They take a little off the top
The barbershop can actually be an interesting place of social interaction.
One can get a weekly dose of
And the all-time favorite, sports commentary.
Sometimes the barbers are so involved in their clients lives,unbeknownst to them they become counselors,advisors and mediators.
All that and a haircut.
Iv’e had my fair share of shaves, but two barbers in particular stand out.
The first guy was a presumptious jerk. He cut hair ok, but when I paid him,
He’d take a dollar tip out of the change without asking.
I mean,gratuities are the sole discretion of the client,right?
I stopped going to his shop.
The second barber was a real piece of work.
First of all, he was always late. 15 minutes or more.
Second, he was always trying to sell something. Raffle tickets or a book he wrote. I tried to be supportive, but the book sucked. And I don’t know who won the raffle.
He was a wannabe entrepreneur.
Here comes the hairy part(pun intended)
One time this jerk cut my hair halfway, then stopped without explanation.
He just got up and walked over to tha liquor store across the street and bought a bottle,came back to the shop poured himself a drink and had a conversation with one of the hairdressers.
For over 10 minutes
While I sat there waiting with a half-done haircut.
I really had to be cool. But I was pissed at his lack of respect for my time.
I tried to give him a break on another occasion. It was supposed to be simple.
I showed him a picture and simply told him to style my beard like this. After all, I’ve been coming to his shop for months.
He completely screwed up the cut. This jerk is getting paid and getting a tip and is acting like a complete ass.I don’t know what this guy’s problem was.
That was it. I calmly paid the jerk and never returned.
He musta felt some kinda way because a few months down the line he saw me in the bookstore with a shape up (that he did’nt do) and was pissed,but tried to hide it
Not that I gave a damn.
I “cut off” his services so to speak. He later lost many customers because of his attitude.
As far as being a wannabe entrepreneur trying to sell books and raffle tickets?
Maybe he knew he sucked as a barber and had to look into other options.
Maybe he’ll figure it out. Maybe not.
But disrespecting paying clients is a quick way to kill your cash flow.
Anyway, he sucks as a barber,and as a person in general.
so that was an incident I recalled from years ago.
Lesson learned: deal only with those who respect you and respect your time.
Well, that’s all I got for today.
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