I dread getting a haircut to the point of waiting like six months
before I actually go and do it. Getting the oil changed in the car ranks right up there on my “hate” list so I typically do them at the same time. Yesterday was the day for me. My hair was out of control, I can’t say it was unmanageable because it’s always that way and my car was overdue (mileage wise) for an oil change. Now there’s only one place in the whole world where you can go to do both of these things simultaneously, so I went to Wal-Mart.
There two main reasons as to why I don’t like getting a haircut:
1. Some places charge too much. I don’t want or need a $50 haircut.
2. At most places the stylists drill me on my hair type and try to sell me different products.
There are two main reasons as to why I don’t like getting an oil change:
1. Some places charge too much. I don’t want or need a $50 oil change.
2. At most places the mechanics drill me on my car knowledge and try to sell me different products.
Yesterday was no different than all of the other bad experiences
I have had. When I asked the stylist to please thin out my hair she questioned me on my timing. “Are you doing this each time you get your haircut or every other time?” I explained that I do it every other time – usually the same time I get my tires rotated during my oil change, that way I don’t forget. She was not impressed with that thought process.
She mentioned the texture of my hair and asked what products I was using. This is always a set up question because you can’t possibly be using the right stuff if they are trying to sell you stuff. I truthfully told her what I was using and to check up on my answer she asked what
color the bottle was. The nerve!
From there it was downhill and when she was finished she swept up my hair along with my self-esteem and threw them both in the trash. I have bad hair and after years of trying different products I choose the items that work the best for me and I move on. They may not be “trendy” or what “everyone else” is using but it works for me and that’s all that counts.
I realize she was the “hair expert” and I give her credit for all of the knowledge she has, it’s just too bad they don’t pay her more so she
doesn’t have to live off of the commission she makes from selling products and it’s too bad that they didn’t teach her some manners or when to back off while she was in school. I would have given her a decent tip if she would have just been nice and not pounced on me.
I told her not to even bother styling it and I walked with my shoulders slumped and head down to the automotive department where I was in no mood to be told that I needed a new oil filter or wipers. Driving home I was relieved to have gotten those nasty tasks out of the way.
I think the moral of the story is this: people go to Wal-Mart and
to businesses inside Wal-Mart because that is where they can get what they need for the cheapest price. Everyone in this boat is willing to sacrifice service so they can save money. Isn’t it sad that we can’t have both? Maybe I should buy a Flowbee.
Pizza Ranch stepped up the other day; let’s see if Cost Cutters has anything to say about this.
Do you like getting a haircut? Do you have a Flowbee?
Have a GOOD hair day my friends!