a haircut.”
“I can’t comb my hair. It’s too long. I need a haircut.”
Furthermore, many patients have also been diagnosed with an obliviousness to holes in their clothes.
Researchers have yet to determine the condition’s causes and are actively working on finding a cure.
In the meantime, mothers around the globe have reported that simple home remedies – including arguing, yelling, reasoning, discussing, and convincing - have little to no impact.
If you – or someone you love – suffers from comb-o-phobia, please feel free to share your, well, hair-raising stories in the comment section…