Six weeks ago, I decided I was going to put my usual hairdresser on ‘probation’.
She loves a good yarn, so much so, that while the chat is going on, her combs and brushes wave about in the air,in her teeth, also, her body sways, (you wait to see if she will burst into Flamenco)and she moves here and there. All the while, the head beneath her waving arms and hands, stays in limbo, nothing being done.
I sat for ten minutes into my appointment time last visit, watching this performance, then asked if my hair would be finished within an allotted, not unreasonable, extended time. (I had an appointment to get to). 20 minutes late she started my hair. I was out 3.5 hours later, and the finished style was not as polished as it should have been. Her response was to attempt to make me the culprit!
Today, I heard her say sotto voce, to the same customer she was intermittently hairdressing as last time, “I’d better speed up”. She was 10 minutes late starting my hair today.
In-between times, the hairdresser returned to the first customer; more gossip shared, more delays in her work. Taking her payment and making a another appointment took a further 15 minutes! The nattering was still ongoing as the hairdresser walked over to me. She had no need to check if anything else was needed for me, she knew I’d been left excess time – again.
In at 12.30pm and out at 3.10pm is still unacceptable. My hair was finished off properly today. My next appointment with the hairdresser is the first one of the day, and, if that fails to create an improvement in timekeeping, I shall go elsewhere.