January 24th, 2010


Weird comment from hair stylist

In November I decided it was time for me to get a haircut so I went to a girl who owns a local hair salon which is relatively close to my house. I had been to her once before and she is friendly enough and does a good job so I figured I'd go to her again.

So I tell her what I want and everything is going great and we're chatting it up. Things are fine until she asked me what I did for a living. I explained to her that I have an employer however I do web development for the business therefor work out of my home office. Her attitude suddenly changed and she then commented "I just don't GET how employers can let their staff work from HOME nowadays!! What are you on like a BREAK now or something?!?!" and just kept going on and on about it. This made me very uncomfortable. Yes, working from home is a great perk, however I still work just as hard and receive the everyday stresses that many people who work outside of the home do. Of course at the time I let it go ... well, because she had a pair of scissors and my hair in her hand ... didn't want an argument.

Despite all of this, she did a fantastic job on my hair. I love, love, LOVED it. So I paid, and tipped well for the wonderful style. Now, 3 months later I feel like I need a trim again. I'm wondering what your advice on this is - swallow my pride despite her words and let her work her magic again ... or not give her my business anymore because she basically insulted what I do for a living and made me feel rather small about it? Thanks.