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To tell my hairdresser...

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fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 09:50:41

..that it suits me if he doesn't want to chat as his banter is poor anyway?

On way to hairdresser appt. The man is a good stylist but a walking ego. Almost every time I go he says " sorry I am not in a chatty mood today so I won't be chatting to you".

Which suits me but he could at least make the effort for the price he charges.

I really have to stop myself making a sarky retort every time since he is snipping at my hair at the time.


Norland Fri 13-Feb-15 09:54:53

Well naturally you say:

'Splendid, your viewpoints are out-dated, vulgar and of no import to the wider world. I will be using the time to formulate thoughts about important events in my life, which is always easier with no annoying prattle in the background...'

You might not get offered a skinny-latte though.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 09:55:27

I would love to. I wish it was like MN where one could be free with ones thoughts grin

Squirrelsmum Fri 13-Feb-15 09:55:37

Enjoy the silence, I don't like idle banter with hair dressers or sales attendants.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 09:55:50

"Thank fuck I thought you were going to bore me to sleep again"

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 09:56:18

I love the silence its just so arrogant of him

BerylStreep Fri 13-Feb-15 10:00:56

You could suggest to him that he doesn't need to apologise every time - you are happy with the ground rules that in future he doesn't chat, and you get to have some time to yourself to think.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 10:01:50

I could. But I shouldn't have to. He should force himself to chat to me grin

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 10:02:12

Maybe i will just refuse and say "no i want to chat." And then bore his arse off

Behooven Fri 13-Feb-15 10:03:24

You just say, 'good,that's the way I like it'

I also hate the forced chat, especially from the supermarket till folk. There's one in particular who I avoid completely, he comments on every single item (even soap and kitchen roll) and likes to tell me how to prepare, cook and plate up everything I buy.
I've noticed his checkout is always nearly empty even if there's queues at the others so it's obviously not just me.
Sorry for the derail, rant over.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 10:05:24

I could sing "that's the way (uh huh uh huh) I like it"?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 13-Feb-15 10:05:59

You may not like chatting OP which is fine for you, but I can't help thinking. If he doesn't like chatting is it not fair to say He's in the wrong job. He may be a fantastic hair dresser, but sometimes a chat and to be made if fuss of is the only reason some people go to the hairdressers for.
I'm a receptionist. I can't just say to clients. I don't want to talk today. I chose the job.

LadyLuck10 Fri 13-Feb-15 10:06:04

Yanbu why don't you say his line to him before he starts grin

WiseKneeHair Fri 13-Feb-15 10:10:02

Where does he work? I'd go to him. It sounds like bliss. I had to change my hairdresser as, although she cut my hair well, she just WOULDN'T SHUT UP. It drove me mad. After a day at work, I just want to sit there quietly, with a cup of coffee, and relax.

FightOrFlight Fri 13-Feb-15 10:14:28

The worst thing is when they stop mid-cut, look at you in the mirror and wave the comb/scissors to emphasise whatever point they are making.

If someone is very chatty then they aren't concentrating properly on the job.

You could get in first by saying you have a terrible headache so no small talk please.

TwinkleThis Fri 13-Feb-15 10:19:55

"Good. I don't come to you for your conversational skills."

opalsandsilver Fri 13-Feb-15 10:22:40

I would be going to someone else. He sounds rude.

Joolsy Fri 13-Feb-15 10:31:11

Say, "that's ok, cos I'm in a chatty mood" and then talk inanely like he does for an hour. See how he likes it ;)

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 10:53:04

Aww he didn't say it today. He was in a rare good mood and was pleasant. I alost feel guilty now grin

Maybe he read the thread.

I would go elsewhere but I have really hard to manage hair and he does a great job

waitingforgodot Fri 13-Feb-15 10:53:35

Kudos to the man-I would bloody love to say that at work "sorry I dont feel like talking today".

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 10:56:35

Oh me too. But would get sack

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 10:57:05

Also a receptionist

SoonToBeMrsB Fri 13-Feb-15 10:59:38

That would suit me, I'm not a chatter. My hairdresser asks me how I am, if anything of note has happened in the past three months and what I'd like her to do with my hair. Then she's nice and quiet and gives me a great haircut. I'm paying £40 for a cut and blow dry, I'd like her to concentrate on what she's doing! grin

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 11:00:10

He has blow dried my hair like I am in Dynasty today. Maybe he DID read the thread. <ulp>

Branleuse Fri 13-Feb-15 11:06:36

id say "thank god for that"

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