This place doesn’t take appointments, and is first come first served by whichever barber is free. I try to go on days when the helper isn’t there, but that isn’t always successful.
Yesterday, there was a bigger problem I faced when I showed up in desperate need of a haircut. The barber shop moved recently, and the barber I like wasn’t there when I walked in. The helper I didn’t like, and some other helper I’ve never seen before were working.
I couldn’t just turn around and walk out. I didn’t want to take a chance on the new person, and I hoped the regular helper wouldn’t butcher my hair. I sat and waited my turn, and ended up with the helper I don’t like.
While I was getting trimmed I learned that the shop owner was on vacation, and I also learned the shop is way busier in their new location. This means there will be a greater chance of a helper working there whenever I go to get a haircut.
The question is what do I do? Take my chances each time I get a haircut? Should I ask the shop owner when the best time to go and get him would be? Should I try to find a new place to get a haircut? A place that takes appointments?
I know, maybe I should be like Sox and only get my hair cut twice a year!