One client told me she was going to destroy my business by bad-mouthing me all over the city if I wouldn’t rebook her. This was all because I didn’t have availability for her. She said, “You foreigners really don’t know how to do business here.” Two days later I earned two medals at the national nail competition. I haven’t rebooked her and business is still booming.
My client informed me she was having an affair with another client’s husband. During her appointment, the other client came in for a service. Then a bit later the husband came in to see the wife.
After I’d broken my nose in an accident, my client said, “Well you never had a nice nose to start with!” Needless to say she never got another booking with me.
@ Donna Louise
After picking out something from under my client’s nail that kept getting stuck to my file, she told me that her dog had just given birth and it was a goopy bit of placenta.
I had to reschedule clients due to the stomach flu and one was absolutely irate because she had family photos later that day and had picked off her nails so they looked really bad. She told me that I needed to come in just for her appointment and it was “OK with her” if I had to periodically run to the restroom to get sick. I fired her as a client that day.
The first thing out of my new client’s mouth is, “I can’t believe your salon doesn’t stink, because you have that thing in your house.” She was pointing at this photo of my show dog that is hanging up behind my manicure desk.
@Kaitlin Jeanette Smith
I was nine months pregnant with my daughter. I rarely stood up when this one client came in. I didn’t like her and so I never told her I was pregnant. When I was booking final appointments before I went on maternity leave is when I told her I was pregnant. Her response: “Well I knew you had been trying to lose weight, I just figured it wasn’t working.” She’s no longer a client.
A client asked me if I was married because they wanted to suck on my toes.
“Can you save my nail clippings and put them in a bag for me? I don’t want my DNA on the floor.”
“Can I get a discount for my gas since you decided to relocate?”
“Do you really want to touch people’s feet for the rest of your life?”
“I hear it’s hard for only children when their parents die because then they are totally alone” — after finding out I’m an only child.
“Sorry my nails are a bit dirty, but I’ve just buried a donkey.”