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    Almost lost my mind!! A 19 year old yorkie came back in today for his every four month 7k. His mother likes his face very short, but he is elderly and did not like it much. She did a great job, however he is normally a 5 on the face (owner’s request) and that was not happening. So his mom comes to pick him up and I check him out. She is nice asking about food etc. Then she asks if I am expecting again (I delivered four months ago and still have sixteen pounds left to lose). I said no, I am still working on losing the weight. She says oh that’s a shame (so you can imagine I am already touchy). Then she said oh can you take the whiskers off my little guy. He is one of those guys who have stopped growing hair on his muzzle. No problem I said. She holds him while I scissor some, as the other groomer is saying that he was a little difficult. She pulls my scissors (discontinued oster razor edge I might add) out of my hand and says I will do it. I might have gotten mean at that point, I’m not sure, and I said oh no we will fix it. I grabbed my scissors back took the little guy and we fixed it. It was all ok in the end. Oh yes, I am sick, covered for our bather since she called in. This little guy came in at 11 although his appt. was not till 2.

  • #2
    That was not nice. I never ask people if they are prego. And never touch a groomers shears. That is a no no.
    If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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    • #3
      thanks I thought I was going to lose it!!

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      • #4
        Columnest Dave Barry says you should never ask a woman if she is pregnant unless you can actually see a baby emerging..!

        'After baby' weight is hard to lose....I've been working on it for 21 years.

        Sometimes people have no idea what they're doing when they 'borrow' your tools....I once had someone ask to use my shears to cut open plastic -- NO!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by diamienono View Post
          And never touch a groomers shears. That is a no no.
          LOL! That is soooo true! BIG no no!
          Sheri

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          • #6
            Originally posted by c.c. View Post

            Sometimes people have no idea what they're doing when they 'borrow' your tools....I once had someone ask to use my shears to cut open plastic -- NO!
            Several times over the years I have seen new girls reach for shears to cut something like paper or plastic. It's almost comical the groomers (including myself) reaction. It's like in slow mo with stuff flying everywhere as we rush to stop them!

            Oh, and I NEVER ask anyone if they are preggers! My mom does though, and I cringe everytime, lol!
            Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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            • #7
              U touch my shears...

              ... I break your face!


              UGH!!! I used to leave mine on one of those clear plastic scissor racks I'd purchased from Pet Edge.... Until I found my favorite pair of 10-inch curves laying beside the ribbon at a vet hospital I used to work at!

              One of the receptionists also got all huffy with me one time when I told her no I had no scissors for cutting the frayed edge off a towel. She pointed to the scissor rack, and said, "There's a whole row of scissors, what do you mean you don't have a pair to trim this?" Of course, I was an evil b!tch who was impossible to work with because the staff just didn't "get" why I wanted to do things certain ways... No trimming towels with my shears, no dropping everything to check-in a late arrival.... A golden shavedown was NOT equal to a yorkie bath/trim.... Don't put a known biting shih tzu into a top-level cage to make room for a cocker that could wait till the next day.... No taking one more dog on a day that I have "only" 7 and I came in with a 103-degree fever coughing up a lung every 10 minutes...... Nope, I was/am just an unreasonable person, aren't I?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by k9stylist1968 View Post
                ... I break your face!


                UGH!!! I used to leave mine on one of those clear plastic scissor racks I'd purchased from Pet Edge.... Until I found my favorite pair of 10-inch curves laying beside the ribbon at a vet hospital I used to work at!

                One of the receptionists also got all huffy with me one time when I told her no I had no scissors for cutting the frayed edge off a towel. She pointed to the scissor rack, and said, "There's a whole row of scissors, what do you mean you don't have a pair to trim this?" Of course, I was an evil b!tch who was impossible to work with because the staff just didn't "get" why I wanted to do things certain ways... No trimming towels with my shears, no dropping everything to check-in a late arrival.... A golden shavedown was NOT equal to a yorkie bath/trim.... Don't put a known biting shih tzu into a top-level cage to make room for a cocker that could wait till the next day.... No taking one more dog on a day that I have "only" 7 and I came in with a 103-degree fever coughing up a lung every 10 minutes...... Nope, I was/am just an unreasonable person, aren't I?
                Oh no, your not picky at all. You sound like a complete bitch to work with... LOL....J/K

                Sometimes I hate people that think scissors are scissors.. I've never had anyone use my shears for anything, but I used to have a really nice pair of sewing scissors that my mom used for paper. GRRRRR... That pissed me off. Sewing scissors are just like grooming shears, they're not cheap.
                Becky

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                • #9
                  Geez, my kids learned about scissors when they were 3, so adults should be able. Paper, sewing, pinking shears for specifice purposes and don't even breath on Mom's grooming scissors until they are retired! LOL My former boss also thought I was the bitch because I got huffed when a prospective groomer (yeah right!!) picked up my new curved scissors, stated she really needed to get a pair and literally slammed them back down on my table. Curved edge UP no less. NO REAL groomer would touch another groomer's scissors!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pugnacious View Post
                    Geez, my kids learned about scissors when they were 3, so adults should be able. Paper, sewing, pinking shears for specifice purposes and don't even breath on Mom's grooming scissors until they are retired! LOL My former boss also thought I was the bitch because I got huffed when a prospective groomer (yeah right!!) picked up my new curved scissors, stated she really needed to get a pair and literally slammed them back down on my table. Curved edge UP no less. NO REAL groomer would touch another groomer's scissors!!
                    My mom sews and quilts, and you're right from the time that I was little I knew not to touch the sewing and quilting scissors! I think that I used them to cut paper one time...boy did I get it, lol.
                    Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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                    • #11
                      That woman has a lack of manners, that is for sure!

                      Don't ask anybody, even if their normally flat belly is protruding a basketball, if they're PREGNANT! "No, it's a cancerous GROWTH!!" (And YES, I have seen that happen!)

                      And to touch my shears is to awaken a sleeping giant. Don't touch 'em, or I'll flatten you.

                      Tammy in Utah
                      Groomers Helper Affiliate

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                      • #12
                        When I was in school we were all sitting around a counter eating lunch when one of the other students asked to borrow my shears (my table was closest to the counter) I said sure and handed them to her. She proceeded to cut up one of those plastic 6 pack soda can holders! Luckily for me the owner of the school was cheap cheap cheap so the shears he got us were cheap cheap cheap. Those were my 'ribbon' scissors after I graduated and bought my own shears.

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                        • #13
                          shear killer

                          hehe my poor unsuspecting husband used mine to cut open his x box packaging....then couldn't understand my choking reaction...until i bought new ones...lol...then he was the one choking

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by skc0104 View Post
                            hehe my poor unsuspecting husband used mine to cut open his x box packaging....then couldn't understand my choking reaction...until i bought new ones...lol...then he was the one choking
                            My dad used mine to cut carpet when we moved into the new house...lol. Those scissors are DONE
                            Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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                            • #15
                              Omg Pet Peeve

                              I had the worst time teaching bathers in my last shop to leave the groomers stuff alone! I had the same bather use my Gators to cut open a ziptie and my nail clippers to cut WIRE!!!! He was fired soon after that...wonder why?

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