The price of personal services these days.
I am sure to sound like a crabby, old person but -- I have to comment on the price of personal services now-a-days.
I had a massage today (a gift) that was $70 -- there were many signs telling you that you are expected to tip between 15-25%. I really enjoyed the massage but seriously -- $85 for a one hour service? That is more than many people make (take home) in one day. These are massage therapists, not physical therapists (my PT friend makes about $30/hr).
I got a haircut last week at JCP. They raised their prices to $27 (without tip). She did the usual wash and cut (about 40 minutes) -- did not even include a blow-dry (I could less about a "style"). I found this over-priced. I cannot fathom that people pay for upwards of $40 for a haircut and would feel like real sucker if I did.
I realize the service industry is a tough way to make a living. But maybe if prices were more realistic, these places would be jam-packed and they'd be making all day.