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~Tuesday~  I got a haircut today, and Cost Cutters won out over Great Clips with their $7.99 and $8.99 specials, respectively.

This little vignette is about my stylist and her customer service (or lack thereof) skills.

The set-up

I used to have jet black hair. See?

Me with a jet black bullet cut, circa 1993

Now, with salt and pepper my "color de jour," when I see anyone who still has hair that color, my first thought is, "Enjoy that while you can. Because as soon as the first gray one appears, it's going to be devastatingly obvious in those deep dark surroundings."

The play

As my stylist began cutting my hair, a guy came in who was helped by another stylist. He was younger than me, and he had jet black hair—at least it looked that black from where I was sitting across the room.

At the hands of my stylist, more salt than pepper sprinkled off my head and landed with a smug laugh on the black apron wrapped around me, and we both heard the guy across the room ask, "How much would it be to color my hair?"

After getting over the shock that this guy wanted to get his hair colored—at his age, and as dark as his hair already looked, I about passed out when his stylist answered, "$72.00." I'm pretty sure that's what I heard, although their website says, "Color: Starting at $46.95."

The sting

Before I could pick my chin back up off the white landscape that the apron had become by this time, my stylist asked, "You ever consider getting your hair colored?"

Instead of saying, "No. Have you ever considered a nose job?" I replied, "Yes, I have, but I think it's a lot like blood pressure medicine—you can't stop once you start. So I haven't."

The sting redux

After the obligatory "look-in-the-mirror-and-tell-me-what-a-great-job-I-did," I started to get up when she said, "Did you want me to do something with those eyebrows?"

I wanted to retort something about being simpatico with the recently late Andy Rooney:

Andy Rooney with hugely bushy eyebrows

But instead I said, "No, thanks. I'll just singe them with my cigarette lighter on the way home."

Okay, I didn't really say that either, but I wanted to.


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 14th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
you might be gay...
if you have a Judy Garland figurine from A Star is Born, singing 'Born In A Trunk,' on your side table. Then again, you might be even gayer if you spotted it in this photo! Hehehe, happy Monday.

R. :)
Nov. 14th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
Re: you might be gay...
Too funny! The person's house that I was in when he took that picture of me was a HUGE HUGE HUGE Judy Garland fan. He had all kinds of memorabilia about her, including a painting he did of her, and it was clear where he stood on the forever-debated question, "Who was more talented, Barbra or Judy?"

Great observation skills!!!
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