Would it be impossible to learn not only the arts of scissor and comb but also the basic social art of knowing when somebody wants to chat to a stranger and when they don’t. Just because you have me trapped in yr chair with a blade near my throat does NOT give you the divine right to GAB ON at me.

Things you shd be allowed to say:

– “Hello.”
– “It’s your turn now.”
– “How would you like it?”
– “How does that look?”
– “There, finished.”

AND THAT’S IT. Anything else = £1/sentence off your EXTORTIONATE FEE.

(This petty irritation brought to you by my colleague G. but it is one I absolutely share.)