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$300 haircut for FREE?! Well ...

By now it's not news - I'm a recession statistic. Lost my job last spring. Let's get that out of the way because since that time, daily life is a combination of job hunting, volunteer activities, social networking on Facebook and Twitter, watching news on TV and keeping up with "signs of recovery". Sometime months ago I saw an item about a certain salon offering free haircuts for anyone unemployed. I submitted my information and sat back.

Earlier this month, I got a phone call from the salon receptionist. There was an opening. I was excited to get some "me" time, really looking forward to the experience. The day of the appointment, I was just a little bit late. Got to the salon five minutes after the scheduled time, instead of ten minutes early where I could sit, catch my breath and enjoy.

Suzanne (an alias because I forgot her name since then) led me to a private room where I traded my layers for a robe, then she "checked" my bag and jacket. Re…