The always-alarmed Press has got Americans so afraid of dying of the Wuhan Coronavirus that they have convinced some hairdressers in the Pacific Northwest that they would be in mortal danger from their customers, if they re-open their salons in the next “phase” of His Royal Highness Jay Inslee’s plan to re-open the Washington State economy. A hairdresser (afraid to be identified in the news account) has begun a petition to delay hair salons’ permitted opening until “Phase Four”, sometime in the middle of the summer. These cowardly so-called professionals insist that the Government Mandate that ALL salons not open until very much later, instead of making their own decisions on whether they feel comfortable in re-opening.
Leftists. If there’s something that makes them feel bad, they insist that Government protect them and everyone else from it. Although, this stricture might make some have second thoughts.
For example, employees are required to use PPE like gloves, gowns, goggles, face shields and masks depending on the service.
The hairdressers who signed the petition are worried about a shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment) to keep them Safe from their customers. Because they are concerned, they insist that the State deny ALL hairdressers the right to open their own salons with precautions taken.
It’s all about Safety. Are they really ready to earn zero income until mid-summer? What happens when the unemployment funds run out? And do they care nothing for their customers who have already gone months without a haircut? Do they simply expect their shaggy-headed clients to wait for them to feel Comfortable, and Safe? I hope not, because I will find someone to give me a haircut when I need it. And if I need to change salons, I will do so (although I expect the salon I use to open at the first possible moment).
By the way, His Royal Highness isn’t denying HIMSELF a haircut, is he? Regulations for Thee but not for Me.
Defy Tyranny. Break the Lockdown.
2 thoughts on “Bubble-wrapped America: Hairdressers are afraid to re-open their salons in Washington State”
Two points from the website story: no salon is required to open if the think they’re not ready; some stylists are able to earn more on unemployment while their sector is shut down, which is making for a disincentive for returning to work.
Great article .