A colleague and good friend of mine recently committed suicide and I was doing his funeral the next day. Maria was very understanding. When I didn't want to talk, she kept silent. When I was ready, she listened. She gave me a wonderful head/neck massage. When my meter was running out, one of the other women in the salon ran to my car and put in more quarters (I think she did that several times). The salon used their own quarters. And to top it off, I got a really great haircut.
What was even more amazing was this: I had just picked up the ashes of my friend. I couldn't bear the thought of leaving them in the car, so Maria let me bring them in. Way above the call of duty.
Thank you for making my day more bearable.