Wednesday, May 30, 2012

$20 Makeover

Before the $20:

After the $20:

Damn did I need a haircut...

There is always a funny story to most things on the blog...  Well I find them humourous, and my brother Trevor - Happy Birthday June 1st, has also indicated such, and this story is the exception perhaps...  Nothing funny going on here.

I have generally had my haircut yearly in the 21st century.  I have had it pretty long for the most part - thinking it looked pretty cool and unique.  The yearly reduction simply trimmed it up and kept it presentable.  During the first half of this time frame, the clippings were religiously done by my cousin Amada - She is superb at cutting hair!  But that is the problem - She is too accomplished, thus too busy to take any such vagabond off the street who just needs a hair cut.  Appointments have to be made well in advance - I just can't operate like that with my coiffure.  So I haven't had a haircut from her in sometime.

So it is off to First Choice which has been my place of business in noted capacity over the last few years, and let me tell you - no disrespect but they attract some really odd stylists... And who I would say their talent is suspect....  And always have aweful haircuts themselves....  (But A+ personalities and friendliness - always).  I am making this affirmation having had interactions with 4 or 5 of them, out of tens of thousands of employees nationwide, for a total of 30 minutes each....  So this is an extremely uncredible story and account from yours truly about this franchise...  Do I just have bad luck?  Do I draw odd and crazy people around me?

Why do I return?  Hair grows back and I never have to wait for an appointment.  It is that simple.  So I entered First Choice today thinking I know I'll get a crappy cut, I will hear some terrible life story from some scissor-hand who's single, hates living in Goderich, indicates repeatedly that there is nothing to do here, blah, blah, blah, blah, but since my hair looks horrific the way it is....  What do I have to loose - $20 is no big deal.

Well today was the exception.  Today is the day I eat crow.  Today is not the day I will proclaim First Choice as the best place to get a hair cut, yet - Another stylist over said to either me or the girl cutting my hair, "You're not going to cut all of that!"  The stylist I had was young, but her counterpart who was doing the announcing was older, and the very first thought I had was, once again, great, I get another one who lacks a certain skill or talent in this business....  My second thought was what are you stupid or blind (towards the older split-ended engineer)?   Did she not or was unable to notice how shitty my quill looked?  (Look at first picture again for a connection.)

But the long, and now the short of it (get it - hair reference) is, like always, I had a very social and personable employee of First Choice make a genuine concern that I walked out of their shoppe a happy customer...  That has always been evident.  Today I just so happened to get a great chop from someone who wasn't at all....  you know....  I don't want to be disrespectful or mean because I am certainly not perfect...  But weird or unusual....  Right on Jill.  (Not her real name.)

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