And you didn't respond, "You're appearing on national television in THAT jacket?!"
Made an appointment at the salon downtown as soon as I was sure they were back up and running again! My stylist answered the phone and she sounded very happy to be working again indeed.
@zamboni I especially enjoy this judgey piling on someone who admits to feeling overwhelmed and depressed this month! "You're spending too much on comfort food, Amanda! Grrr" People, really. Sigh.
@Amanda T Exactly! It's only "wasting money" if you can't afford the expense. Habits can't be changed overnight; your goal is admirable, and you'll get there.
@aspirin_kid Yes, yes, yes to all of this. It's depressing that a 4-year degree and a desk job has become the be-all and end-all in this country.
@tiemposbuenos Well, we'll all just wait here while you go reform the entire service industry nationwide. In the meantime, it's not "convoluted" to simply calculate 20% of the TOTAL bill and leave that amount, or more for exceptionally good service.
This writer's presumption about the ease or difficulty of servers' and bartenders' jobs is really obnoxious. If she's that irritated about leaving an "extra" dollar or two on the bar after a night out, maybe she should just buy a six pack and stay home. Or find a bar that will let her stand behind it on a Friday night while people scream orders over the music, spill drinks, leave their empties on the wait station, etc. More and more I agree with my former boss who believed everyone should bartend or wait tables at some point in their careers.
@Splendorofmorgan You shouldn't dry clean cashmere sweaters anyway; the chemicals have a flattening effect on the wool. Hand launder, squeeze in a towel, and lay flat to dry. (Or throw in a sweater bag and machine wash)
@DarlingMagpie Thank you. I stopped reading right there, mumbling to myself, "if that is true, you are too young to get married, people."
This is guy is pretty much a jerk. And I hope his neighbors report him for this, since they're the ones who have to put up with his little side business while he's off at his girlfriend's place, counting his money like Scrooge McDuck.