Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Ahh, the Stupidity (aka Phantom Hair Panic)

I truly, truly, truly am an idiot. This morning confirms it. Okay, the details...

This morning I was checking things out in the bathroom mirror. You know the drill: is my nose still in the middle, do I still have two eyes, are my ears still attached, is the dry skin next to my mouth getting better, etc. And, while still doing the close up inspection, I noticed a HONKIN' HUGE HAIR! In a NOT ACCEPTABLE place! There, growing out of a (tiny) mole on my left cheek, was a wiry ginger hair! Excessive use of exclamation points aside, I was in "Holy C@#p! How long has that been there?" land.

So, in a panic, I reached for my trusty tweezers, and proceeded to undergo an emergency face-hair-ectomy. I grasped and I grabbed, I cursed and I moaned, but I just couldn't get the bugger! Frustrated by two futile minutes of unsuccessful tweezing, I tossed the tweezers into the corner, leaned back for a deep breath, then went in again for another look.

And, low and behold, realized that for the past few minutes I had been (a) in a major panic about, and (b) mangling my face with tweezers over . . . a stray hair from my head, growing where it is supposed to grow, that just happened to have been slept on at an odd angle and was sticking out sideways. A little dab of gel or a hairpin, and all could be saved.

Apparently it is time for NEW GLASSES!

2 comments:

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

hahaha! Thanks for the morning laugh! Unfortunately I'm at the age where I really *do* have unwanted hairs that need removing. sigh.

teri springer said...

Oh Gawd....I'm with Lisa....great giggle. Been there, done that.....I am always amazed by the eyebrow hair that can sprout and seemingly grow to a length of 4" overnight....

teri