With no viable options to combat the catastrophic economic meltdown enveloping their country, the Lebanese are being forced to adapt to the new, unstable reality through various means, in order to survive.
Now that electricity in Lebanon is being seemingly rationed out of existence, barbers in some areas are relying on sunlight to be able to work properly.
Several instances of this occurrence were seen in the southern city of Sidon, where the lack of diesel fuel and the accompanying prolonged power cuts pushed several barbers to take their business outside so that they can see clearly and cut their clients’ hair efficiently.
One barber on the Houssam El-Din Hariri street in Sidon placed a chair outside and fixed a mirror to the side of his car, which he had parked beside the chair as a makeshift alternative to his shop’s working station.
Several others made a similar move on the Natasha Saad street of the same city, practicing their profession out on the sidewalk.
The scene is similar to when a barber was photographed last year working in the middle of a street in Tripoli, north Lebanon, using his car as a working station for his tools, due to power cuts and his inability to pay his shop’s rent.
Since that photo had surfaced, however, the crisis has evidently become much worse, and the challenges facing any employee or worker in most sectors have only increased.
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