Saturday, March 24, 2012
A New Do
I was actually looking forward to getting the grey out and feeling just a little more pulled together. I've been feeling rather dowdy, frumpy and low about myself and needed a shot in the arm. A good friend of mine gave me a voucher for 50% off at a nice salon around the corner so I took this as a sign that it was time.
So I went in and met with the colourist - who was young enough to be my grandchild, she had rich auburn hair, a colour not found in the natural world, but it look great on her. And she was darling. Gave me exactly what I asked for and it turned out wonderfully. I was really pleased.
Then the stylist was turned loose on me. He was a hoot. 25, living at home with his dad, saving his money and now ready to do something young, impulsive(ish) and just for him. He spent the entire 1 1/2 hours it took to cut my hair (seriously! Longest cut and style of my life) trying to get me to agree that leasing a BMW was a good idea. He came at me with all his arguments and I batted them right back to him. Finally I said, 'You're going to lease it - you're looking for permission. You don't need permission from anyone.' He smiled and agreed but then said, 'My mum passed away a few years ago and she was very sensible. You seem really practical too. You remind me of her.'
Well, I told him to go lease the car then. He's young, he's allowed to buy things he can't really afford and regret it a little. Heaven knows I was chock full of dumb decisions when I was in my twenties and even into my thirties (even now in my forties!) However, I told him I was going to send him Suze Orman's thoughts on car leasing. They are harsh! Read it here.
I left loving my hair, feeling so much better about myself. I was absolutely amused by the stylist as well.
However, the next day I dropped off that article to the salon. He thanked me profusely and promised he'd read it. Today as Cate and I were walking by the salon he came running out and hailed me down.
'I like the Suze Orman,' he chuckled with his goofy grin. 'She's really rough. Very American. I like her though.'
'You leasing the car?' I asked.
'Monday!' he replied with an even wider grin. 'As you said, I'm young and should make mistakes. At least I'll look good doing it!'
Good for him!