Dear The Internet:
So I want to be a blonde again. This is a decision I’ve come to slowly, over a period of several months, and it has grown from a gentle needling into a commanding desire. The only problem with this is that I am also poor.
I have a few options. The first, forgo food for a month in favor of salon money. The second, buy a box of dye from the store, an act that goes against every piece advice from everyone I’ve ever met. The third, find a cheap cheap cheap salon and hope for the best.
I tried the cheap salon. We have a Great Clips about three blocks away from my apartment, and so, after much hemming and hawing, I decided to take the plunge. An hour ago I strode boldly into the Great Clips, faced the gaudy colored sails separating the chairs, and stood, hands on hips, in front of a tremulous man with a goat-like beard at the counter.
“Excuse me,” I said, “I would like to get my hair colored.”
Goat-Beard squinted at me and began ruffling through Very Important Documents on the counter.
“We don’t do color here,” he said, as though ‘color’ were an exotic drug that was a shade darker than his normal brand of meth.
So now I’m not sure what I should be doing. Any suggestions?
Edit: Wow, thanks, The Internet! I’ve gotten tons of way helpful comments!