Another weekend is here!
My work week ended on a nice note. The last customer I cut Saturday, I had not seen in months. Her name is Sharon. She told me last summer she would not be coming in anymore. Her niece had graduated from Barber school, and was pressuring her to let her cut her hair. So she decided she would, even though she didn't really want too. I said I understood and wished her luck.
Saturday morning she called me to see when I could cut her hair, She'd tell me the whole story when I saw her. So I decided to stay a little later, and told her to come in then.
She had not been happy with her haircuts. She thought her niece would get better. She went in Saturday morning for a cut and highlight. Her niece would start working on her then let her sit while she did another customer. After her niece started on a third customer, Sharon said"I guess your too busy for me, so I'm leaving".
Now mind you, Sharon always paid full price, so it wasn't like the niece was doing her a favor. She was basically taking advantage of her, and Sharon finally got fed up.
So, I cut her hair, we caught up on things, and when I was done, she ran her fingers thru her hair and said how great it was. When she paid, her tip was as large as the price of the cut!
I told her that wasn't necessary, but she insisted, thanking me for taking her on such short notice. And out the door she went.
As I swept up the hair, I thought that after 30 years of cutting hair , I forget how a good haircut can make one's day. I went home feeling good!