B and I have been together a while, so it takes me totally off guard when funny little man/woman misunderstandings arise. I got my hair cut today, but before I left we had this conversation:
Me - Yeah, I think the cut will look really cute. It would look even better with low lights, but I can't justify spending the money.
B - Why, how much would that be?
Me - Ummmm.... I'm really not sure. $60 maybe?
B - SIXTY DOLLARS!! Are you SERIOUS?!
Me - What? Yeah. That's pretty normal. That's actually pretty cheap. I mean, the place I go to here is just a little mom and pop type place, not some fancy salon or anything.
B - I just can't believe you'd walk out of there paying SIXTY DOLLARS.
Me - Wait, are you horrified because you think the whole thing would cost $60?
B - Huh?
Me - Well the haircut is $35. The highlights or lowlights would be an extra $60 or so on TOP on that.
B - ARE YOU F$#@ING SERIOUS?!
Me - Hahaha, yes!! $35 for the haircut - which is exactly what I paid in Ithaca - and $14 for the eyebrows to be dyed* and waxed. How did you not know this?!!!?? I only get my hair cut every few months anyway.
B - Wow. I just really didn't know that's what it cost.
Me - Yeah, well you were also giving your mall hair dresser the same $2 tip that she got 15 years ago until I pointed out that maybe she didn't really appreciate the 10% tip.
B - Well I didn't know they got tipped 20% like waitresses did!!! I thought they all got $2 tips!!
* In case you don't know me in a zoomed-in kind of way, my eyebrows are 100% CLEAR and putting brown eyebrow stuff in them every time I go out is a pain in the ass, so whenever I get my haircut they dye them to match my hair.