Post # 1
Okay, so this is going to sound dumb and trivial and I doubt anyone will even read my silly little thread! But I wanted to whine about what an inconsiderate asshole I am!
I went for a hair/make-up trial at a salon in my hometown back in May. The girl checked the schedule for July 30th to see if people would be available, etc. I indicated that I would like to have hair done for me plus the four members of my bridal party. The wedding coordinator at the salon was sooo nice but I didn’t like my stylist, I didn’t like my hair, and the make-up job they did on my face seriously looked like it belonged on a drag queen. When I was leaving, the coordinator told me she would be in touch and gave me a contract, stating I needed to return it to book their services for my wedding date.
So I shredded the contract and never contacted them again. I figured it would be easiest just to have someone come to my parents house. When everyone was in the middle of getting ready on the day of my wedding, I received a call from the salon asking me why me & my bridal party hadn’t showed up to the appointment. I explained the situation, the girl copped an attitude, and I just sat there saying over and over again “But I never signed anything!” because I was under the impression that they required the contract before booking the services. When I was in for my trial the girl told me that if your party doesn’t show up at the salon, they still require you to pay the full amount because they turned away clients, blah blah blah. But I honestly feel like I shouldn’t have to pay that because a) they never followed up with me and b) I never returned the required paperwork. But I’m feeling sooo guilty about it after all the wedding buzz died down and I guess I just wanted to vent. It seems like a lame thing to post in emotional since it’s far from a serious wedding crisis but whatever, I’m emotional about it!!!
Post # 3
Screw them! You didn’t book appointments or sign a contract. If they blocked it off without a contract, that’s their own fault.
Post # 4
Oh hell no, don’t give them a dime and don’t even worry about it. You’re golden 🙂
Post # 5
If you didnt sign a contract or book it all up, they shouldve got in touch with you sooner to ask if you would be needing their services. They didnt, so they shouldnt have booked it up and turned away clients.
@Miss Tattoo: ditto!!!
Post # 6
You don’t owe them anything!
You didn’t sign a contract or book the services! You are in no way at fault!
Post # 7
Screw them! If they want to get all business-y with you on the back end, they need to take care of the front end and follow up with folks!
Post # 8
you didnt book the time/date nor returned the signed agreement – its their error. i get that you feel bad because they did have staff sitting around not working/earning money but that is not your problem – their system failed themselves
Post # 9
They screwed up, now they’re trying to guilt you because they couldn’t be bothered to follow up earlier. Don’t give them a cent, and don’t feel bad.
Post # 10
This is on them, not you. There’s no reason at all for you to feel guilty. But they definitely have a reason to feel incompetent.
Post # 11
i agree with the PPs. sounds like they are projecting their mistake onto you and trying to get some compensation for it. Imagine the opposite scenario, lets say they booked someone else and you showed up, then they would shouting at you “you didnt sign a contract so we booked someone else!”
Post # 12
Too bad for them! I hope they learn a lesson about communication with their clients.
Post # 13
They’re trying to make you feel the guilt you’re expressing here so you’ll let their mistake go and still get a profit from you.
You owe them nothing if you never signed anything, and you’re not an inconsiderate asshole. 🙂
Post # 14
Thanks ladies, I know it’s silly but I seriously needed the reassurance. I know that if I booked a large party for services I would follow-up with the client AT LEAST once. I will stop feeling guilty about it and they definitely won’t be getting any money from me.
Post # 15
You’re not a jerk, they are dumb… They should have called you much sooner than on your wedding day to check up on you and ask about your intentions with the contract.
Post # 16
You shouldn’t feel bad at all. They should not have assumed anything without receiving a signed contract.
I’m laughing at myself because I read your post title as “I can’t get rid of the QUILT”…I was wondering what kind of quilt and what it represented…