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I was watching Steel Magnolias a couple of weeks back. One of the most charming things about it is how Truvy's hair salon serves as a communal meeting place for our cast of characters. All forms of gossip flow in and out of that place, and it sets the stage for future plot developments. (Julia Roberts, we're looking at you.) It makes sense, right? Hairdressers hear a lot of things, especially if they develop a rapport with their clients.

After Redditor icerock547 asked the online community, "Hairdressers, what is the juiciest gossip you have overheard from a customer?" plenty weighed in. Others in the customer service industry, not to be outdone, shared their own stories too.


"Yikes."

Hairdresser here, I've heard so many stories. People truly tell their personal business to their hairdressers as if we're therapists.

Had a client, sweet middle aged woman, she brought up Scientology. Having heard and watched that show about it I went in about it. "Oh they're absolutely crazy, blah blah blah..." And, she blurts out that her son is a Scientologist. I wanted to sink into the floor, then had to backtrack and, agree about all of these "nice" things that they do and how, yeah, you're right, DEFINITELY not a cult. Yikes.

glizzygobbler0707

"I politely declined."

Hairstylist here. I had a customer invite me to their "basement casino"... I politely declined. This was in city with no casinos. A few weeks later I hear from their neighbor, also a client of mine, that she and her husband got arrested in front of their small children for the whole ordeal.

Vryptex

"And Susan stands up awkwardly..."

I apprenticed under a stylist (Jess) that was working on a client she had known for years (Susan). The stylist was complaining to us about how she was dreading her next appointment because it was this old married guy that always propositioned her for sexual stuff.

He made her so uncomfortable but he always tipped her $100. Jess was going on and on about all of the outrageous things he would do, like tipping her a $500 gift card to a ski shop when she told him she had plans to go skiing (he would come in every few weeks so he knew he would see her again before she left) for her birthday, etc. He didn't know, but Susan and I knew, that Jess was a lesbian. We were all laughing about it and how awful it was that he was married and had kids and stuff. After Jess was done cutting her hair, Susan sat in my chair so I could blowdry her (typical apprentice duty) while Jess took her next client (the guy). So Jess goes to reception to grab her client and they walk back to the stations, and he sees Susan in my chair and says "Hey! Susan!!" And Susan stands up awkwardly and gives him a hug, exchanging funny awkward looks with Jess and I. Jess laughed awkwardly and asked how they knew each other. They were next door neighbors.

charlesmans0n

"He doesn't tell anyone where he goes."

A local CEO of a telecom company secretly disappears every winter for two weeks. He doesn't tell anyone where he goes. He's married and has children. One of my department's paramedics is gay and goes on gay cruises in the Caribbean. He spotted the CEO on one of the cruises during one of his disappearances.

markko79

"Apparently her husband..."

Regular monthly client came in and shared screen shots from Craigslist and texts from strangers with me. Apparently her husband had made a post looking for men to have sex with, but accidentally put her phone number on the post instead of his (one number difference).

cuthairdrinkgin

"More of a sad story..."

Former hairstylist. More of a sad story than gossip, but I had a client open up to me about how her husband was a truck driver who was murdered by a hitchhiker. 20 year old me was not equipped to handle that conversation.

Also, so many clients having affairs.

_chardeemmcdennis

"Turns out..."

I have so many different stories. First one was a client (let's called her Betty) who was talking about how her friend's daughter got into a new line of work. Posting her feet on Instagram for money, writing really... really dirty things. After talking a bit more, turns out Betty's friend and her foot posting daughter were weeklys at my salon.. let's just say me and my coworkers found the instagram. We had to see if it was real.

Second, overheard a client talking to another stylist about how she was going to a wedding tomorrow and that the soon to be husband was for sure cheating on his wife to be. Turns out, we were doing a wedding party the next day. I was working on the maid of honor when she broke down and went up to the bride and told her that she was sleeping with her fiance. I felt terrible for the bride, but that was... an interesting sight to see to say the least.

thedish773

"The mayor's wife..."

The mayor's wife cheated on him with a member of the town council and then they got into a fist fight during a council meeting.

[deleted]

"I was a stylist for almost a decade..."

I was a stylist for almost a decade and people really do share all of their dirt. One of my friend's clients openly talked over the course of several appointments about how she was having an affair with some local millionaire mogul (it's Philly, they're all nobodys) and when she got pregnant with his child she was shocked pikachu that he didn't want to leave his wife and start a family. She was like, a 20 year old yoga instructor and thought she had it made.

sad-and-bougie

"I live in a politics-oriented city..."

I live in a politics-oriented city and I got some dirt on what it's like to work in this White House. Long story short: Not pretty.

GummiesAreAwesome

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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