By scumdresser - United States - Pittsford
Today, an incredibly rude woman came in for a hairdressing appointment. I had to put up with being yelled at and called a "clumsy bitch," a "pleb," and other insults for almost half an hour. When I finally managed to finish her hair, instead of tipping me, she spat at my feet and stormed out. FML
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  ApologyKick  |  25

Seems like one of those times where shaving a swastika into a person's hair is almost justified. You did the right thing though OP, don't let it get you down.

  brt3420  |  13

I disagree. I worked with customers 6 days a week 12 hours a day and people don't just suddenly have the right to be an asshole because your providing a service. At the end of the day being disrespectful is being disrespectful there is no way around that.

  beccaishereyay  |  11

??? This is not how normal human beings act. OP had absolutely NO reason to continue to serve this woman. The "professional" reaction would've been to politely ask her to leave, and that they don't need her business. Just because she's a customer doesn't mean she has the right to treat you like that.

  Virginia6810  |  16

3 never said the woman had a right to be rude, they simply said that's sadly something we come across when working with customers. But I totally agree with what was already mentioned, OP did not have to serve her. I use to work at a restaurant and we have certainly turned people away for sexually harassing workers or down right being verbally rude.


The right to refuse service does apply, yes, but the problem is this: 90% of hairdressers make most of their money from tips. OP was probably hoping that the abuse might pay off. My hairdresser & I are very good friends & if she told me someone treated her that way & didn't even tip her, I'd exact revenge for her. Many people believe that jobs that aren't considered "necessary" to the function of our society are filled by the lower class. It's awful. As an artist I've come across the same disrespect. It's not a "hobby" & OP's job isn't either. It should be treated with the same respect as any other job.

  doodlecloud  |  26

Whilst I get that OP probably didn't want to lose money, what on earth makes her or you think that someone who treats you like that has any intention of giving you a tip whatsoever?!

By  RadioDeeJayy_  |  6

OMG that's terrible. Don't worry about her OP. just another bitch in the world. And also, you should tell someone about this. It's not right for anyone to be yelled at for doing their job. :)

  MuseFan1991  |  14

157- dont worry, i know the rule. i was making a reference to the fact that at every FML seems to include at least one moron that doesnt know it, and will leave that comment :P

  GuessWhatKids  |  13

4 - I'VE GOT TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT THIS! Hey all you people, hey all you people, wont you listen to meeeeeeee! I just had a sandwich, NO ORDINARY SANDWI- *ahem* I'll show myself out.

By  zenrael  |  21

I would have asked to get the fuck out, politely of course. :) It's not your job to take constant hairassment from clients. Just tell the manager next time and kick her out.

  tmmundy  |  17

#120...I disagree. Unfortunately the rude ones always have the balls to come back if the one providing the service put up with their bad behavior.

  ygdrassil  |  17

It's also a snooty insult for poor people in England. Like that MP who called the police officer a pleb. Either way it's short for plebeian, sort of like peasant.

  ariaofdoom  |  16

I'm in the military and I've never heard that one used and we've tons of jargon. Must be specific to a branch other than the one I'm in, or perhaps a different country.

  boredphil  |  4

It's a European term really originating in the Roman term Plebeian. Don't know about military adoption.

Recently in the news since UK Tory MP Andrew Mitchell used the term to the police when they slightly inconvenienced him. Due to the timing, I'd guess that's where this customer got it.