Business improvement ideas (rolling)


#1

Hairdressers/barbers - allow customers to book either chat or no chat appointments. Then pair them up with an appropriate hairdresser.

Could be a real gamechanger!!


#2

Think if you booked a no chat the barbers might secretly despise you, that would make me uncomfortable. I think barbers with a USP of ’ we are perceptive and can tell if you’re a chatter/non chatter’ and they work on that might be more viable. Would be interested in your thoughts of course this is just an opportunity for sharing ideas


#3

Would pay at least an extra 10% for a no-chat appointment.


#4

Had a lovely no chat hair cut this morning. Could tell the hairdresser didnt want to chat either. Really set me up for the day.


#5

And would get my hair cut more frequently as a result rather than putting the hellish experience off until it’s a needs must situation as I do now.


#6

You can make hairdresser chats 1000% more entertaining by lying about everything.


#7

I was on a stag do recently with a hairdresser. Biggest liar I’ve ever met, kept at it for the whole four days. Was brilliant.


#8

i’m torn, keeping up the chat often feels like a lot of effort i can’t really be bothered with but at the same time no chat haircuts can feel extremely awkward. i think i favour the ‘some chat at the start but allowed to tail off naturally rather than continuing to force it’ haircut


#9

is it not even more awkward to do it in total silence?

most of the time they’re just telling me how nice my hair is anyway


#10

(and me saying “thanks, I know”


#11

I’ll probably get called a weirdo by certain DiSsers…but a haircut for me is a nice sensory experience and I don’t like having that punctuated with chat about my weekend plans (which I will then lie about)


#12

Asexual computer repair shop.


#13

There are open-air laundrettes outside petrol stations near me now.

Always thought there should be more things combined with pubs, like laundrette/pubs, library/pubs, post office/pubs, etc.


#14

We’re all wierdos Wonton. We spend large amounts of time chatting with strangers on an old school web forum :slight_smile:


#15

I’m sure library/pub is a thing that happened in a village somewhere.


#16

Ah, we’re not all strangers :slight_smile:


#17

But we are all strange :wink:


#18

early killers lyrics something something


#19

Yup, quite a few of these. The TV used to work with rural communities and these guys are pretty good at helping keep community pubs open :+1:


#20

That’s not weird, I like having my haircut for the same reason (and going to the dentist’s too)