#MicroblogMondays 28: Dreaded Task
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I was recently reminded of why I only get my hair cut once every two years when I took the ChickieNob. The stylist spent the entire haircut trying to convince us to switch shampoos, conditioners, and combs.
It is worse when I go. She tacks on how I need a new hairstyle, how I need to colour my hair, and how I need to change the products I use. I’m sure all these changes would be lovely, but I don’t want them and I’ve made that clear.
This isn’t unique to my stylist: the suggestions come from all stylists I’ve used. And I am also aware that she works on commission and needs to sell me these products or services to supplement her styling income. It’s a terrible system because the implied message to the customer is “you do not look good.” And that just makes me feel like avoiding her vs. buying a product.
Getting a haircut is a dreaded task up there with sitting in the waiting room at the gynecologist’s office (yes, I prefer the Pap smear to sitting amongst the pregnant bellies).
What are your dreaded tasks that you avoid?
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