HVAC malfunction allowed me to get a discount on my haircut

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I guess you could say these are the day to day struggles when you are living paycheck to paycheck

It was just the other day when I realized that I really needed a haircut. The biggest issue is that I was really low on cash. I still needed to pick up some groceries and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to afford a haircut. Even if I could afford the haircut, I didn’t know how much I would be able to tip the barber. I decided to just go anyway because I had to get it done. When I was in there for a little while, I was starting to sweat. I asked the barber about adjusting the temperature control settings and he explained that there was an issue with the cooling system. He explained that he already reached out to the HVAC company and there should be an HVAC technician arriving any moment. Well, because I was so uncomfortable, I said that I should get a discount because I was sweating during the haircut. The barber didn’t like the idea of giving me a discount, but then he gave in. Even though it wasn’t the most comfortable haircut, I made a bigger deal about it than I would have if I had more money. I was able to get the discount and then I was able to provide a decent tip for the barber so I didn’t seem like a total cheapskate. I guess you could say these are the day to day struggles when you are living paycheck to paycheck. I’m just glad that usually things work out for me. I didn’t know how I was going to afford the haircut and a tip, but I was able to get a discount because of the HVAC malfunction.
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