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What would you do in this situation?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by hopkins_student, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    But I was west side born and raised, so i gotta represent.
    Word up, homes. Straight outta Pasadena.
     
  2. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    I had something similar happen to me, and ended up complaining to the manager and not paying except for services rendered.

    To make a long story short, I asked for a consultation, stating I wanted to explore the idea of having highlights done (I'm very, very skittish about color). This was, upon agreement with the stylist, going to be free and last 5, 10 minutes at the most. She made an appointment, unbeknownst to me, following the "consultation", and after I decided against color, she said she'd have to charge me for the whole time she would normally have spent doing highlights.

    She turned rather snappy, so I asked to see the manager. We settled on her giving me a trim instead. I paid hastily and never went back.
     
  3. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    You shouldn't even have done that. You asked for a consultation, a consultation is what you get. You should have been asked if you wanted to get your color immediately after. That sort of scheduling is incompetent and best and witless fraud at worst.
     
  4. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    You shouldn't even have done that. You asked for a consultation, a consultation is what you get. You should have been asked if you wanted to get your color immediately after. That sort of scheduling is incompetent and best and witless fraud at worst.

    I know. But the atmosphere was incredibly uncomfortable, and she made it sound like she had a legal leg to stand on, while the boss played good cop. I thought: I'd better play it safe in case she decides to turn nasty. At least I didn't let her do red highlights! [​IMG]
     
  5. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Karma's bad, dude. Walk away...
    Exactly. What's the point of further pursuing a bad karma situation, and then let the bad karma personify? Waving long, sharp scissors, or conceivably straight razors, around your head?
     
  6. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Exactly. What's the point of further pursuing a bad karma situation, and then let the bad karma personify? Waving long, sharp scissors, or conceivably straight razors, around your head?
    Quoth the Front,
    And you don't love fags, this much is apparent You're having nightmares about them every time you get your hair cut You stare what you suspect could be a queer man In the eye, in the mirror, enzymes coming out your fear gland He's got scissors near your eardrums You might lose your hearing you don't watch it with these queer ones
     
  7. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Quoth the Front,
    Not all male hairdressers accord to stereotype, and are gay. I somewhat understand the situation; I'm a reasonably well-dressed antiques expert, and straight.
     
  8. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    Not all male hairdressers accord to stereotype, and are gay.

    I somewhat understand the situation; I'm a reasonably well-dressed antiques expert, and straight.



    LS - if you lived in my town, you would get hit on like you wouldnt' believe.
     
  9. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    LS - if you lived in my town, you would get hit on like you wouldnt' believe.
    I know. I'm very bothered by the thought.
     
  10. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Not all male hairdressers accord to stereotype, and are gay. I somewhat understand the situation; I'm a reasonably well-dressed antiques expert, and straight.
    Did you listen to the song? It is a tasteful and understated expression of affinity. I <3 fags.
     
  11. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Senior member

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    Did you listen to the song? It is a tasteful and understated expression of affinity.

    I <3 fags.



    Tasteful? I find this highly offensive...
     
  12. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Then I suggest you acquire a sense of humor.
     
  13. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    When I was a (straight / no drama) hairstylist I used to charge extra for the lisssp.

    I think Morrissey said it best:

    Here is london, giddy of london
    Is it home of the free -
    Or what ?

    Can you squeeze me
    Into an empty page of your diary
    And psychologically save me
    I've got faith in you
    I sense the power
    Within the fingers
    Within an hour the power
    Could totally destroy me
    (or, it could save my life)

    Oh, here is london
    Home of the brash, outrageous and free
    You are repressed
    But you're remarkably dressed
    Is it real ?
    And you're always busy

    Really busy
    Busy, busy
    Oh, hairdresser on fire
    All around sloane square
    And you're just so busy
    Busy, busy
    Busy scissors
    Oh, hairdresser on fire
    (only the other day)

    Was a client, over-cautious
    He made you nervous
    And when he said
    I'm gonna sue you
    Oh, I really felt for you ...mmm...

    So can you squeeze me
    Into an empty page of your diary;
    And supernaturally change me ?
    Change me, change
    Oh, here in london
    Home of the brash, outrageous and free
    You are repressed
    But you're remarkably dressed
    Is it real ?
    And you're always busy

    Really busy
    Busy clippers
    Oh, hairdresser on fire
    All around sloane square

    And you're just too busy
    To see me
    Busy clippers
    Oh, hairdresser on fire
    (only the other day)
     
  14. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Senior member

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  15. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    Wasn't someone recently reprimanded for the 'n' word?

    Since context apparently doesn't count, in the interest of 'politically-correct political correctness' shouldn't the 'f' word be off-limits as well? Similarly the 'h' word, the 's' word, the 'c' word, 'w' word, the 'm' word, the other 'c' word, the 'p' word, the 'd' word...
     
  16. Aus_MD

    Aus_MD Senior member

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    Don't you get it?


    This guy is letting you know that he does not value your custom. If you were rich, or powerful or influential he would not treat you this way. He has just informed you of your place in his heirarchy. It is up to you whether you suck it up or not.
     
  17. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Probably the best suggestion so far. The weather is not worth all the bullshit that comes with the west coast.

    Shout out to Pasadena. I've lived on both coasts, and much prefer the west. People are more chilled out, there is much more live-and-let-live attitude, whereas on the East Coast, and especially in Boston and DC, there are so many people who think that their opinion is important, and that you should care.

    Advice: try a few other places. If they don't do as good a job, go back.
     

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