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JohnnyQ
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November 25th, 2022 at 10:11:08 AM permalink
Rectologist ?
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Mission146
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November 25th, 2022 at 10:44:16 AM permalink
Gastrointestinal surgeon, I believe.
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November 25th, 2022 at 11:19:47 AM permalink
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Why would a barber shop be any different? The only place near me that advertises itself as a, "Barber shop," is also a female barber. Besides, why would I want a guy to cut my hair, anyway? I usually try to avoid differentiating between the genders, but I definitely don't want a dude physically close to me (and sometimes making accidental direct contact)

what!?
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if my alternative is a woman.

I tend to assume a stylist charges more; my barber is a woman too, but when it has been a guy I gave little thought to it, being so normal back when I was coming up

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Also, I'm not going to Regis, or anything goofy like that...this is just Sport Clips, or that sort of place. It's not technically a barber shop, but it's not high-end, either.

If I say I'm retired, then she's definitely going to think I have money, so that's the last answer I'd ever give.
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Well! you seem to like the female attention you get, "no dudes thank you", yet you won't allow them any further intimacy!

Is this you?

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Mission146
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November 25th, 2022 at 11:33:49 AM permalink
Haha!!! Nothing like that.

I just see it as a binary choice of having a man or woman make incidental direct contact with me, so of the two, I would prefer it be a woman. I don't want to offend any, "Non-binary," folks, or whatever, so perhaps it is more appropriate to say I will either perceive the person as a man, or woman, and would prefer it be a woman.

I also tend to not have loyalty to a particular stylist, most of the time. I get my hair cut so infrequently that I usually don't remember their names, which ends up being awkward on its own, so then I have to go somewhere I've never been before.

Meh. I guess it's just something that I have to live with unless I want either a buzz cut (doing it myself) or likely a bad haircut (if my fiancee were to do it). There are worse fates and I only get a haircut twice a year, or so. I think I'll do some less extreme variant of the advice to just say something (while being polite) that will make the stylist not want to talk to me anymore.
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November 25th, 2022 at 11:46:41 AM permalink
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Haha!!! Nothing like that.

I just see it as a binary choice of having a man or woman make incidental direct contact with me, so of the two, I would prefer it be a woman. I don't want to offend any, "Non-binary," folks, or whatever, so perhaps it is more appropriate to say I will either perceive the person as a man, or woman, and would prefer it be a woman.

I also tend to not have loyalty to a particular stylist, most of the time. I get my hair cut so infrequently that I usually don't remember their names, which ends up being awkward on its own, so then I have to go somewhere I've never been before.

Meh. I guess it's just something that I have to live with unless I want either a buzz cut (doing it myself) or likely a bad haircut (if my fiancee were to do it). There are worse fates and I only get a haircut twice a year, or so. I think I'll do some less extreme variant of the advice to just say something (while being polite) that will make the stylist not want to talk to me anymore.
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You could always just say you have been at work the past 24 hours and need to get some shut eye. So pardon me while I close my eyes and if I fall asleep, wake me up when it is time to tip you generously.
Mission146
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November 25th, 2022 at 11:58:42 AM permalink
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You could always just say you have been at work the past 24 hours and need to get some shut eye. So pardon me while I close my eyes and if I fall asleep, wake me up when it is time to tip you generously.
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You've just given me a great idea! What if I tip her, in advance, then politely tell her that I don't really care to talk? Since I usually tip $20 on a haircut and beard trim, I will have no need to feel guilty for not wanting to talk since I have already tipped.
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rxwine
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November 25th, 2022 at 12:13:38 PM permalink
Give her one of those, "I am deaf" cards.

I never knew if someone was, but people panhandling would hand them out.
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November 25th, 2022 at 12:19:12 PM permalink
I'm an IRS Enforcement Special Agent, which generally is enough to change the conversation or end it quickly.
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7NeverWins
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November 25th, 2022 at 2:39:40 PM permalink
Places like Boston Market & KFC selling "Family Meals" but forcing you to take the sides THEY choose and only allowing you the choice of 1 out of 3 sides!

I realize it's a gimmick to move menu items that don't sell, but seriously when you force people to take "common sides" like Mashed Potatoes & Stuffing instead of choosing it themselves, it just reeks of poor service. And when you ask nicely to change something, the rebuttal is always "Yea, but it'll cost you extra!" is just absurd.
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November 25th, 2022 at 4:14:23 PM permalink
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When your hair stylist asks your occupation, tell her you're a rectal surgeon. Someone once did this to me, and it really chills the conversation. I did finally ask "Why did you choose that?" and his response was that his father was the first rectal surgeon in the state. And then there was nowhere for the dinner conversation to go.
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Sadly, I would have a lot of questions if someone told me their occupation was a rectal surgeon.
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