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My brilliant coworkers decided TODAY that the residents needed their hair done for Mothers Day.  We'll ignore the timing on this one (you decided at ELEVEN on the Saturday before!?!?!?).  We'll ignore that what we *should* have done in this case is lean on some local cosmetology schools to donate their skills (if I'd thought of it, I know a number of teachers at Aveda).  We have a salon space, and some of my coworkers double dip by doing the residents' hair while on the clock (a whole 'nother, irksome post).

So I come back from break, am handed a pair of scissors, and asked "So, how you with white people hair?"

I...wait...WHAT?

First, this is nowhere in my job description.  Second, I am not taking scissors to my own hair, let alone someone's granny's.  And have you noticed I rock the punk rock Laura Ingalls Wilder look?  Can you imagine someone's loved one asking, in a tone of forced cheerfulness, "So, Nana, who cut your hair?  It's...different" and having them point at me?

No.  Just...no.

[Actually, the response to the purple has been overwhelmingly popular with the residents, AND a number of their family members.  I think the fact that, regardless of the color, the fact I keep it tightly contained earns me brownie points.  And a couple of the younger loved ones have mentioned that they get a kick when I wear scrubs that match my hair.]

Just gotta make it through tomorrow.  I still have that stupid meeting, but I don't have to be there until 1pm.  I think I'll come home tomorrow afternoon and take a nap so I can be up when the spousebeast comes home.  I missed seeing him today by mere minutes (he's working another split shift.  Talk about a way to ruin your whole day) because they rerouted my bus due to all of the UNC graduation stuff.  Grrr.

I'm off with no mandatory ANYTHING Wednesday.  If Kent's working, I shall be taking my recently-paid, stressed out ass to Carrboro for some thrifting and flirting with Cute Counter Boy(tm) at Krave.

Actually, I listen to his dating woes (kind of a reverse bartender thing), but he's eye candy, occasionally shows up to work in a Hogwarts uniform, changes the music to suit me...and, like so many of my crushes over the years, is very, very gay.  I dispense advice, and he's taken to referring to me as Mother Monster.  What's not to love?

Yeah, me and the ol' notebook need a Carrboro date.  Soon.

Besides, I still need a belated Mother's Day/early birthday present from me to me.  There are still copies of the print Jenny Lawson made for Independent Bookstore Day up at Flyleaf, but we are SERIOUSLY running out of wall space.

Clearly, it is time for a bigger apartment.  One with higher ceilings.  ;)

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poniesandphotos
May. 14th, 2017 04:39 am (UTC)
Yeah....I would not feel comfortable cutting anyone's hair. I used to groom dogs and have shaved a few guy's heads...but sweet little old ladies? No. no. no.

Your job is nuts.
jaelle_n_gilla
May. 14th, 2017 07:12 am (UTC)
What a splendid idea to let a layman cut old ladies' hair!!! o_O What were they thinking? We prepare them for mothers' day so their kids won't recognize them - haha!?!

I wouldn't have touched those scissors either.
meepalicious
May. 14th, 2017 10:10 am (UTC)
It's nice to have the residents' hair done, but that kind of thing needs to be planned in advance, not pawned off on somebody with no training! I wouldn't feel uncomfortable cutting someone's hair like that!!
communitybee
May. 14th, 2017 10:39 am (UTC)
I bet you can't wait for Wednesday.

Once, a girl at Pizza Hut went in an hour and a half delivery. She went and got her nails done and said she was "robbed". Yes, really.
man_of_snows
May. 14th, 2017 04:19 pm (UTC)

Send me counternoys info. I will give him a lot to tell you!

tjoel2
May. 14th, 2017 06:24 pm (UTC)
No way would I be comfortable cutting other people's hair! That just sounds like a disaster....
tjoel2
May. 14th, 2017 06:25 pm (UTC)
No way would I be comfortable cutting other people's hair! That just sounds like a disaster....
annelaure
May. 14th, 2017 09:35 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't have touched those scissors. There is a reason why there are schools to learn how to be a hairdresser !
corellian_sugar
May. 15th, 2017 02:46 am (UTC)
I'd love to know who came up with the idea of cutting elderly women's hair (some with memory or dementia issues) on the fly. Honestly. That's just the worst idea EVER. I can remember my hairdresser (who I pretty much grew up with and went to school with) offering to go cut my father's hair -- but she always checked with the facility first to see what his mental state was before she scheduled. Because hello, some days are definitely better than others (something that you are probably more than painfully aware of). Sheesh.
promiseoftin
May. 15th, 2017 09:33 pm (UTC)
Cute Counter Boy sounds like an awesome pal. He calls you Mother Monster, awwww. :)
weebleswobble
May. 20th, 2017 01:06 am (UTC)
hahaha oh hell no! with the hair cutting. people would come out looking like they did on edward scissorhands.
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