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(Slate)   "My longtime hairstylist has become a Covid truther and unhinged conspiracy theorist and won't shut up about it. Should I look elsewhere for a haircut?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-09-18 11:34:29 PM  
Duh
 
2020-09-18 11:35:40 PM  
Yes
 
2020-09-18 11:38:53 PM  
Who farking cares? Talk about the weather, or ask them to STFU. You're the one paying.
 
2020-09-18 11:39:02 PM  
Well, at the end of the day, he cuts good hair.

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2020-09-18 11:40:54 PM  
Yes. If she isn't the salon owner you should tell the owner why you are leaving.
 
2020-09-18 11:49:35 PM  
fark yes! You don't want QAnon people with scissors in their hand anywhere near you.
 
2020-09-18 11:53:37 PM  
Slate Plus needed to finish hearing about this kind of thing?  No worries, I have enough information to give you your answer:  talk about butt stuff.  Tends to override any conversation, because you either shut down conversation entirely, or find that you've discovered a fellow enthusiast who is as excited about the topic as you are.
 
2020-09-18 11:57:27 PM  
If you are having a crisis of consciousness because of your choice in hairstylist then nothing can help you.
You are already farking set, chill the fark out and find a non whack hair person.
 
2020-09-19 12:00:43 AM  
Yes
 
2020-09-19 12:06:26 AM  
Why is this hard?

This is a commodity service.
 
2020-09-19 12:13:10 AM  

Naido: Slate Plus needed to finish hearing about this kind of thing?  No worries, I have enough information to give you your answer:  talk about butt stuff.  Tends to override any conversation, because you either shut down conversation entirely, or find that you've discovered a fellow enthusiast who is as excited about the topic as you are.


Go on...
 
2020-09-19 12:14:46 AM  
So, I'd just finished up another 14 day quarantine earlier this week, after the auto shop where I'd dropped off my car two weeks ago alerted me that three of their employees had tested positive for covid.

Get this: when I went to pick up my car, one of the employees had the farking nerve to tell me "I've heard that only like, 9% of people with covid are actually dying from covid, so the real numbers are something like, 11,000."

Like, biatch, I just got out of farking quarantine, and you're not just quoting facebook misinformation at me, but misquoting it too?!

So, yeah, I'm not going back there.
 
2020-09-19 12:28:44 AM  
Yes. Keep the members of the death cult as far away from you as possible.
 
2020-09-19 12:29:53 AM  
Short version: You don't have to financially support them, but all that really matters is whether they do what you pay them to do and they don't put your health at risk.

Long version: Last week I went to my optometrist.  He's a chatty dude with a cool last name.  Everyone was masked, everything that a patient might touch with their hands or face was wiped down.  I commented on it, and he said it was something they did because people expected it; that he personally thought "in a year from now" people are going to know better about what was actually going on.  So... very mild COVID-19 trutherism.  He also said, when I mentioned his cool name, that it was changed for him on the advice of a priest from a very long lineage.  Abort!  Abort!  Evade awkward conversation!

But he's a good optometrist and they're taking the right precautions... so...  I mean, I wouldn't want to spend any time with him outside of the office, but he does his job and the rest of it is immaterial.  I doubt it would bother him that I don't share his opinion on his lucky, priest-recommended name.  He'd still have me as a patient.  I'll still have him as a doctor.
 
2020-09-19 12:39:08 AM  
There's some people you shouldn't trust with sharp instruments.
Run for your life and don't look back.
 
2020-09-19 1:26:09 AM  

feckingmorons: Who farking cares? Talk about the weather, or ask them to STFU. You're the one paying.


Yes. Yes, you're the one paying. You're the one who should take your business elsewhere.
 
2020-09-19 1:32:59 AM  
Get a buzz cut. You might need it soon.

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2020-09-19 1:56:08 AM  
I am missing some data here. Is he/she opposed to wearing a mask? In that case, there's no debate. You have to switch to somebody who will wear one.
 
2020-09-19 2:27:36 AM  
I wouldn't want that person within breathing distance of me even if they weren't holding sharp objects near my head.
 
2020-09-19 2:29:14 AM  

wejash: Why is this hard?

This is a commodity service.


Because you have a hairdresser fetish.

And no, it is not. There are laws.
 
2020-09-19 2:35:18 AM  
Find a new hairstylist.  You cannot trust a COVID truther to follow safety protocols, therefore your health is at risk every time you go there.
 
2020-09-19 2:41:10 AM  

anfrind: Find a new hairstylist.  You cannot trust a COVID truther to follow safety protocols, therefore your health is at risk every time you go there.


I would be sitting there, wondering what other health regulations she disregards. And plotting my escape.
 
2020-09-19 2:43:27 AM  

AirForceVet: feckingmorons: Who farking cares? Talk about the weather, or ask them to STFU. You're the one paying.

Yes. Yes, you're the one paying. You're the one who should take your business elsewhere.


I guess it is not possible to say "I'd prefer not to talk about COVID" Find a new hairstylist is the only option.

While I could get mine cut by the prison barber (and I have had it cut by the VA barber a few ties) I don't have enough hair to care what it looks like, as long as it is shorter, the term hairstylist seems to infer that selection of someone that the complainant likes is more than simply going to the open barber chair.
 
2020-09-19 2:50:00 AM  

I Ate Shergar: I wouldn't want that person within breathing distance of me even if they weren't holding sharp objects near my head.


Was my takeaway - you know your stylist is a farking moron, specifically about issues involving a potentially lethal virus - now you're going to trust me to be breathing down your neck?  You're a dumbfark if you go back there.
 
2020-09-19 2:51:46 AM  

anfrind: Find a new hairstylist.  You cannot trust a COVID truther to follow safety protocols, therefore your health is at risk every time you go there.


Your introducing facts not supplied by the subby. They could be following the laws and rules and simply want to complain about them.
 
2020-09-19 2:53:45 AM  
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2020-09-19 3:13:44 AM  

feckingmorons: Who farking cares? Talk about the weather, or ask them to STFU. You're the one paying.


Dude. Stylists work with scissors and other sharp things. What if her toaster tells her one morning that the writer is a Marxist-lizardperson-pedophile from the Hollow Earth, or worse, from the other side of the Flat Earth?

No, she should find another hair stylist.
 
2020-09-19 3:19:41 AM  

feckingmorons: AirForceVet: feckingmorons: Who farking cares? Talk about the weather, or ask them to STFU. You're the one paying.

Yes. Yes, you're the one paying. You're the one who should take your business elsewhere.

I guess it is not possible to say "I'd prefer not to talk about COVID" Find a new hairstylist is the only option.

While I could get mine cut by the prison barber (and I have had it cut by the VA barber a few ties) I don't have enough hair to care what it looks like, as long as it is shorter, the term hairstylist seems to infer that selection of someone that the complainant likes is more than simply going to the open barber chair.


Barbershops during a pandemic are not safe. Cut your own damned hair. Not difficult at all. Bought a $35 Wohl cutter set at Walmart which has so far saved Mrs. Harlee and I over $300.
 
2020-09-19 4:12:31 AM  

Harlee: feckingmorons: AirForceVet: feckingmorons: Who farking cares? Talk about the weather, or ask them to STFU. You're the one paying.

Yes. Yes, you're the one paying. You're the one who should take your business elsewhere.

I guess it is not possible to say "I'd prefer not to talk about COVID" Find a new hairstylist is the only option.

While I could get mine cut by the prison barber (and I have had it cut by the VA barber a few ties) I don't have enough hair to care what it looks like, as long as it is shorter, the term hairstylist seems to infer that selection of someone that the complainant likes is more than simply going to the open barber chair.

Barbershops during a pandemic are not safe. Cut your own damned hair. Not difficult at all. Bought a $35 Wohl cutter set at Walmart which has so far saved Mrs. Harlee and I over $300.


I will not!  (Because I'm one of those weirdos that has self-regulating hair.)  Gets to a certain length, the brush starts breaking it, slowly but enough to keep it down to about shoulder length.  Wish it didn't, really - but that's how it goes.  I've gone more than 5 years without one before, hair stays the same length overall.
 
2020-09-19 4:21:59 AM  

wejash: Why is this hard?

This is a commodity service.


I have inly had two stylists, in my entire adult life, who actually did my hair properly. Everyone else tries to do me up like Shirley Temple and that's pretty creepy when you're middle-aged and 6'1".

I would keep my stylist and walk out looking normal as opposed to trying to find another. I can tune people out when need be.
 
2020-09-19 4:49:49 AM  
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2020-09-19 6:07:17 AM  
This is The Era Of Plague, you should be cutting your own hair.
 
2020-09-19 7:10:47 AM  
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2020-09-19 7:57:00 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: This is The Era Of Plague, you should be cutting your own hair.


I'm just not doing anything and have a pretty sweet quasi mullet with some badass feathering on the sides.

A neighbor told me she thought a young David Cassidy moved into the neighborhood last weekend. I felt both complimented and insulted.
 
2020-09-19 8:36:30 AM  
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2020-09-19 8:44:18 AM  
First: yes, yes you should.

Second; people who believe that crap need to fly their colors proudly.
Makes it SO much easier to know when to take my business elsewhere.
 
2020-09-19 8:58:05 AM  
I'm in the same boat. The guy who cuts my hair has been cutting it for a long time, knows what I want without me saying anything and he charges an incredibly reasonable price especially for where I live. But he's a Trumper and won't shut up about various conspiracy theories. Trying to change the subject is pointless, even if I don't respond.

But I'm not about to pay double to someone else just to not have to hear this guy.
 
2020-09-19 9:00:31 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: I'm in the same boat. The guy who cuts my hair has been cutting it for a long time, knows what I want without me saying anything and he charges an incredibly reasonable price especially for where I live. But he's a Trumper and won't shut up about various conspiracy theories. Trying to change the subject is pointless, even if I don't respond.

But I'm not about to pay double to someone else just to not have to hear this guy.


Man....for something I only need one every six week or so, I'd happily pay double an "incredibly reasonable price" to not have to listen to that crap and either nod along (thus making them feel confident in their stupidity) or ending up in an argument with someone who can't be convinced with all the logic in the world.

What are we talking? $10 cuts? It isn't worth $20 to avoid that whole thing?
 
2020-09-19 9:16:37 AM  

holdmybones: MelGoesOnTour: I'm in the same boat. The guy who cuts my hair has been cutting it for a long time, knows what I want without me saying anything and he charges an incredibly reasonable price especially for where I live. But he's a Trumper and won't shut up about various conspiracy theories. Trying to change the subject is pointless, even if I don't respond.

But I'm not about to pay double to someone else just to not have to hear this guy.

Man....for something I only need one every six week or so, I'd happily pay double an "incredibly reasonable price" to not have to listen to that crap and either nod along (thus making them feel confident in their stupidity) or ending up in an argument with someone who can't be convinced with all the logic in the world.

What are we talking? $10 cuts? It isn't worth $20 to avoid that whole thing?


Actually, it's $22 (plus tip). I make a point to not argue or even engage in conversation other than to try to change it. But, no, I'm not going to lay out $40 for the same thing.
 
2020-09-19 9:19:30 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: holdmybones: MelGoesOnTour: I'm in the same boat. The guy who cuts my hair has been cutting it for a long time, knows what I want without me saying anything and he charges an incredibly reasonable price especially for where I live. But he's a Trumper and won't shut up about various conspiracy theories. Trying to change the subject is pointless, even if I don't respond.

But I'm not about to pay double to someone else just to not have to hear this guy.

Man....for something I only need one every six week or so, I'd happily pay double an "incredibly reasonable price" to not have to listen to that crap and either nod along (thus making them feel confident in their stupidity) or ending up in an argument with someone who can't be convinced with all the logic in the world.

What are we talking? $10 cuts? It isn't worth $20 to avoid that whole thing?

Actually, it's $22 (plus tip). I make a point to not argue or even engage in conversation other than to try to change it. But, no, I'm not going to lay out $40 for the same thing.


$40 would be a bit much. I was picturing one of those $5 haircut places (not a knock on you - just lack of context).
 
2020-09-19 9:26:35 AM  

MattytheMouse: So, I'd just finished up another 14 day quarantine earlier this week, after the auto shop where I'd dropped off my car two weeks ago alerted me that three of their employees had tested positive for covid.

Get this: when I went to pick up my car, one of the employees had the farking nerve to tell me "I've heard that only like, 9% of people with covid are actually dying from covid, so the real numbers are something like, 11,000."

Like, biatch, I just got out of farking quarantine, and you're not just quoting facebook misinformation at me, but misquoting it too?!

So, yeah, I'm not going back there.


Also, his misinformation increased the death rate by an order of magnitude, so he wasn't even doing it right.
 
2020-09-19 10:03:47 AM  

Chariset: Short version: You don't have to financially support them, but all that really matters is whether they do what you pay them to do and they don't put your health at risk.

Long version: Last week I went to my optometrist.  He's a chatty dude with a cool last name.  Everyone was masked, everything that a patient might touch with their hands or face was wiped down.  I commented on it, and he said it was something they did because people expected it; that he personally thought "in a year from now" people are going to know better about what was actually going on.  So... very mild COVID-19 trutherism.  He also said, when I mentioned his cool name, that it was changed for him on the advice of a priest from a very long lineage.  Abort!  Abort!  Evade awkward conversation!

But he's a good optometrist and they're taking the right precautions... so...  I mean, I wouldn't want to spend any time with him outside of the office, but he does his job and the rest of it is immaterial.  I doubt it would bother him that I don't share his opinion on his lucky, priest-recommended name.  He'd still have me as a patient.  I'll still have him as a doctor.


Not bad. And after all, it doesn't truly matter what they believe as long as they are DOING the right thing. I'd prefer that to someone listening to every news update but half assing the sanitation
 
2020-09-19 10:26:25 AM  

phenn: wejash: Why is this hard?

This is a commodity service.

I have inly had two stylists, in my entire adult life, who actually did my hair properly. Everyone else tries to do me up like Shirley Temple and that's pretty creepy when you're middle-aged and 6'1".

I would keep my stylist and walk out looking normal as opposed to trying to find another. I can tune people out when need be.


This has been my experience with all the women I know. My ex-wife would follow her stylist wherever she went as she moved around. She would pass by probably a dozen other closer salons because she had to go to her.
Her stylist died though she did have to find a different one.

Thankfully I don't have to deal with that. I can go to any random strip mall great clips and get my hair cut.
Just give me the #4 buzz. I'm in and out in 5 minutes.
 
2020-09-19 11:02:40 AM  
FCOL

Permission granted.
 
2020-09-19 11:08:15 AM  
I think the answer is obvious. Lock her inside her salon and burn it to the ground, for the good of the Country.
 
2020-09-19 11:47:59 AM  
Fano: Not bad. And after all, it doesn't truly matter what they believe as long as they are DOING the right thing. I'd prefer that to someone listening to every news update but half assing the sanitation

Yep.  That'd be fine with me.  You can think what you want to, although I might laugh pretty hard.  As long as you're doing what needs to be done, ok shrug.
 
2020-09-19 11:49:19 AM  
Dump the idiot.

But -- I don't think I could live without my occasional visit to the crazy lady, but she's crazy in one particular aspect: she's super-libby with occasional rainbow hair. And immensely talented. And charges way too much because their salon is on Newbury St (Boston).

Last time I was there, full rose gold with black ombre.  Now I'm just bored because I don't feel like tarting up for VCs and lectures. That's the big problem -- if you're going to VC in your jammies why should I put on makeup and do the hair beyond neatening up?

Probably do something at home -- probably have to get back to an auburn someday, somehow. Hello Miss Clairol.
 
2020-09-19 12:30:29 PM  
I got this earlier this year after realizing my Norelco wasn't up to the task. I'll never be able to do as neat a job as a barber but it's been money well spent.

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2020-09-19 12:44:31 PM  
Only if you want to live.
 
2020-09-19 12:59:11 PM  
Yes, because they probably don't believe in sanitary procedures based on science. Also they're a Trumper, so they deserve to starve to death in the gutter.

/I bought a hair clipper in 2007. Since then, I've probably saved about $3100 in haircuts.
 
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