It's been a very chilly fall like weather here. It's all of 48 this morning. The last couple of days have hit a high of only mid 60's. brrrr
Fortunately, warmer weather is due to return by the weekend. :-)
Tuesday morning, while cleaning the Salon, I decided to check my messages on my phone. 3 messages. 2 for appointments, and 1 a dear john.
This customer I've done for years, off and on. She hadn't been in for a while, and apparently thought she should let me know why. I've had this call before. They always call on a day they know I don't work, so they won't have to actually talk to me. It's like a dear John letter, but with voice-mail instead. She went on as to why she hadn't been in for a long time. Her mother recently passed away, she moved again, bla, bla, bla, and her neighbor is a stylist and is cutting her hair.
She just wanted to let me know why she hadn't been in and if this neighbor thing doesn't work out, she knows where I am.
To tell the truth, I hadn't missed her at all. I've got such a large clientele, that usually the only time I notice if someone hasn't been in, is if I run across their card while looking for another.
I suppose this is a way for them to move on and have closure on their part.
The other funny thing about customers is how many think we're 'friends'. Lewis did a whole post on the subject. I've got customers I've done for years who consider me a 'good friend'. I'm not sure why, I'm friendly with the customers. Many I actually do 'like'. But outside of the Salon, we never see each other. We may talk about a number of personal issues such as what we did on our last trip, how are their kids doing, and so on. But we don't hang out together outside the Salon. I would think 'friends' would do that. Now would you consider them friends? But I think the word friend has become a very loose term. I myself talk about camping friends, blogging friends, Facebook friends. But I don't have a lot of 'good friends', I'm just 'friendly' with a lot of people.
Okay, enough on this subject as I appear to be rambling. :-)
So with the yucky cold weather, I did little outside. Spent most of Tuesday on the puter, catching up on blogs, and researching our last few trips for things to do. Craig mowed the lawn, and I cooked pork cutlets on the grill with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli.
The camping season is quickly winding down. Just a few more trips. How did it go by so fast?
And now, time for another work week.....