December 27th, 2013

Black Butterfly

Typical behavior for a beauty school?

Long time, no post.

I couldn't afford to visit the eco-friendly salon and I have had really bad experiences with cheap chains, so I decided to give the beauty school a shot when I needed a hair cut.

I have never had my haircut at a beauty school before, so I'm not sure if this is typical behavior for the students who were working that day. The unprofessionalism made me feel a little uncomfortable.

I understand that most of the students are fresh out of high school, it's a Saturday morning and that they are stuck at a salon. Did I really have to sit there for 2.5 hours and listen to:

- how much you hate that stuck-up girl who sits in the back of the class and watches YouTube videos

- how awesome it would be to have a Brazilian with the laser machine

- a student call her mom and ask her for Brazilian hair removal laser treatment for Christmas

- a student complain about a woman she works with at a pizza place who uses her child as an excuse to get weekends off so she can get drunk and party

- people talk about who slept with who when you all went to high school... because you apparently all went to the same high school

-  your experiences with drugs and alcohol

There were a lot of students standing around gossiping and not doing anything. There were 5 of them within 5 feet of me with only one other paying client in the room. The nature of their conversation just made me feel uncomfortable, especially when they started talking hatefully about other people they know.

Is it wrong of me to expect some professionalism with paying clients are around? Whenever I go into a retail store or fast food joint, I rarely get to catch full conversations about what coworkers they hate or how awesome it would be to have your privates waxed. Maybe it's because I don't stick around for 2.5 hours to find out. I understand that some clients like to have conversations like that with their hair stylists, but I am never in the proximity to hear it.

If this is not bad_service, feel free to delete. I was just wondering if this is what I am to expect if I decide to go back or if I decide to try another school.

Edited: wording changed at the request of a mod. Thanks for the advice, all!

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Minor Bad Service: Judgy Target Cashier

I usually stop at Target on my way home from work on Friday nights if I need anything. Being two days after Christmas, I figured most of the candy would be on clearance. I got a couple of boxes of cherry cordials, some peppermint bark, and a box of mint chocolate candy canes. I'll admit I've got more than a little sweet tooth, but this stuff'll last me til Easter and I'll probably share it with my dad or take it to work...actually, that shouldn't be relevant.

I went next door to the grocery store to get a couple of things Target doesn't sell. I went back to my car and opened the box of candy canes. They were as good as I remembered, and since there were only a couple of boxes on the shelf (meaning there wouldn't be any if I came back next week), I went back to Target and got another box.

As it was near closing, the only cashier open was the one who checked me out maybe 10-15 minutes earlier, and she recognized me. Our conversation went like this:

Her: What are you going to do with those?
Me: ...eat them?
Her: Oh really? (can't convey her tone here, but she was a jerk about it)
Me: I'm not going to eat them all at once
Her: You're going to need to go to the dentist for that
Me: I didn't have any before Christmas--
Her: Well, it's not like you need them (she gave me this really disapproving look). Have a good night (kind of insincerely)

And then she handed me my receipt and I left.

Like I said, they were almost closing, and I didn't get her name. I've read worse stories on here, but it just annoyed me because it shouldn't be any of her business what I'm buying or why.