Friday, December 21, 2007

Randome Thoughts Vol. 6 : What In The Blue Hell???

It's once again time for some random thoughts folks... So now I am on boothrent... and the money I get throughout the time I'm working is mine so to speak.. so now it's a matter of keeping this danggone clientele up and on these books, and damn sure on the appointment tip. There are actually days that i'm wondering 'what the hell is wrong with me?' then I realize.. absolutely nothing... I am at the stage in life where everything seems to be a rollercoaster for no damn reason---oh well. Why did I have to curse the Navy Federal people out about some bullsh*t ass 38.00? I forgot about my loan payment, and ummm these fools asking stuff like do you have someone you can borrow it from?... I'm looking like ---> Hell Naw.. so I can owe someone else...? So buddy tried to keep asking me dumb questions in fifty ways about when I was going to pay or if I could... so I broke it down for him... "I understand your job is to call people and bug the hell out of them to get a payment.. but I can't give you something I don't have. I am not going to promise you a date... And I'm not about to sit on this phone going back and forth about what I don't got- to give you." this ass is going to interject- well you initiated the call and I swiftly let his ass know.. "Well ya'll called my phone and left a message..I returned the call- it's not like I'm ducking and dodging you, I told you my situation...which is: I ain't got it... so after that there is nothing else to be said...I'm not going to be homeless payng you, and I ain't about to go hungry to pay you either.. these are the breaks. You loaned a student- KEY WORD: STUDENT some money.. I have to get a little established to pay your asses back DUHHHHH. So I tell you what.. put this in your system.. when I get it you'll have it, you have a good day..." and hung up. Fukkaz. People do the dumbest sh*t daily!!! You know what else I have realized? Men who drive Mercedes are assholes. I haven't met one worth talking to more than 1 month. *smh* They seem to have this 'I think i'm better than any other man you've ever talked to syndrome' and most of the time.. they are among the low rankings as well. You chased me down...t'was not the other way around. I know 2 people off the top of my head who wish they was Nikki... AHAHAH!!! Don't people who don't know when to SHUT-UP get on your nerves??? I hate when people just be telling the kool-aid, pitcher size and flavor! Man- people need to learn how to be quiet sometimes. Why is you telling all the bisnas??? Speaking of telling the bisnas, I hate people act like they KNOW your damn bisnas and try to tell it... That's just pathetic. I am a grown woman and have no reason to lie about me or my life. If you want to know the real deal ask me.. Don't go looking for the E! true Hollywood version or try to tell it either Bastids! More random-ness to come...Payce.

"Some-times... Some-times...Sometimes I find..."- RZA

Friday, December 7, 2007

How Do You Think I Pay My Damn Bills?

You know what gets on my nerves more than leather seats in the summer? People who come into the shop wanting "goods and services" for the low low price of nothing. What makes you think that I can "afford" to give you my trades lovely tricks for free-99? How in the blue hell do you think I pay my bills? This fool... I mean DAMN fool came up inthe salon asking how much was it for a relaxer touch-up if they bring the perm? I said well I do not use box 'RELAXERS' first.. I use professional products. Relaxer touch-ups are 65.00 that includes a deep conditioning, trimming of the ends, and a flat iron (or wrap if preferred). Do you know this idiot gone say 'she don't need all that done.' Apparently she does if you're asking me questions... I said well she can do it at home for free if she already has a kit... but the price here is 65.00. Handed him a card and kept it moving. Now one thing I know is my manager has a golden rule about not letting "money walk out the door".. but there is some money that can walk far as I am concerned. As a first time client, what do I look like dropping my prices to nothing so I don't miss out? If anything, I just let them know that they can get over on me if they send me a sob story and say they can't afford it. Then I'm stuck with less money than I started with. How about no? I just be looking at these folks like.. how do you think I pay the cost of living? Just by being pretty? No.... I have to work-and this is my JOB. Let me explain how my job works... I am an independent contractor so to speak... Therefore, if I don't work, I don't get paid... If I don't come to work -TO GET work, I will not get paid... and messing with broke clientele who want me to stand on my feet slaving over their heads for free; will lead to me not getting, nor being paid. If I let every Julie..Timmy and Jane get over everytime I need to do a service, I will never have anything. I don't have the luxury of someone else paying all my bills to care about not charging the amount it really is. Besides why should I lower the cost of my quality work? You wouldn't be getting ripped off... my work is off the chain!!! So the next time you sit yourself down in a stylist's chair and have the absolute audacity to ask them to drop their price even when it's already cheap.....Just know that they are looking at you and asking you this question in their minds: How do you think I pay my damn bills??? *smh*

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Season's Change...

You know I am still working on myself, but I came to the total understanding that LIFE doesn't owe us any explaination or reason why things are the way they are. I feel that we only have so much control over what happens to us in our lives... but overall we're fighting what IS supposed to happen, or plain just be. I was in a situation not too long ago and thought- hell maybe it's plain not going to work out and I was going to be moving back up north.. but all of 2 days into looking I met an awesome person who happened to be looking for a roomate in the city in which I wanted to stay, and no more than 3 days later here I am.. moved in. The process of building clientele in the beauty industry is what it is.... doing some heads.. and doing your promotion... then waiting for them to refer or come to you... Either way, it takes time to get a few people to come to you, and then to have them refer other people. So now my clientele is picking up- now that I have put in a little more time, and gotten my information out more... Moving away would have put me back at square 1 with that. It's just a whole slew of things that are turning up "good" for me, and I do not have room for negative people or negativity!!!. Serendipity is what it's called... roughly the luck of the draw, or thing kinda just fall into place for you. I have been more to myself... meeting new people who are doing things and going places... but all-in-all we need to not fight what path has already been set up for us. Yes use your head, but if it's too much fighting to do/get/be... stop and just roll with it. It may be something bigger and better layed out for you ahead. My feelings about other things are changing... I am just an evolving machine right now, and I intend to continue to evolve.... That is all we can do.. or we stay stuck in one season with no change. Feel Me?

"I hope you know.. I hope you know that this has nothing to do with you... It's personal, myself and I... we got some straigtening out to do...."

Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)- Fergie