Salon Drama


(upbeat music) (audience applauding) [Audience Members] Whoo, whoo, whoo! (laughs) I was showing you my barrettes from Trendy @ Wendy. Did they get the shot? Yes. Oh, you got it? Okay. (audience cheering) Just saying. (audience applauding) Okay look, it’s time for Ask Wendy. Come on over. How you doin’? Hi, Wendy. How you doin’? I like your costume. Thank you. Fendi for Wendy. Fendi for Wendy. Fabulous. Now, what’s your name, where are you from, and what do you do? I’m Allie, I’m 29. I’m originally from Seattle, and I live in Brooklyn now. Okay. And I work in fashion. Okay, obviously. (laughs) All leather. Perfect for today.
Go ‘head. It is. So, I have a question. So, I have a habit of befriending older, single women who live alone with a cat, and they party way too much. I didn’t get her yet. (audience laughing) They party way too much. Uh-oh. And they’re kind of a mess. But the thing is that I work long hours, I’m single, I live alone with a cat. Oh. So I’m worried that I’m gonna turn into them. (audience members gasp) I see what you’re saying. Do I keep these friends, or are they just kind of a reminder of who I don’t wanna be? (audience members groan) Well, how long have you known them? They’re usually people I meet at work, so they’re newer friends. So, for a few years. Well, they’re co-workers before they’re friends. Right. And so you’re kinda stuck with their co-workerdom. Yeah. But you don’t have to get all in as friends, like, have them over at your house to remind you of something that you don’t wanna be, apparently. Yeah. Do you date? I do. Do you have friends like you? ‘Cause we all have pockets of friends, you know, the ones who are older and single with a cat, and the ones who are younger and zipping it and doing. (audience laughs) Most of my friends are married. The ones that are, I guess that I would like to be. Yeah, well then focus on you, don’t focus on, I mean, your friends are fine, but remember, sometimes you become like your friends if you hang around them too much. Remember, they are your co-workers first. Yeah. Right? (audience applauding) And then work on your life and dating. You’re cute enough. (laughs) Thank you. Everybody in fashion isn’t gay, you know, the guys. That’s true. (audience laughing) So, just squint your eyes and look. There’s somebody for you, Allie. Good luck.
Thank you. (audience applauding) All right, we got time for another. Come on over. How you doin’, come on. Hi Wendy. Who are you? My name is Melissa, how you doin’? How you doin’? I’m great. Okay, I’m originally from Jamaica. I recently moved to Grenada. (audience applauding) You moved to Grenada? Yes, I recently moved to Grenada. I’m a spa manager, so I work with a resort there. It was very hard for me to find an apartment, and finally I did after three months. However, my landlady, she’s old, she’s 85, she keeps going in my apartment when I’m not there. (audience members groan) Yes, and I spoke to her about it. Recently she went in and she reupholstered my furniture. (audience members gasp) Yes, without me knowing. Was it already furnished when you moved in? It was fully furnished, yes, because I’m just there for a while. Yeah, and you rhymed your stuff with what was already there, now she– No, I didn’t bring anything. All is furnished because it’s another country, I’m not planning to live there forever. I understand. Yeah, so she reupholstered without my knowledge. So, she keeps going in, and I don’t know what to do. What should I tell her? Change the locks? Yes. Change the locks for her, and so that on the days that you know she’s coming in, make sure she has the key for that lock, but then you always have a deadbolt that nobody has the key for, except for you, you know. And also have a conversation with her. 85 years old, she’s got nothing better to do but see how you’re living. (laughter) Have a conversation with her. (audience applauding) All right. All right, come on over. (coughs) Excuse me. C’mon. Wendy, how you ‘doin? How you doin’?
Good. Who are you, where are you from? My name is Callie, I’m from Atlanta. Okay, what do you do? And I need your help. I’m a salon owner. Okay. So my husband and I, we own upscale salons in Atlanta area, and at one location we have a drama stylist. She causes so much drama with everybody up there. Does she bring in a lot of money? (sighs) (laughs) What’s the purpose, is she a socialite or something like that? Like, what does she lend to your business atmosphere? Oh, good question, ’cause I’m gonna say nothing. She just causes drama. And then one day I got a lot of texts and missed calls, I look down and she in there fighting with a client, so– Okay, what do the other stylists say, ’cause that’s bad reputation on the whole salon. Exactly, and that’s where I’m at. Nobody really wants her there, but– What’s your husband say? Let her go. (laughs) Let her go. Who’s more of the boss, you or your husband? (sighs) I am. Of the salon? I am. Okay, so when are you gonna fire her? She’s a single mom, and now I’m a mother, so I have so much sympathy for her. (audience members groan) You know what? But it don’t fit the brand. You’re gonna take your fallopian tubes and stop making me feel sorry for you. (audience applauding) (laughter from audience) That’s true. She needs to be fired. And if you’re thinking about her being single, do it now while the weather is nice because nobody likes to get fired at Christmas. But when I talk to her, she cries and promises she won’t won’t do it.
She’s fired. Then you’re not made to be a boss, you know what I’m saying? I do. Then get your husband in there to do it. Okay. (laughs) No, seriously, true talk. You can be a boss, but sometimes even bosses have their weak spots. And if firing somebody is your bonafide weak spot, maybe you’ll never get it, so have your husband do that dirty work. Okay. (audience applauding) Okay, all right. More Ask Wendy is next. (audience members cheering) Time for more Ask Wendy. Everybody have a seat, except for you, come on over. How you doin’? Hi, how you doin’? What’s your name, where are you from, what do you do? I’m Kim, I’m from DC. I just graduated, so I’m unemployed. (laughs) Right now. Okay, uh-huh. So my question is, I’ve been dating my boyfriend for a year now, and I still haven’t met his family. Uh-hoh Yeah, I’m really nervous. He wants me to– Is he still in school or did he graduate with you? He’s still in school, yeah. Mm-hmm, is he from DC? Yeah, we’re from the same area. So everybody’s there. Yeah. Okay, how often do you see him? A couple times a week, yeah. Like, I see him a lot. Okay. But not his family. But a couple times a week for a boyfriend isn’t a lot. It’s not? Okay, well just because we’re in school. Like, I just finished school and he’s still in school, and we’re like, really busy. I thought you said he graduated? No, he’s still in school. Oh, he’s still in school, I’m sorry. So what’s your question to me? Just, I’m really nervous, and he really wants me to, but I kind of, not that I don’t, I’m just so nervous. I don’t know what to do. What makes you nervous about meeting his family? He wants you to meet them, correct? Yeah, yeah, I think it’s, I don’t know, past relationships. And there’s a culture difference as well. Uh-oh, is he black? Yeah, a little bit. No, he’s white.
He’s white. Just as bad. He’s not you. What are you? Hispanic. Yes. Yeah. Uh-huh. But he speaks Spanish. He’s met my family, like here and there. Speaking Spanish is not being Spanish. (audience applauding) That’s true, that’s true. Let me ask you something, what would be worse, if you brought home a Chinese man, a black man, or a white man? Just humor me. With my family? Yes. I don’t know. All of the above? (audience members laughing) Yeah, probably, if he’s not Hispanic, then yeah. They want you to keep Hispanic. You know what, how old are you? 26. Listen, go for it and meet his family. Yeah. You know, ’cause this is not about your family’s life, or his family’s life, even though they wanna meet you. Are they gonna be culturally shocked when you walk in? No, I don’t, no, he says it’s fine. He really wants me to. He’s like, just tell me when and I’ll set it up. It’s a new day. If your family doesn’t get down, then they might as well lay down. This is your life. (audience groans) Yeah.
Okay, good luck. Thank you. (audience applauding) C’mon, c’mon. Hi Wendy. Uh-huh, glasses and everythang. Everythang. Who are you, what do you do? My name is Darlene, how you doin’? How you doin’? I’m from Atlantic City, and my question to you is I have a girlfriend who just got a new boyfriend, and I realized that I know this boyfriend from back in the day. Uh-huh. ‘Cause I used to date his brother. Okay, I got it. So my question is, do you think it would be okay for me to run a background check on this guy? (audience members laugh) Just to make sure that he doesn’t have any secret kids or, you know, records or anything like that. (audience members laugh) What do you care? How long you been friends with her? Forever. So, why do you, how old are you? 27. And how old is she? 33. Okay, does she have children? No. Okay, well why would you run a background check, because the brother that you dated was no good? And I know the brother, too. So? I mean, she’ll find out. Okay, but– You want more? She’s 33. She doesn’t want you background checking anything, ’cause then she’s gonna throw it in your face that you really want him yourself, so just keep all this to yourself. Okay. Now, do you date much? I do. Okay, well– I have a boyfriend now. Perfect. Does your boyfriend like the guy? Mm-mm. Does the boyfriend know that you screwed around with the guy’s brother? Mm-mm. (audience members laugh) He probably knows now. Uh, we’ll be right back. (audience applauding) Girl. (upbeat pop music)

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