Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Dumping people

Do you ever feel bad for dumping people in your life? I'm not really talking significant others or friends...that's a whole other post. I'm talking about other, more random people in our lives. People that provide a service. I think I essentially dumped my hairdresser yesterday. While she really does fabulous color, the last time I had her cut my hair I walked away feeling wretched. I had been looking for a cute, modern bob and instead looked more like a little dutch boy. So, when I decided I needed a haircut yesterday, I phoned the salon looking for another stylist recommendation. Psychic receptionist determined my hair swami would be the pregnant Sara. To my horror, pregnant Sara* sat right across from Krissie (the dumped). It had been months since I had seen Krissie, and even though I always thought she was little resentful of how long my hair took to color, I still felt like a cheating whore. As she walked by, I continued averting my gaze even though I knew I had made the right decision. The problem with what I did would be a problem in any relationship. I never gave Krissie the benefit of the doubt and expressed my feelings about the haircut. I simply took the coward's way out and cut and ran. I've done this before. I had a regular manicurist back home in Texas that I would see every week. Something went wrong one week, and I never went back. Who does that? Am I destined to handle all of my relationships this way? I don't think I've ever just bailed on a friendship or a boyfriend in that manner, but I certainly know the feeling has been there.

*In other news, new hairstylist Sara seems to think I need to see a doctor about the amount of hair I have falling out. I have really thick hair, and this loss doesn't seem to change that. She seems to think it's indicative of another health problem.

6 comments:

  1. It would be hard for me to give the benefit of the doubt where hair is concerned.

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  2. I feel the exact same way. I'm dying to try out a hairdresser at your place but I'm honestly afraid that my OTHER hairdresser will find out and I'll hurt her feelings. I mean she gave me BALLOONS for my BIRTHDAY!

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  3. If she said something when you went back you could say someone gave you a gift certificate to Serena's place.

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  4. oh as a man I tend to slash and burn the old barbers.

    This Marlboro man that cut my hair recently was horrible, I looked as if I'd had my head run over by a lawnmower.
    From now on it's gay guys and women cutting my locks.

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  5. Oof. Just don't dump the bloggers. I need all the comments I can get!

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  6. Def no dumping of blogging/bloggers! Just this stupid job makes it a bit more difficult to read/comment they way I want : )

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