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京のキー How far is too far?

How far is too far?

When it comes to customer service and care, how far is too far? Sorry for sounding a bit Carrie Bradshaw, but I'm a little worried.

In Japan, it's customary for a hairdresser to send a courtesy card a week or so after your cut, to check that you like it, and such like. But now, as I approach what would be re-cut time for any person with a higher grooming standard than my own, I return home to find the following:

"Hello, how are you? Was the game made on business completed? Moreover, it comes to cut it by all means. We will wait."

A second card, with a picture of Mario and a smiley face, and Miki, my wonderful lovely hairdresser, who speaks no English, has clearly gone to some lengths to write this. The concern, then, is that this is just a little too friendly for someone I have met once, for 40 minutes, in a nearby salon. I'll go back; she's lovely, after all, and my cynicism should in fact give way to the understanding that for most people, this would be a welcome reminder that their hair has clearly become too long again. I might ask her to stop sending the stalker cards, though. I'd rather not think of a salon full of stylists, scissors and shampoo poised, waiting excitedly for me to return.

you were probably quite charming. don’t get too freaked. plus you’re a foreigner
erik (Email) - 07 11 05 - 05:01

  
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