Before I begin I would like you to hold hands with the person next.
Rant time: So a few days ago I went to cut my hair. Ok, I've had it with Jamaican barbers! Zero and I mean nada, costumer service! So I walk in all happy and shet, needless to say I say "hello" first, why you cannot say a simple hello to your customer when she walks in is beyond me. Continue. As is the protocol I sit and wait my turn. 10minutes pass, no word, no attention, no nothing. 20 minutes? nop, then at 30 I start questioning myself. Why am I putting up with this? I am a costumer for fuck sakes! At 35 past I found my courage, my waiting to exhale moment #know your Whitney. So I Get up in an exaggerated way, barber's lookin' at me, woman in the corner doing some other woman's hair is lookin' at me too. I give em a, "what the fuck you lookin' at", look. Then the barber has the nerve to tell me, as he notices that I'm unpleased that "he'll only be a minute". What??? Now you find your voice after I've been waiting for your ass for 35minutes? Really! I say nothing, I simply pick up my bag and walk away. I leave them weak and dishevelled because I've been going to this barber for some time and every time I go there I get the same dismissive energy, but today he got a taste of his own medicine and I don't think he was ready. Then I walk to another barber shop, bare in mind I don't particularly want to go to an African barber shop because although I love my people, African barbers talk too much and you have a higher change of getting a funny hairline when an African man cuts your hair. So I walk into this new one and low and behold, he's got an attitude! As if I'm a mudafuckin' inconvenience to his day, as if I'm a fly in his midst buzzing around to his annoyance, he slowly gazes up. So I ask him how long he'll be and this dude decides to purposely take a moment before he answers me, trust me if you're black you know that heifer was disrespecting me, it wasn't just about him taking a moment to answer me, it's the context, the mood and the body language that would show up his intention. So after screwing his face like he's just shat himself, he says "30minutes", upon hearing that I simply just walk away to find another barber. I presume I leave him feeling angry or sad because he's little power game didn't work. So I get to the next barber and this dude is on the phone. I'm stood there thinking this cannot be! If it weren't for the gracious lady (Jamaican so I thought from her accent) I was 3seconds away from walking away again. In the end I got my hair cut at this barber who was previously on the phone. Wasn't happy with the haircut, usually for £10 I get my beard trimmed too but this heifer didn't even bother. Instead he gave me a fairly passable 1, lucky I have dreads and only cut the sides of my hair. 3different barbers and they all had zero concept of costumer service. As if this fool on the phone couldn't say to the person on the other line "just hold on a second", then say to me "I'll only be a minute, be with you soon". Honestly I am appalled by the Jamaican barber community, if there is such a thing, though judging by the way they behave it seems they've all agreed on how to universally treat their costumers. I mean, let's keep it real, I don't think when a white dude goes to cut his hair he has to jump over that many huddles. Sort it out Jermaine, Marcus! Don't take your anger on me because you're doing a job you don't love, biatch!