A Saturday Night Live sketch from the late 1970’s featured a store that only sold Scotch tape. Not tape — only Scotch tape. Then, when the economy went bad, the sketch said that the store did well because everyone needed Scotch tape for their “Going Out Of Business” signs.
It was a pretty funny sketch; how ridiculous to only have a Scotch tape store!
Well, the last laugh’s on me: around the corner from my house is a franchise of a hair salon chain that proudly announces that it does not cut hair. It does not style hair.
It does not wash hair. It dries hair. That’s it: it blow-dries your hair. For $35.
I’m suppose that there is something deeply non-ridiculous about this, although I can’t imagine what it is. Maybe I’m not sufficiently in touch with my feminine side. Or, as the post’s title suggests, I just have no entrepreneurial sense because I can’t understand why anyone would pay $35 for someone to blow dry their hair.
Or maybe it’s just that some people have too much money.