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DRich
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November 25th, 2022 at 4:17:02 PM 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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The barber shop i go to has four chairs. Usually two men and two women, My only criteria is whoever can get me in first. If I have to wait over 5 minutes I am pissed.
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November 25th, 2022 at 6:44:20 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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tuttigym
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November 26th, 2022 at 7:22:09 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

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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First, with your sunny disposition and gift of gab, I am sure you could convey, very sweetly, your desires regarding the cut, trim, and session expectations.

Second, "twice a year"? Really? A pet peeve? Man, imagine that.

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November 28th, 2022 at 8:33:23 AM permalink
Emails informing me that I have successfully unsubscribed from future emails.

Thanks guys. Nailed it.
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November 28th, 2022 at 8:50:25 AM permalink
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Emails informing me that I have successfully unsubscribed from future emails.

Thanks guys. Nailed it.
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I remember getting advice in the Stoneage of the Internet not to unsubscribe from spam. Which is kind of a conundrum. Fortunately spam filters kind of work. Not sure what else you can do effectively.
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November 28th, 2022 at 9:11:34 AM permalink
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I remember getting advice in the Stoneage of the Internet not to unsubscribe from spam. Which is kind of a conundrum. Fortunately spam filters kind of work. Not sure what else you can do effectively.
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My belief/experience is that if it is a reputable company, unsubscribing will generally work the way you want it. If it's one of those "Nigerian prince" type emails, then yes "unsubscribing" is generally a bad idea. It lets them know there is someone there.

Re: haircuts & barbers, as a kid, my Dad would take me to a barber shop where the barber was male, and we would talk sports and other guy topics. These days, I have found that these type places are hard to find. I have settled for a place that does a decent job, and doesn't charge too much (I paid $18 + $4 tip for my last haircut -- although I now feel like a stiff compared to the way Mission tips!). All the stylists at the barber shop are female, but I really don't mind the chit-chat too much.

Out of curiosity Mission, if your stylist only would discuss topics that interested you, would that be ok, or would you still prefer silence? Feel free not to answer. I bet stylists' choice of topic while cutting hair is not something that would interest you!
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November 28th, 2022 at 9:17:24 AM permalink
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Quote: Dieter

Emails informing me that I have successfully unsubscribed from future emails.

Thanks guys. Nailed it.
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I remember getting advice in the Stoneage of the Internet not to unsubscribe from spam. Which is kind of a conundrum. Fortunately spam filters kind of work. Not sure what else you can do effectively.
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These are solicited commercial emails that I am no longer interested in, not unsolicited spam.

Imagine, if you will, thoughtfully ordering an assortment of smelly candles for someone who appreciates that sort of thing, but being stuck on their newsletter list after providing an email address in exchange for a 28% discount plus free expedited order processing.
I can assure you that a weekly newsletter explaining all the new smells that their fire-jars emit holds no particular value to me.
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rxwine
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November 28th, 2022 at 9:35:02 AM permalink
My newest pet peeve is video ads showing up on web pages with no volume button.
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DRich
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November 28th, 2022 at 10:19:01 AM permalink
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My newest pet peeve is video ads showing up on web pages with no volume button.
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I have started keeping my volume muted unless there is something I want to listen too. I probably turn my volume on once a day to listen to something.
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November 28th, 2022 at 11:02:45 AM permalink
Christmas trees that aren't.

Bisbee is lighting the town Christmas tree tonite with a min-parade, music, and a Santa driveby. Emails sent over the last week invite everyone to attend.
Only it's not a tree or even a fake tree. It a 40-foot pole with lights wrapped around it and four guidewires holding it up.
I have yet to see it lit at night, but in daylight, it looks sad.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.

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