My life of late has been..a bit stressful. Between finishing out my two weeks at the old job and trying to get everything ready to open the new place on Monday (things NOT ready, btw), things have been, well, crazy.
I won’t bore you with the details, because the details are indeed very boring (Ex: The water company has the highest desposit of any of the utilities, phone and internet included. Yawn.)
There have been a couple of high points though.
The first was when I got to kick a customer out and tell her not to come back. It was totally satisfying. Don’t worry, I didn’t just pick out an old lady at random to kick out, just to give myself a boost. This lady deserved it.
She got very angry when the groomer didn’t recognize her because “You’re name is Kate and my name is Katie! Remember!? GOD, I can’t believe you don’t remember me.”
Then, she insisted that we had always charged her for a toy poodle clip on her dog. Which, since her dog is most definitely a miniature poodle and the computer verified that she had never been charged for a toy, we told her she was mistaken.
Let me give y’all a little advice. Don’t tell crazy people they are wrong. It’s a bad idea.
I was already inclined to boot her out, but besides the size of her ego (“I’m Katie! You’re Kate! What is WRONG with you!?”), and trying to get the groom cheaper, she hadn’t really acted out badly enough to get the boot.
Just as I’m telling the manager that I’d just as soon he got rid of her, she loudly exclaimed that Kate was pissing her off.
I whipped my head around at her and announced that ‘ok, we’re done now!’. I handed her her dog and told her that she needed to leave. She then told me that Kate had ‘screamed’ at her first. Since Kate is sort of infamous for being a low talker and there were about 10 people in the salon at the time, she had no hope of getting that one to fly.
I quite literally shooed her out of the salon, all the while saying things like, “Alrighty then! Thanks so much! Time to go! Have a great day!”
The other high point was having a great book to excape into and forget all the stress for awhile. Super Mom Saves the world is a fast, fun read and totally capable of delivering you to Calgon-type happiness.
Melanie Lynne Hauser is a hot chick with a sense of humor (check out her blog) and the ability to transfer that sense of humor to the page. Thank God. Now if I could just get Super Mom over here to use her power of 20,000 Swiffers on my house, I’d be finer than frog hair.