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“Hi,” said Brigid, “I need a haircut. I’d like to get something on the 15th after three o’clock, please.”

“All right,” said the woman’s voice on the other end of the line, “let me just see what we’ve got. Your name?”

“Brigid Franks.”

“And what stylist would you like?”

“I usually go with Anne, but anybody who’s available is fine.”

“Okay, the 15th. And you said you wanted a waxing, right?”

“Waxing? No, heck no. Just a haircut.”

“Okay, Anne has appointments at eleven, two, and four-thirty, but of course that last one is too late for a waxing.”

“I don’t want a waxing, just a haircut. Four-thirty is perfect, sign me up.”

The woman on the other end sighed. “I just told you, that one’s too late.”

“You said it was too late for a waxing.”

“It is,” said the woman, irritation rising in her voice. “How about two o’clock?”

“No, I can’t make it then, I’ll take four-thirty.”

“We don’t do waxings after four.”

“I don’t want a waxing,” said Brigid, “I just want a haircut.”

“You said you wanted a waxing!”

“No, you said I wanted a waxing, and I said that no, I want a haircut! Now sign me up for four-thirty already!”

“So you want to change your appointment from two to four-thirty and skip the waxing,” the voice said, with all indications of being through clenched teeth.

“I don’t see how I can change an appointment I never had, but whatever. Yes. Four-thirty on the 15th.”

“Wait,” said the woman, “I thought you said you wanted Anne.”

“Well, yes, I usually go with—”

“Anne won’t be working on the 15th. How about the 17th, at three-thirty?”

“The—?” snapped Brigid; then she stopped, swallowed, took a deep breath. She looked at her calendar, and said, “Okay, fine. The 17th, at three-thirty, I’ll take it.”

“Okay, you’re all set. Anne has that day off, but Michele will do your waxing for you. Bye.” *click*

Brigid sighed. Given her previous attempts, she was surprised it had gone so well.

-The Gneech

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( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 26th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
Is this from personal experience?

And did you ever get that waxing done?
Apr. 26th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Not exactly, and thankfully, no.

Apr. 26th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
waxing is not as evil as it seems...

Apr. 26th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't sweat it if I were her. I'm sure the name has been written down incorrectly anyway.
Apr. 26th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Actually, I thought of that, but couldn't come up with a way to fit it in!

Apr. 26th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Let's hope Joan doesn't miss her new waxing appointment.
Apr. 26th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
*squints at you*

As usual, or timing is nothing short of bizarre.
Apr. 26th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
I can reeeaaaad your miiiiiind!

...and wow, you should be ashamed of yourself! ;P

Apr. 26th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Never! @;)
Apr. 26th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
We don't want to hear about your waxing habits, Sue.
Apr. 26th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
I go to Longfellow's for that, but only when I feel like waxing poetic.
Apr. 26th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
See, I don't buy this, as I can't imagine Brigid ever having this conversation more than once--at least not with anyone she's not contractually or legally bound to be tolerant of, stylist be damned.
Apr. 27th, 2010 08:52 am (UTC)
Brigid is going to be waxing nostalgic, isn't she?
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