Y'all, I've had a rough couple of weeks. Last week I said f-you to my running shoes and swimsuit and sat on my couch eating myself into a tizzy. I told my coach I hated "fucking" multisport. I worked a gazillion hours, ripped out all of my landscaping, and slept more hours than I care to admit. I was a mess.
And yesterday I flipped my lid in public.
I have gotten my haircut by the same girl for more than 6 years. She works at one of those uppity salons where everyone has to wear black, has made up names so no one has the same name as someone else, serves champagne or whatever, and charges and arm and a leg for a stupid haircut. She doesn't really fit the mold there though. I've never seen her wear a skirt or dress. She's never pushed me to buy any products (and has even told me she hates that part of her job) or get my hair dyed for the sake of making more money or tried to sell me on any other services. I like her. She does a good job. She always changes the price for me so I'm paying for just my haircut and no other up-charges. I almost wish she didn't work there. I wish I knew her real name so I could seek her out outside of the salon.
Anyway, yesterday I made an appointment to just get the back of my hair trimmed. I'm still growing out the stupid pixie cut and the mullet grows daggone fast. This was going to be a 5 minute haircut that was going to cost me all of $13. I made the appointment as late as I could, 3:15, hoping that my mom would be able to watch Anderson. Unfortunately, my mom wasn't going to be able to (should have checked with her first) and I had to take Anderson.
Here's the rub...this salon has a no child policy. Yep, you read that right. If you're child is under 10 and does not have an appointment, he/she must be attended to at all times.
I took Anderson with me. He had a monster truck in his hand and I had my iPad in mine. They have free wifi there and it was my intent to have him watch Mighty Machines on Netflix ON MY LAP while she cut the back of my hair. Therefore, he would not be unattended and I would be following their stupid policies. We walked in and I tried to check in. The stupid greeter was not happy to see my three year old and reminded me of the policy. I quoted, verbatim, to her the policy and told her he would not be unattended. She told me I'd have to talk to a manager. That's when I lost my shizz.
I told her, "YOU'RE POLICY IS BULLSHIT!" I told her she could pay for my child care and my haircut, that she was bullshit, and that I was leaving. We went out to the car and I cried. Cried and cried and cried. Who treats you like that in front of a child?! And my child, in all his lovingness, says "why won't they let us in there?" God, that hurt. I was livid. I was angry. I was mad at them. I was mad at me and my stupidity and my inability to control my shizz.
Today I'm still angry but a little embarrassed. The thing is, I still need a haircut. And I don't know what to do now. I don't really want to go back there with my tail between my legs and give them and their stupid policies my business. But, I don't know anyone who will cut my hair or who has hair like mine that can give me a recommendation.
I think it's about time to talk to my therapist again. I'm, obviously, a mess.