For those of you that have read my blog for a while you’ll know I revealed that i work from home as a beauty therapist (thrilling I know!) There are a million things I love about my job, but there is one thing that most people wouldn’t even think of….I know everything about everyone.
I try to create a safe homely environment where my customers can feel relaxed and trust that I will not repeat anything that is said. I’m also very chatty and consider myself a good listener. Even before starting beauty everyone came to me with their issues and secrets but that has massively amplified since started my chosen career.
I’m really good at keeping my mouth shut and not repeating what is said in the sanctuary of the nail room! At first I found it so hard to keep track of what I was/was not supposed to know. So many of my customers know each other, weather it be socially, through work or education, basically everyone is connected.
So when Mrs A slept with Mrs B’s husband and the only one who knew was Mrs C who is cousins with Mrs D who’s husband is best friends with Mrs A’s husband and might know of the affair….. you see where I’m going with this!!! I have found after years of experience, when someone says ‘oooo did I tell you about Mrs B’s husband?’ I ALWAYS say ‘I don’t think so, remind me again?’ This way, I 100% know I’m not letting the cat out the bag. If I were to say ‘oh yes I think you did, didn’t he sleep with Mrs A’s husband?’ And the customer was to say, ‘wait a minute, I couldn’t of told you I only found out after my last appointment?’
Boom I’m fucked
So the best thing I can do is to keep my mouth shut!
It can be highly interesting and entertaining hearing all the gossip, every day it’s like having multiple girl catch ups hearing about everyone’s trials and tribulations.
‘Oooo you know I told you I fell out with Mrs X? Well I bumped into her in Tesco and you won’t believe what happened….’
‘Oooo you know I said I was going to meet that really tall guy from tinder for a drink! Well turns out he was actually a foot shorter than me and you won’t believe what he wanted me to do…’
‘Oooo you know I said I was going to have any more one night stands? Well you won’t believe what I did…’
‘Oooo you know I said I was going to leave my husband for my boyfriend? Well you won’t believe what he caught me doing…’
With great knowledge comes great responsibility, and no matter how juicy the chatter has been, I lock it deep down inside me and really look forward to their next appointment to hear an update on what Evers going on with them.
Most of my customers I’ve had for years and have grown close to, knowing every little detail of their lives. Although they are customers I consider a few really good friends and when they’re going through a hard time my heart breaks for them and I really look forward to our next appointment hoping things have turned a corner.
Do you know everyone’s secrets?! I would love to hear in the comments below!!
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