How To Invoke a Face Mask Exemption at the Barber & Get VIP Treatment
Thanks for all of your writing on how to use a medical exemption to end these face mask orders.
I walked by the barber the other day, and he’s got a sign up saying you need to wear a face mask.
I can’t safely wear a face mask, but I don’t know how to say that.
-Gaynelle F., Vallejo, California
Short answer: Just tell him.
Do you have any idea how many fine pieces of hair a barber inhales each day? This is not to mention the hair product, chemical treatments, skin cells and anything else that’s in your hair, made airborne by him preening you.
It can be a dusty business.
Plenty of barbers have these little nagging tickles in the throat and lightly cough in response to that irritation. The light cough would have gone unnoticed before the age of Covid. Who knows what kind of reaction it might garner today.
Your barber may have always wanted to wear a mask. He just never wanted to freak you out, so he didn’t.
More barbers are going to start wearing them, not entirely because of Covid either, they can now avoid breathing some of that stuff, without freaking out customers. In fact, in this era, he might even look virtuous doing so.
Barbers Are Economic Barometers & Calipers Of Public Sentiment
Barbers tend to be quite entrepreneurial. That is the nature of their business.
Barbers know rent intimately. They know taxes intimately. They know regulation intimately. They know their daily, weekly, and monthly nut. And they know customers intimately. They are in touch with what is happening in an economy and community and tend to be realistic and personable people.
Barbers have not seen a normal customer-load for more than half a year and that has been a big setback for them.
Barbers, after all, are people with financial plans.
It’s no surprise that barbers were the ones leading the charge against the lockdowns in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas and other places.
They are at once service providers and valuable glue to a community, deeply in touch with their customer’s needs and wants. At least that describes any barber I’ve ever known. Not only that, but in the barber chair you are vulnerable, you can share sensitive details about your appearance there, and you can get your barber’s advice about it. There can be an intimacy and trust to that relationship that doesn’t exist in most other business relationships.
If You Can’t Be Direct With Your Barber, Who Can You Be Direct With?
If you can tell your barber honestly and openly about a strange hair that keeps popping up in the weirdest place, and that you’ve never told anyone else about, it shouldn’t be too hard to speak to your barber and tell him you will be unable to wear a mask.
He wants your business, and he will make an exception. If he is worried that your exemption will be bad for business and scare off other customers, he’ll probably happily open up for you an hour early by appointment or stay an hour after close for you.
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