HAIRDRESSERS: THEY DON’T CURE CANCER BUT CAN GIVE AN ATTITUDE THAT THEY’RE DOING YOU A FAVOR

I was a client of Derrick Loudon’s from Andy Lecompte  for years and although he can be very moody, we have always gotten along. Yesterday that all changed. I always call to see if he is running on time because it takes me about an hour so I came in to meet the hair extension person and took a seat after to wait for Derrick. He saw me but was very flustered and I thought, ok, he will come over in a bit just to say hi and tell me he is behind. As the time went on he never acknowledged I was there until I waved and said hi. I completely understand if you are running late but you should at least come over to the client and say something. He finished with his client and then he disappeared and after 45 minutes, he finally was ready and when I said that I call to see how you are running he, totally went off on me. My daughter has also been a client for years and the first thing out of his mouth was, “your daughter and you are impossible, you are now just a client” and cancelled dinner plans for the evening, he invited both me and my daughter. I have never complained about my hair and have been extremely generous and always listened to his problems. He would always text my daughter to just say hi and made personal calls to me for advise so to say that she is impossible was inexcusable. Don’t ever criticize to a  mother about a son or daughter especially if you both are clients. He was unprofessional and felt embarrassed and insulted. My daughter even came to the salon and tried to talk to him but he was beyond rude. His assistant got color on my purse which was an accident but paying $150 for base plus having to pay for my purse to be fixed really rubbed me the wrong way. I called the front desk the next day and am friendly with Tamika who is the sweetest girl and the main reason I booked my first appointment there to tell her how I felt and if she would talk to the manager.I didn’t want to go into every detail and since she was there that day, I thought it would be better for her to convey how I felt.

I really don’t understand the mentality that some of these hairdressers have that they somehow think they have cured cancer and can give you an attitude that they feel they are doing you a favor. My daughter told me he had been very rude to her on several occasions but she let it slide because they were friendly but I don’t feel that gives a professional license to behave poorly and was surprised she went back. If I had known what he said to her, I certainly would never have gone back. In the end he lost 2 clients because of an unwarranted outburst. He texted me later that evening to apologize but letting me leave the salon without a word was the end of the relationship. There was no reason for him to behave that way and just because he was having a bad day, it’s not an excuse. You are in the service business and although you can think of your client as a friend you should always treat someone with respect and know that they will not be a client or a friend without it.

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BRUCE JENNER: STOP WITH THE TABLOIDS AND JOKES!

When I was in the market yesterday and checking out, all I saw were magazine covers of Bruce Jenner and thought how cruel it was to have his face with lipstick and some wise ass remark.

At 65, it must be daunting to expose a part of your life that is the most vulnerable especially when you have been in reality hell for the last 8 years.

I hope Bruce finds happiness because this is one man that has looked miserable forever. He may want to be a woman but I will be shocked if she wants to be with one after Kris who didn’t even want Bruce’s name because she could make more money being a Kardashian. She didn’t even have a photo of him where there were hundreds on the walls and the poor guy ended up sleeping on an air mattress in the garage. You couldn’t ask for a wife that could do a better job of emasculating a man. Kris wants to be Kim and now she has the #2 money maker, Kendall so she can go to all the fashion shows and take a selfie with Karl Lagerfeld. She managed to take the limelight from Kendall at the Chanel show by wearing something so inappropriate and looked thrilled as all the photographers were snapping away. Now they are divorced and he is free to live how he chooses, I’m sure the news didn’t set to well with her but it’s great that his children are supportive. 

Everyone is getting awards and being slapped on the back for bringing awareness to the LGBT community but maybe instead of awards, show this man some compassion and stop making him the butt of jokes. Haven’t we learned anything from all the suicides? This is a perfect example where we can show that there has been change.

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A SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS GOES A LONG WAY

I was working out at the gym tonight and this young girl was next to me. She said hi and asked if I could show her how to start the eliptical machine.
This was her first time to the gym, she said she finally got the nerve to go. It really broke my heart because she was so tired of people making comments about her weight and the last time she tried to go to a gym, someone told her to get off the bike because she would break it. Her name is Kelly, 20 years old and has been overweight all her life. She said the worst part was being hurt by the things people would say right to her face. Everything is  difficult for her, getting into a car, worrying about the size of a chair, never going out for a meal, and is scared to be seen in public. She’ll only eat at home and most nights it’s delivered so she will charge it and have them leave it at the front door because she’s too embarrassed.  She also has sleep apnea and has to use a machine to help her breathe. Little things I take for granted are a big issue for her.

I ended up spending 3 hours there and kept her company on the treadmill.  I was really surprised at how open she was but sometimes you just need someone to listen. She said I am so lucky but I told her luck has nothing to do with it, it’s hard work and if there was a pill where I could eat whatever I want, I’d be the first in line.

Too many people think that it’s just a matter of will power but you really have to factor in genetics, environment, how you were brought up and your relationship with food. Sure, it’s easy for me to say take one day at a time, prepare your meals in advance, don’t keep anything in the house that’s too tempting, but I know how hard it is to get in the right head space and how easy it is to get discouraged.

I gave her my number and told her we could meet up at the gym and I would workout with her. I’m old enough to be her mother but she’s the sweetest girl and she kept thanking me for being so nice. The fact that she felt the need to thank me for something so simple that shouldn’t be a rarity, was an eye opener.  I left feeling sad, it always amazes me how cruel people can be for no reason. Those words stay with you, my son was bullied all through school and he remembers every mean remark. I even remember when I was about 8 going to this girl’s house which was huge with red velvet flocked wallpaper, statues all over and a giant pool. I’d never seen anything like it but when she asked me if I was poor because I always wore the same “stupid arrow outfit”, I was devestated. It was my favorite, a long sleeve red top with white arrows on the border and matching pants. 50+ years later, I can recall every detail like it was yesterday.

She left with a smile on her face and am happy if I was the cause of it. It makes you realize that a little bit of kindness can go a long way. It’s easy, doesn’t cost a dime and it would be nice if we all could do a bit more of it.

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RHOBH: IF BRANDI HAD $1 FOR EVERY DRINK, SHE WOULD BE 1 RICH ALCOHOLIC

This was really sad to watch, I thought the limo scene was the worst, but this is right up there. An alcoholic shouldn’t have a BFF that’s one.  If Brandi  had $1 for every drink or F word, she would be one rich trainwreck. She needs rehab, not a reality show.

Eileen must be really happy she decided to join this group. I think she might want to stay clear of Brandi.

I don’t know why Kim is in so much pain that she needs medication but her ex is dying of cancer so any pill he must have given her was a strong one. Kyle is obviously desperate to be on TV but her children shouldn’t have to see their mother in these situations.  She certainly doesn’t need the money with all those yachts.

One thing you can say about these shows, they really do wonders for relationships!

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REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA S/5,EP.1 NENE, WHERE’S YOUR COIN IN CARTIER?

MORE FIGHTING IN PUERTO RICO: CLAUDIA HAS NENE APOLOGIZING. CLAUDIA MAY NOT HAVE A LOT OF MONEY BUT SHE SURE HAS SOME GOOD LINES TO SHUT NENE AND PORSHA UP WHO NEEDS A DICTIONARY TO LOOK UP CONTRADICTORY.

THEY REALLY  NEEDED THAT CLOSE UP OF CLAUDIA’S CORNS, SERIOUSLY?

KANDI HAS ANOTHER ONE OF HER SEX TOY PARTIES “LET’S PASS A DILDO”AND OF COURSE HAS TO PLUG HER NEWEST ITEM. ISN’T THAT WHAT EVERYONE WANTS TO DO IN PUERTO RICO?

DEMETRIA FINALLY PERFORMS AND THEY CAN’T EVEN GET THERE ON TIME, SO RUDE, SO NASTY.

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RHOBH: BRANDI’S WINE TOSS, A REAL CLASS ACT

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RHOBH:BRANDI’S TAGLINE SHOULD BE “I WILL KISS LISA’S ASS & ANYTHING ELSE”

Brandi’s new tagline should be “I will kiss Lisa’s ass & anything else”. It’s nauseating, she doesn’t stop hocking her but the next second she says how she doesn’t care.

Lisa and Ken go to the housewarming party and she invites Brandi to her charity at Pump. Brandi rips off a giant branch from her olive tree and offers to …., can’t say it, but she is eloquent, that one.

Eileen and Lisa R. have that ah hah moment figuring out the dynamics between Lisa and Brandi like it’s the Theory of Relativity.  So far, BORING!

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