Re: Snappy comebacks to clients who want to teach you henna

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Posted by Littlefox on August 23, 2002 at 16:55:25:

In reply to: Snappy comebacks to clients who want to teach you henna posted by Kenzi on August 23, 2002 at 15:24:57:

I get the same sometimes with my artwork as well. More often than
not I've found that at least with the people on the art side, they're
not really trying to be rude (though darn it it takes alot of control
not to bite their heads off) they're trying to start a conversation
with someone who is obviously further along than they are and are
flailing miserably.... then there are those who are particularly
anonoying who are intentionally trying to make you feel inferior by
such tactics...

The most simple way I've found to sieve the nice folks having trouble
approaching and the a$$holes is to turn it around on them. You've
got more than enough information on your hands about the subject,
switch the roles on them. They're telling you about the benifits of
lemon, start discussing the debate going on about the perfect ph
balance of a henna mix and your favorite methods to reach it. If
they were trying to show you up, they'll be left floundering for
something to top you going suddenly very knowledgeable on them, if
they were honestly trying to strike up a conversation and were just
being hopeless about it, they'll generally be very interested in what
you have to say.....

Just a vague thought.... also on the lemon example if you want to be
relatively rude you can always just bring up "Yeah I know, can you
believe there are some mehndi artists out there that don't know even
that much about henna?"

Either way, you generally protect your rep as being a 'nice person'
while delivering a slap in the face..... think Southern Belle....

"How Nice" ;) (and if you haven't heard the joke, you should ;)



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