Charlotte (gloriatrillo) wrote in bad_service,
Charlotte
gloriatrillo
bad_service

Um, I really didn't ask your opinion, thanks.

A post a few pages back about a nurse prying about a personal issue made me think of this.

I have pretty lame skin - I used to have horrible acne as a teenager and rosacea runs in my family. I keep my complexion mostly under control but I wanted to go to a dermatologist to see if there was anything else I could do.

I went to a skin care clinic that had been highly recommended and won a "Best of Santa Fe" award from the paper I work for. I went in and everything was just fine, I met with an aesthetician who was kinda quirky but mostly cool, it seems.

Now, I'm a very talkative person. Not to an obnoxious degree, but I like to make friends and I will tell someone -almost- anything they ask me about. Santa Fe breeds that kind of openness, I guess. So the aesthetician asked if I take any medications, and I said yes, I am on antidepressants. And she says....

"Well, you know, a lot of depression is just anger."

Uhhh. Not like I have been in therapy for 15 years or anything, I REALLY don't need you telling me what my depression is about.

She continues, "I used to work at a social worker's office so I saw a lot of cases."

Okay, good for you. I let it slide.

So she's looking at my face, tells me about my massive pores and the old acne scarring and rosacea. Everything is going fine. Then she says, "Have you ever considered laser hair removal on your upper lip?"

"No, I haven't. That's not really a concern for me right now."

So she gets this look on her face like I have a 60-lb tumor that I say isn't bothering me and says, "Huh. I guess some people don't mind facial hair."

UHH WHAT? Let me tell you, I am NOT the bearded woman. The hair on my upper lip is probably about as long as the hairs on your tongue and about as dark as notebook paper. Seriously, it's not an issue.

Needless to say, after my free consultation, I didn't go back.
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