(Closed) BLOWN Away!

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Member
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ugh this would totally piss me off too! I have never understood why people think they have a right to pry into other peoples lives… espeicially complete strangers!!! I am sorry this man made such mean comments to you and I can understand and sympathise that it annoyed you, but try to let it roll off your back. I have come to learn that sometimes you just need to develop a thick skin to not let the mean comments in. I hope that man learns in time that not everyone needs to share his own beliefs and everyone is different.

Post # 4
Member
901 posts
Busy bee

@mrslmbtobe:  I was a hair stylist many years ago. I found the best way to deal with these sort of things is to omit as much of your own personal information from conversations as possible. That’s also a good rule of thumb as a safety measure. Stylists get stalked a lot.

Really, what these types of clients are interested in is talking to you about something they think they know a lot about so they feel important. You response, instead of “BF and I just bought a house”, should have been “That’s a great idea, tell me more!”. All follow up questions on your part, no offering of your own information. “That sounds interesting. How does that work?”, “Tell me more about that”, “Do you know any good financial advisors?”, etc.

If you give clients the opportunity to take center stage at all times, you will make them feel like the most important people in the world. You will also shield yourself from disclosing personal information, which isn’t really appropriate anyway. 

Hope that helps.

Post # 5
Member
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Ya, I was pregnant with my son when I was 23.  We werent married, and older men and women must instantly look for rings because I always got comments about having children before being married and being so young.  Whatever!

No one told me it was a sin though, but I dont really believe in god so even if they did I wouldnt care.  People just need to learn to keep their mouths shut. Its 2012, things are alot different from 40 or 50 years ago.

I mean, honestly I think it is damn weird to marry someone you havent lived with lol

Post # 6
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1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would not really open up about your personal life unless you know the person well. As haircutting is your business, you should tread lightly. Not to mention, the appointment should be all about the client, not the hairstylist.

It seems like you have a pretty good head on your shoulders. I honestly expected the man to criticize you for dating a much older man who does not have his act together yet (though he is working on it). I would not have bought a house with someone who is not together yet but that’s just me….

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