Hair Consultant Rain Fired by Steve
(Longtime Friends Fired for Not Returning Phone Calls)
February 4, 2001
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- Hair Consultant Rain, a long-time friend of Steve "ColoradoGuy" Garufi,
was suddenly fired as Steve’s personal Hair Consultant on Saturday. The sixth
Hair Consultant in a span of three years, Rain's term lasted nine months, the
longest among her predecessors.
Rain's day to day task as Steve's Hair Consultant was to be
a supporter for Steve
in growing his hair long and beautiful.
As Hair Consultant, Rain was
expect to be available at all times to help strategize with
him over hair-related concerns such as the choosing of shampoos, conditioners and hair gel,
split-end management and other issues related to long, curly hair.
Although specific reasons were not disclosed, sources close to the "Internet
personality" say Steve was greatly irritated by Rain’s cancellation of her
cellular phone. Furthermore, an unreliable answering machine at her residence only
fueled Steve’s resentment.
“When she turned off her cell phone and then her answering machine wasn’t
working at home, that was the last straw.” explained Steve.
Garufi, who became emotionally distraught as he read a press release in
front of his home, emphasized that Rain was “honorably discharged.” He articulated many
kind, affectionate words for the woman he placed on his list for the
top ten most influential people in his life.
Rain’s acclaim with Steve stem from her direct
influence in convincing Steve to enroll in the
Rising Star Communications classes in May 1999.
“Rain will always be my pal. And of course, she’s my angel. She got me
into Journey and she did a great job as Hair Consultant. I’m real proud of
her. I just sense it’s time for fresh leadership with my hair.”
Rain was unavailable for comment.