Getting Under Your Skin

| USA | Right | March 11, 2017

(I work at a popular makeup store doing people’s makeup and hair. A woman walks up to the counter and taps the table to get my attention.)

Me: “Hi! How can I help you today?”

Customer: “I need my makeup done for a date. I haven’t seen him in a while and I want to look different.”

Me: “What do you mean by different? ”

(I’m thinking that she means a hairstyle, so I begin to grab some of our booklets with the styles we offer.)

Customer: “Like your skin!”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Customer: “What do you use to make it so brown? The tanning spray I use makes my skin look orange.”

Me: “This is my natural skin tone, ma’am.”

Customer: “Whatever, you don’t have to tell me. Just do my makeup. I don’t want to be late.”

Me: “I’m sorry, but I can’t do that.”

Customer: “Why not?”

Me: “I can’t change your natural skin tone; it’s not possible.”

Customer: “Fine! Screw you! If he doesn’t like how I look I’ll get you fired!”

Coworker: “Easy, Breezy, Colored girl.”

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