I had my hair cut the other day. If you haven’t checked out my post on my no good very bad hair year, take a look, I have had some major hair drama! But what’s hair got to do with it, I’m talking about budget cuts here! While I was in the chair surrounded by 5 other women getting cuts or color, the conversation was all about the economic situation. Everyone had been hit by our bad economy in one way or another. One woman said she doesn’t shop anymore. One woman was on disability and worried about making ends meet. Now I’m worried about her making ends meet, this haricut costs $65.00! Then, not ten seconds later, I heard this come out of someone’s mouth…”I’d give up groceries before I’d give up my hair appointments.” Who said that? Shoot, it was me. Where did that come from? (Out of the heart the mouth speaks…hummmm)
Everyone giggled. The woman on disability heartily agreed with me. (Turns out she’s as serious about her hair as I am!) Another woman said she’s cut her ‘eating out’ budget in half to continue getting good haircuts and buying good cosmetics. (I think “good cosmetics” was code for Botox…I’m not judging, I’m just sayin…) An older lady said her hair doesn’t really grow that much anymore so she saves money on haircuts and spends it on her granddaughter. Then there was the vacation lady, who wouldn’t give up her 10 day trip “abroad” if it meant selling the “farm”. Where’s “abroad” anyway? And no one around here has a farm…What’d ya mean Lady?
And me, well apparently I’d give up groceries for my hair. Wonder what The Husband would say to that?
(“Sweetie, we have no food for the weekend, but look at my hair?” ) Hummmmm.
I’ve been feeling pretty bad about my attitude, until I moved my mind to the island of rationalization in the sea of denial. Here’s what I’ve come up with… I
really have changed my lifestyle in the past 7 months, since our gianormous pay cut. And doesn’t it count for something that I spend roughly 1/3 of what I used to spend on my hair? And to further my case, it’s got to be worth hundreds of points that I’ve postponed starting Botox until further notice, and you never have to wonder about me going on a 10 day trip “abroad”, I’m a home-body, that’s just not gonna happen.
Howwwwww-ever, when Baby Girl (my very 1st granddaughter) is born in April this could be the end of the hair as I know it. Really, spending my pennies on a grandchild is the only reason I can think of to give up good haircuts!
So here’s my question…In the past 7 months of budget cuts is there something you can’t/won’t give up? (If you need help getting to the island of rationalization…I’m here for you…)