Received Saturday, January 31, 2009
I need some advice. I have been working with this family for almost two years now. I have never had an issue with them other than the fact that the wife is a little bit sneaky in her dealings and just lies for no reason but to make conversation. Now my problem is this.. I have always flat ironed the little girl's hair without any problems. Now last week I flat ironed her hair and a part of her hair got scorched, but it was no big scorch and so I just oiled it as usual and kept on going. Now today is my day off and I decided to check my email. What do I see? An email from the mother asking if I had burned out the little girl's hair because she saw a brown spot on a portion of her hair. She further went on to say that a "substantial" part of the girl's hair was shorter than the rest. Now, being the person that I am I immediately picked up my cell phone and called the mother. I told her that yes I had scorched the little girl's hair and had put some oil on it but that part about a substantial part of the girl's hair being shorter I was not going to admit to as it was a little scorch so much so that I didn't think much of it. I instantly told the mother that I would be coming over immediately to see it. She started chuckling and saying there was no hurry it could wait until Monday. I apologized once again but asked to see it immediately but she refused saying that it was not big deal. I later hung up but then I got to thinking. In all this time I have been working with this woman she has never had a problem and somehow I feel offended that she would sit down and actually email me about something so trivial. I scorched a part of the little girl's hair not her skin. Is it me or what? I simply can't let it go it is bothering me especially since I feel deep down that she is not being truthful about the part of the child's hair being "substantially shorter. I feel like she wanted to assert her power over me or that she couldn't find anything really other than to just email me over what I think is ridiculous. I am so hurt over it I cannot sleep. For her to sit and email me on a Friday over that stuff. Not to email me and say anything like she found the girls beaten and battered or I wasn't doing my job but to email me about what was less than an inch of discolored hair. What do you guys think?