Friday, March 4, 2011

Cultural differences

New hair cut.

Everyone here just says that, "OH! You got your hair cut!!!"  and they leave it at that.

I, as a Canadian, assume that it is going to go further to - genuine or not - "It looks great!" or some equivelent.  I find it weird and am left waiting for the second sentence 'cause I know I got my hair cut, I was there and I paid for it.  Didn't happen in my sleep, no?  So...wadda ya think?

Finally I asked about it. Seems they wouldn't comment on the hair cut if they didn't like it, so there.

Odd the small differences, no?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

can't we have some sort of anonymous pic so we can see it too?

Nomad

xx

PS if you can find Andy Goldsworthy "Rivers and Tides", (documentary) you will be UTTERLY charmed...

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Ya know, you keep mentioning this hair cut but no pictures! Let your readers have an opinion!!!

Juana Aragon said...

Oh, you got your hair cut!...
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:)

PicklePits said...

So tell me this: when you sat down, did the stylist ask you what you wanted? Or did they tell you what you were gonna get?

My last haircut in Spain (Castellon) I had practiced all of my terminology with the primos so I could go in and tell 'em what they were gonna do.

Not to be, Queen MqFee. She listened for about 2.2 seconds then told me in no uncertain terms that SHE was the professional and that she would do what she needed to.

Lucky for me she knew how to cut hair. It was the best haircut I have EVER had.

So how did it go down with you??

J.G. said...

I've always secretly suspected that remark was code for "I noticed and I don't like it." I guess they think they are being tactful by not saying more?

As someone who often undergoes extreme length/style changes, I've sometimes been known to respond, "I did???"

I, too, hope for a photo of some kind.

elpadawan said...

At least they're honest about it :D.
Wait until you get a "love the haircut, it's so snape-ish" :D

oreneta said...

Nomad, I don't really see how I can do an anonymous pic...I'll think about it, though it really isn't that drastic. I'll look for the video! Thanks for the direction.

Bodhi...if I figure out how to.

Juana, exaaaactly!

Pickle, bit of both, He started to do what I had had before, but Youngest was there begging me to get it shorter, he asked what I thought, I said nothing radical, he asked her how short, she pointed, he cut. They both liked it better and I think I do too!

JG, it does seems a stupid comment, like, YEAH::::, so?

ElP, I'm waiting for it...maybe I should have dressed as Snape for carnival?

thecatalanway said...

Well done for taking the plunge. It looks great!!!!
I am taking the cowards route and having mine cut here in Cornwall next week. K x

oreneta said...

My husband cut mine for ages, then my daughter wanted a haircut that was local...like the other kids, and it is a village, you get to know who has cut whose hair....

I felt fairly safe, and the first time I went to him was a year ago. That said, it is a very Catalan haircut.

Mother Theresa said...

Funny, whenever I've had a haircut that's drastic enough to notice (not just a trim), the people who've commented on it have all added the "looks great" on the end of their comment...and I assume that those that didn't say anything probably didn't like it. But I've never just gotten an "Oh, you've cut your hair" comment. Maybe it's a Catalan thing? And to Pickle Pits, I think Spanish hairdressers pretty much all end up doing exactly what they like, even if they pretend to listen to you first. ;D

oreneta said...

Hmmm, maybe a Catalan thing, or this part of Catalonia thing, if I have learned anything it is the strong regionality of much that goes on here.

The hair dresser? You could be right, but it was more or less what I had in mind.