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YummyMummy66

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #8430 on: February 15, 2017, 04:24:06 PM »
A certain insurance company that I got homeowner's insurance from, when I bought my condo. 

First of all, I've never bought a house before, so this was all new to me. I was told that I needed homeowner's insurance in place to get the mortgage.  Okay fine.  I went with X insurance company because the condo complex used X insurance, and I thought it would make things easier if I used the same company.

So I called them and got a quote, and sent half of the annual fee.  Very reasonable, I thought.   Insurance in place.
About a week before closing, I found out that I hadn't bought enough coverage.  I needed more.  So I called the guy that I talked to in the first place.   [Another note:  The first time I called was the LAST time I ever talked to that guy.  He was totally unavailable ever after, so I talked to minor people in the office who apparently had no idea what was going on, and couldn't reach him.]

After much hair-pulling, I finally got a larger quote.  Still reasonable.  So I sent the quote to the mortgage person.  Who couldn't reach anyone knowledgeable in  X insurance office either.  Emails started flying back and forth, and phone calls kept getting misdirected, and I was starting to get frantic.  I finally told Miss Jean (the lovely patient mortgage person) that she had my authority to tell X insurance that they get the information to her RIGHT NOW or I would call Y insurance (where I had my car insurance) and have them take over.   
Oddly enough, the information magically appeared, within the hour.   

A month later, I have moved into the condo, and I get a phone call from X insurance - one of the minor people again.

Him:  Um, Miss?  We got a check from the closing company to cover your annual homeowner's insurance.
Me:  Oh, so that's how they do it?  Okay, cool.
Him:  But you sent us a check for half of the insurance already.  What are we supposed to do?
Me:  Gee, you could send me a check!
Him: I guess we can do that.

I am SO done with this insurance company.  Next year, I'm dumping them and going with someone sane.

Like another poster stated, check with who carries your car insurance.  We have our car insurance and our homeowner's with the same company.

If they do not cover homeowner's I would start looking at other insurance carrier at least six months before your current insurance is up.   Also, if your insurance is included in with your mortgage payment, realize that when you switch to the new insurance, you will probably have to pay that first year's rate.   Then whatever is due back to you, you will receive a check from your mortgage company once they receive verification from the new insurance.  Then your payment will include the amount of new insurance's quote.

zyrs

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #8431 on: Yesterday at 06:36:49 AM »
A place called 'Perfect Look'.

I needed a haircut badly, and it's simple - clippers - 3 side, 4 top, trim it off the ears, square it in back, blend it a bit.  Ever hairdresser at this shop has given me a fine haircut - takes at the most 10 minutes, and that is if they are feeling extra chatty.  My mother was a hairdresser, I know what it's supposed to look like and tell them each time.

I walked in and someone was sitting at the desk, which was weird since they have a tablet you check in through, even if someone is at the desk.  I picked first available, and the woman behind the desk says; "ok, come on back' and then goes "Oh wait, I need to sweep my station, so have a seat." 

So I read a few pages of a magazine and then she calls me back - her station counter still has hair on it.  She then asks; 'Do you always get a scissor cut or will clippers be ok?" 

I said; "Clippers are fine if you do it this way." and explained how to do the cut.

So she pulls out her clippers - and had to clean them while I was sitting there.

Then she totally ignored not only my instructions, but also what size guards to use, bounced the clippers along my head, and now I have a shaved to 1/4 inch head with a 4" spot in the center of my head that is clipper 3 length.  I should have known something was amiss when she sprayed me with styling spray (without asking) and tweaked around with it before showing it to me - I have to let it grow out a few weeks before I will feel comfortable leaving the house.

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #8432 on: Yesterday at 02:51:30 PM »
A place called 'Perfect Look'.

I needed a haircut badly, and it's simple - clippers - 3 side, 4 top, trim it off the ears, square it in back, blend it a bit.  Ever hairdresser at this shop has given me a fine haircut - takes at the most 10 minutes, and that is if they are feeling extra chatty.  My mother was a hairdresser, I know what it's supposed to look like and tell them each time.

I walked in and someone was sitting at the desk, which was weird since they have a tablet you check in through, even if someone is at the desk.  I picked first available, and the woman behind the desk says; "ok, come on back' and then goes "Oh wait, I need to sweep my station, so have a seat." 

So I read a few pages of a magazine and then she calls me back - her station counter still has hair on it.  She then asks; 'Do you always get a scissor cut or will clippers be ok?" 

I said; "Clippers are fine if you do it this way." and explained how to do the cut.

So she pulls out her clippers - and had to clean them while I was sitting there.

Then she totally ignored not only my instructions, but also what size guards to use, bounced the clippers along my head, and now I have a shaved to 1/4 inch head with a 4" spot in the center of my head that is clipper 3 length.  I should have known something was amiss when she sprayed me with styling spray (without asking) and tweaked around with it before showing it to me - I have to let it grow out a few weeks before I will feel comfortable leaving the house.

I hope you didn't pay for it.  >:(
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zyrs

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #8433 on: Yesterday at 04:55:25 PM »
A place called 'Perfect Look'.

I needed a haircut badly, and it's simple - clippers - 3 side, 4 top, trim it off the ears, square it in back, blend it a bit.  Ever hairdresser at this shop has given me a fine haircut - takes at the most 10 minutes, and that is if they are feeling extra chatty.  My mother was a hairdresser, I know what it's supposed to look like and tell them each time.

I walked in and someone was sitting at the desk, which was weird since they have a tablet you check in through, even if someone is at the desk.  I picked first available, and the woman behind the desk says; "ok, come on back' and then goes "Oh wait, I need to sweep my station, so have a seat." 

So I read a few pages of a magazine and then she calls me back - her station counter still has hair on it.  She then asks; 'Do you always get a scissor cut or will clippers be ok?" 

I said; "Clippers are fine if you do it this way." and explained how to do the cut.

So she pulls out her clippers - and had to clean them while I was sitting there.

Then she totally ignored not only my instructions, but also what size guards to use, bounced the clippers along my head, and now I have a shaved to 1/4 inch head with a 4" spot in the center of my head that is clipper 3 length.  I should have known something was amiss when she sprayed me with styling spray (without asking) and tweaked around with it before showing it to me - I have to let it grow out a few weeks before I will feel comfortable leaving the house.

I hope you didn't pay for it.  >:(

Sadly, the hair product she used allowed her to pull it into a semblance of a haircut.  I also forgot the best part.  She took a 1" zip through one of my sideburns and then asked; "Oh, did you want to keep your sideburns?"

Although, it gave me a good story to get my mom laughing, so there is that.

Mel the Redcap

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #8434 on: Yesterday at 05:33:37 PM »
If the other stylists there have been good in the past, I'd keep going but make a point to say "not her" when booking. :P
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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #8435 on: Today at 01:31:38 AM »
If the other stylists there have been good in the past, I'd keep going but make a point to say "not her" when booking. :P

I would, if you have the stylists name go so far as to call them and explain what happened "Hi I made an appointment and Stylist was very unprofessional and didn't listen to my instructions when cutting my hair. [insert what you told us about bald patches and 4" patches here]. She also had a *very* unsanitary work station, and when I walked back there was hair everywhere"