YSaC, Vol. 287: Clearly they mean April 31st.

2009 April 30


For those of you with bad eyes, here’s the relevant text of the ad:

Free blowdry and style this Saturday! (Los Angeles)

Come in this today, April 39th, for a free style and blow dry with Brooklyn at Shampoo.

Elle sends in this screenshot, saying, “This woman is obviously a devious marketer — grab people with the bait of a free offer, then completely confuse them as to when, if ever, the promotion will be held. Customers will show up, she’ll insist they came on the wrong day but wrangle them into the chair anyway and charge them far too much.”

They’ve since “fixed” the ad:

Free blowdry and style this Friday! (Los Angeles)

Come in this Friday, April 30th, for a free style and blow dry with Brooklyn at Shampoo.

Well, that’s cleared that up, then.

15 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 April 30
    corn flakes permalink

    It took me a second to catch that. I scanned over it and corrected it in my head as i read it.

    This will go great with my free massage i’m getting on Wed, April 32nd.

    I’m not good with numbers. Why dont you come to the salon on April &%th at x;y] o’clock.

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  2. 2009 April 30
    Amy H. permalink

    I notice that she doesn’t tell you how much it’s going to cost to get your hair wet so she can then dry and style it for free. Reminds me of the “free shoe shine” scam my grandpa ran into during WWII. Boys would chase you down, “Hey Mister! Want a free shoe shine?” When you accept they shine one shoe and then charge to shine the second. Sneaky sneaky.

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    • 2009 April 30
      corn flakes permalink

      haha Your grandpa is awesome!

      god bless capitalism.

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      • 2009 April 30
        Amy H. permalink

        lol – my poor grandpa was the one that got “capitalized” 🙂

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  3. 2009 April 30
    Colleen in MA permalink

    I will be commenting on this post on Thursday, May 1st.

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  4. 2009 April 30
    specialkt permalink

    its also very confusing having a Brooklyn working in Los Angeles

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  5. 2009 April 30

    I frequently tell people my birthday is February 31st. Most are satisfied and promise to write it on their calendars.

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  6. 2009 April 30
    Daniel permalink

    That’s a relief. I had plans this today, April 39th but I should be able to make it on Friday the 30th.

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  7. 2009 April 30

    I hate scammers and spammers and rim-licking toe-jammers.

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  8. 2009 April 30
    TacocaT permalink

    Ummm…still a little confused, April 30th is a Thursday. Maybe they will update it again to read April 31st. DOH!

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  9. 2009 April 30
    Count Blah permalink

    Obviously the capacity to correctly transcribe a calendar date is completely separate from the capacity to style hair–and maybe it wasn’t even “Brooklyn” who wrote the ad–but I’d still be highly reluctant to go to that salon. It just gives me a lot more confidence when a business presents itself in a professional manner.

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  10. 2009 May 1
    vickie permalink

    okay, I’m being dumb…did those of you who did this knowingly put April 31st, even though there are only 30 days in April and Saturday is May 2??

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  11. 2009 May 1

    i went in to get my free blow dry and she asked me to come back yesterday at green o’clock.

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  12. 2009 May 1
    El Kev permalink

    My favorite part was not the incorrect date, although that is friggin’ hilarious. No, my favorite part came in the initial message. “Come in this today…..” almost sounds like they’re practicing to give a speach to the Roman Senate.

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  13. 2009 May 5
    katie permalink

    No, you may not do my hair. No, not even for free. No. Get out of here.

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