Friday, August 17, 2012

Just when I think I've seen and heard it all...

there's the client who's a professional violinist.

That's not the unusual part.

This is: First, he asks me to make sure that NO music with violins is played. When I explain that I have no control over the music the spa pipes in, only the volume of said music, he insists on my turning the music off if ANY violins are in it. It makes for quite the awkward massage experience, for both of us, I'm sure.

I'm on tenterhooks the entire time, prepared to LUNGE for the wall and the volume control knob at the first hint of strings...then to try to estimate how long that particular, violin-polluted song will last. It's not fun.

Yes, I could just turn the music off entirely, but my client doesn't want that. He just doesn't want VIOLINS.

*sigh*

Repeat mantra in my head: The client is king. The client is king. The client is king. Big tip. Big tip. Big tip...

7 comments:

ZerCool said...

Any rules about bringing in your own music device?

Mark said...

Possibly he feels that any other violinist's playing isn't up to the standard he sets? Hence the aversion to violin music.

John said...

Did he express an opinion regarding Kenny G?

Perhaps he believes there's too much sax and violins in music today!

Old NFO said...

LOL, yes dear, people ARE strange!!! :-)

be603 said...

Queue Emily Littela clip...

"STOP THE VIOLINS..."

Jane: "Emily dear, that's 'violins.'"

"Oh... Nevermind....... B****H!"

Brigid said...

Just tell the client it's not violins it's Zamfir and his amazing pan flute. If it's bad enough they'll never know.

Suldog said...

Well, there's a guy who really, really, really, really, really needs to relax!