Thursday, July 09, 2009
~time's they are a changing...isn't that how it goes?
~my hairdresser frequently makes statements regarding her low finances, especially at times when her husband was out of work. that's fine. i don't mind the conversation, heck i'm in the same boat anyway.
~so here's the thing. for the past 4-6 months, my hairdresser has apparently forgotten how to tell time. every.single.appointment I've had with her recently she has been running VERY late, i'm not talking 10-15 minutes, more like 45!! now some may say this is typical in the industry and I can agree somewhat, however this never used to happen and it has all of a sudden become standard with her. heck, even O would go up and see her for his super duper special army haircuts (shaved head) before his drill weekends. she kept him waiting for as long as 45 minutes. one time she even told him if he had something to do, such as an errand, he could go to that and come back. well, what in the hell is the point in even making an appointment then? she obviously does not respect them. just this past Friday my mom had a 10am appointment. I had a 1:45pm appointment. at 10:45am my mom called and said that I probably didn't want to come up there since she was already running SO far behind so early in the morning. I cancelled.
~now i've always been a punctual person so these things really annoy me, but now with E in the picture, I'm even more annoyed. I have to arrange for someone to watch E so I can go get my freakin' haircut. that is usually O and the times when he is home & when hairdresser has available appointment time is slim. very slim. that 1:45pm appointment last week was actually for E to get a trim. there is NO way I'm taking him up there only to have to entertain him for an additional 45 minutes IN THE SALON until she can actually cut his hair. 17 month olds do not have that kind of patience. she has kids. she knows this, but apparently it doesn't matter.
~so silly me just won't give up. on monday I texted her to see if she could give me a trim on tuesday night. she wrote back that she is not working (at night) and offered wednesday. i didn't want to do wednesday since it's my running night, but i need a haircut so I said sure and asked her to let me know what time she had available. she would not be able to tell me until she got into the shop. now...that is freakin' annoying too. she is the most inconsistent person EVER. she has a Blackberry, which she excitedly pointed out to me a few months ago and said she would keep her appointments on her BB and so I could contact her directly to make my appointments as she prefers that vs. using the salon front desk. obviously she isn't keeping them on there anymore since she couldn't give me a time. I was expecting her call Tuesday morning to give me a time for Wed night. she never called. remember she keeps saying she has no money and cannot afford to take a Saturday off from time to time, but she also can't call me to schedule my appointment in which I would be PAYING her. WTF!
~so now that she hasn't called, I'm beyond annoyed and progressing along at a rapid pace into the pissed off category. it is hard to feel this way because she is a really sweet person. so sweet in that she threw me a baby shower. yep. she has become more than just a hairdresser over the years, even though she is flakey when it comes to being a friend and trying to do things outside the shop...they never work out. she is a poor planner. duh!
~so i really need a haircut. my options are (1) sucking it up and calling her, but then juggling schedules to figure out when O is home and whether she has time to fit me in. Oh and that's the thing, it's always "fitting me in" which in my book translates to "i will be running late". This would not be as painful if they had WiFi to help pass the time, but no, plus I always feel rushed to get back home because inevitably O will call and say that E is getting fussy and blah blah blah. (another story for another day) Option (2) going back to the Aveda shop in the mall to the gal who cut my hair a couple months ago when I was previously annoyed with hairdresser. The bad part about that: she charges more and I'm on a ridiculously tight budget. Growing my hair out is NOT an option, just in case you felt like suggesting that.