When I go to get haircuts, they ask me, “How do you like it?” I typically say, “FAST, please.” Typically, I am in and out of a haircut within 7 minutes.
This week, I went to get a haircut and it was a distaster! It may have been one of the best haircuts I ever got – but it took forever! I think it took at least 40 minutes, 40 minutes I’ll never get back. And many of you know how obsessed with time I can be.
The whole time, this barber was talking to me. I was being nice the whole time, responding and so on. Trust me, it was hard – he was talking about things that I found to be incredibly inappropriate. For example, he was telling me about how he does wedding parties and what extra stuff he does at those wedding parties. Now, I don’t need to hear that from a guy I just met. In any event, I talked to this guy about how many hair cuts he did, all his girlfriends, his girlfriend’s fathers, his schooling, education, and so on – heck, I even talked to him about his computer virus.
He then wanted to shave my face. I put my foot down. I said, no thanks. He said, “you really need it.” I said, I know, but no thank you. He then cleaned me up, continued chatting and finished up.
I asked him how much. He said $12. I gave him a $20 and said, “keep the change, goodbye.” I just walked out and didn’t give him a goodbye hug or anything. Heck, I know all about this guys personal life, from his girlfriends, childhood and even his computer viruses and all I said was “keep the change!”
I was rude – but ugh, 40 minutes!