Barbershop Offers "Silent Mode" in Which the Barber Doesn't Try to Talk to You

Some people really enjoy conversations with their barbers. The rest of us would like to just get a haircut and move on to the next task of the day.

A chatty barber who doesn't pick up on social cues is annoying and Beyond the Pale Barbershop in San Francisco doesn't want to annoy its customers. The San Francisco Standard reports that this shop lets customers select "silent mode" from the beginning. The barber then knows not to even try to chat with the customer.

It's quite a shop. Owner Anthony Larrasquiti has designed his operation to be not just a business, but an experience for customers. You have a variety of haircut options, which might end up free. If you can hit a bullseye on the dartboard, your haircut is free and you get a beer.

It's popular: Larrasquiti says that he has about 350 regular customers who schedule appointments with him. That's especially impressive since Beyond the Pale has been open since only February.

-via Dave Barry | Photo: Beyond the Pale Barbershop

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Forget that noise. The ladies that cut hair near me, i like when they talk to me when they cut my hair theyre super sweet. I even bought them a king cake this year. Not talking to the person cutting your hair? Not-gonna-be-me. That being said, I'm not the biggest morning person. I'm not a fan of people who say Good Morning to everyone and expect everyone to say Good Morning back at the exact same volume and cadence as they did. Now if I can get a Silent Mode for "Good Morning People", I'll sign up for that.
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