Saturday, October 10, 2009

Disaster Update

Hey guys!

Just a quick update on what's going on (don't you like it when I have nothing better to do?).

Audrey got a BUNCH of guys in here yesterday to rip up the carpet and most of the affected walls. It looks like shit, but at least we can open up again. I guess it's going to stay this way for a few days till we figure out what insurance is going to cover, and how we want to redo the place. You guys had the right idea of taking this as an opportunity to remodel.

Right now each room has a shower stall, but Audrey is concerned about the quality of the pipes in all of them. So she might remove some of the stalls and replace them with tanning booths. I know that sounds really weird, but you would be surprised at the number of guys (and occasional girl) who use the 1 booth we have. I tell ya, ever since this whole metro-sexual fad got started, more and more guys tan.

Funny how it never rains, but it pours. It feels like the phone has been ringing off the hook ever since we had to close. Regulars I haven't heard from in ages all of a sudden wanted appointments this weekend. And Audrey said she lost track of the number of cars that pulled up front, drove past real slow, then took off. Whatever. I'm going to try not to get upset over it.

Anyway, I've actually appreciated having a few days off. Maybe now I won't be so irritable when I write. Who knows - maybe next week I'll have some stories about how Audrey "pays off" the contractors! LOL



Reflex said...

Ugh, metro guys are ridiculous looking. Not saying guys shouldn't take care of themselves, but that whole fad seems like fakery to me.

Joker_SATX said...

Just some food for thought.....

I think you have done wonders to increase the awareness of your profession. I sometimes wonder if there are other bloggers just like you...doing what you do.

I think that among your readers you have had a very good positive advertising.

I wonder if some of your readers, go in and frequent your establishment without really knowing its you...but because of what you write about the business....

Anonymous said...

There are other bloggers. Not that active or hard to find either.
I love reading about the hobby, and it gives some guidance to complete newbies, but bloggers can only relate their own usually limited experience and often give a narrow and biased view (anti-AMP & anti FS with CJ).
Review sites show the customer's perspective and that balances the picture a bit more.

The metro-sexual "fad" will never go away. I think it's only gonna get worse, frankly.