Thursday, July 11, 2013

Plucked Over

                                    
Before we left on vacation,  I scheduled an appointment to get beach ready from head to toe. I couldn't get into my regular nail salon, so I went to another place that I hadn't been to in a while. The first order of business was an eyebrow wax. I was shown to a dark lit room where I waited momentarily for the technician.

I was surprised when two women walked in. I didn't think that my eyebrows were that unruly. I was told that it would be faster if they both worked on me. I recognized one of the women, but she didn't seem to remember me, and they weren't big on small talk. Besides, I was quite concerned that this was some crazy competition. What if one decided to go Edward Scissorhands on one eyebrow, and they didn't match?  I had a long road ahead of me, as this was only the first stop before we reached the underpass on the way to the pedicure.

I was relieved when they handed me the mirror. I still had both of my eyebrows, and I didn't look like Two-Face from Batman. They turned around while I undressed for a bikini wax. I could have sworn I heard thunder and lightning as I nervously blurted out instructions, " Nothing fancy. Just a little spring cleaning."

While I was stretched out on the table in my bloomers, I had a lot to think about as they were warming up the wax. Did I seriously still need two people for this? Was one there in case the other had a heart attack, and had to take over?  Since everyone was in the room with me, who was minding the store? There was a plate of candy at the front desk, and there had better be some left after all this. 

When they were ready to begin the head technician moved in for a brief glance to survey the area. Finally, she spoke, "Now I remember you."


46 comments:

  1. That happened to me in Spain many years ago only I didn't speak Spanish. I too was relieved when all turned out ok. The owner of the salon was British and we had quite a laugh about it on my way out.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Hilarious! But you're so brave. I've never had a leg wax never mind a 'you know where' wax!

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  3. Umm, I think I would just rather wear a skirt bathing suit than go through that.

    Very funny.

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  4. Spring cleaning? I'm thinking it was your wit that jogged her memory and not the condition of your underpass. LOL. Too funny.

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  5. LOL! Your lady flower must be memorable then. Love the pic!

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  6. That's a hell of a way to remember somebody. Too funny!

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  7. What a funny story. The lady must not have noticed your eyes before.

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    1. Yvonne - I don't think that she ever worked on my eyebrows before. Thanks Yvonne!

      Julie

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  8. Delores - For both of us apparently!

    Alex - You're right. She couldn't have timed it better!

    Yvonne - I wish that I was in Spain when it happened! Guess I'll have to go there for the next one!

    Rosalind - I've only done it on a few special occasions, and believe me it wasn't special!

    Arleen - I wish that I would have tried your suggestion instead! Thanks Arleen!

    I've always liked you Luanne!

    Shelly - Yes, the pic struck me funny too!

    Libby - Unfortunately, I was hardly in a position to argue with her!

    Thanks Beverly!

    Julie

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  9. Q: Why did the ugly lady feel the need to get a Brazilian on her head?
    A: She was called "Ass Face."
    Hey, it's not much, but I work for tips.
    Said the mohel.
    BA DUM BUM

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    1. You always make my day Al! Do you remember the temperamental mohel on Seinfeld? Whenever he got upset his hand would start to shake. Not a good trait for either profession.

      Julie

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  10. LOL, "Now I remember you." Hah! What's that supposed to mean, huh??? :-)

    And why are the waxing rooms always dimly lit, dang it???
    Some Dark Romantic

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  11. I guess the waxing rooms are a little darker because they don't want to be bothered with the faces we may be making from the "OUCH".

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  12. Hi Julie,

    I suspect this posting has raised a few eyebrows. I'm heading for Brazil :)

    Gary

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  13. Mina - See Munir's comment below for the answer to your second question. I would like to remain in the dark about the first.

    Munir - You are absolutely right! I'm surprised that the rooms aren't also soundproof.

    Gary - Perhaps this will inspire you to write about adventures in manscaping on the way to Brazil!

    Julie

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  14. HA! That's hysterical. Reminds me of the time I had to go see a drop-dead gorgeous GI doctor at his plush downtown office. We knew each other in passing from running into each other at the hospital where I worked, and I'm telling ya, pretty near every female in that hospital had at least half a crush on him. So, in his office, I was prepped by his nurse, so that when he came into the examining room, I was lying on my stomach on a tilted table, head down, and bare backside sticking way up in the air. In comes drop-dead, and he says, "Susan! So nice to see you!"

    (I can't believe you voluntarily get all that (OW-OW-OW!) waxing done!)

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  15. LOL! I love that she remembered you AFTER you got down to your skivivies!

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  16. Susan - Wasn't that story in your book? If not it deserves a special chapter in the sequel! BTW, It really wasn't that terrible minus the mental anguish! Thanks Susan!

    Kellie - It could have been worse. She could have had that heart attack right there! Thanks Kellie!

    Julie

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  17. Hahaha! Julie, that is priceless!! And yes, I can well imagine you must have been a bit nervous with having two of them…I mean, what were they about to do that needed the heavy mob?

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    1. Val - It was either part of a twisted training experiment, or they just needed something to do in between appointments. In any case, a good time was had by all! Thanks Val!

      Julie

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  18. This ending made me laugh out loud.

    I've never had two people for a wax before so this would have freaked me out too. I am such a nervous wreck that I probably would have panicked and run out of the room. It's all I can do to have one person in my personal space let alone two LOL. You also made me laugh that you didn't think your brows were quite that unruly. :D

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  19. LOL! That's what I believe the gynecologist thinks, too!

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  20. Julie - I should've left, but I just wanted to get it over with. As for my "personal space," some of my doctors have been at teaching hospitals, so I'm used to having unwanted visitors at inopportune moments. Thanks Julie!

    Carol - Mine probably does too, but he's more polite about it!

    Julie

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  21. LOL This is too funny. Why two therapists? Can't figure that one out...
    From the therapist's comment, I'm wondering about her associative memory when it comes to client faces... probably minimal...
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Michelle - I probably do need two therapists, but these were technicians! It's funny how there are different names for things in South Africa. I agree with you about her "associative memory." Thanks Michelle!

      Julie

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  22. I am simultaneously peeing my pants laughing and writhing with embarrassment. My advice? Boy-short swim-trunks. Banish bikini bumps 4-ever! Be remembered for your writing!!!!
    ~Just Jill

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  23. Jill - I wish someone would invent waterproof sweatpants, but the boy-short trunks sound nice too! Great last line! Thanks Jill!

    Thank you Jeff!

    Julie

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  24. Hi Julie - oh great!!! What a way to remember someone!! Honestly ..

    Well that's that .. til you head off on another holiday - I think I'd make plans to revisit your earlier salon!

    Happy weekend .. lots of laughs too ... Hilary

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  25. Oh My Days, the things women go through. Spring cleaning? What if she completed a full winter clean with her own creative mind? What if she wasn't happy with the last 'tip' you gave her? What if the wax was way too hot for those regions? It doesn't bear thinking about. Yes, it does. Why don't women start a campaign to have everything grow wild and rugged, just like back in the day, ha ha ha.

    I'd liked to be remembered by my name, ha ha ha ha ha ha.

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  27. Hilary - Fortunately, I won't have to worry about it for a long time, and you're right about not going back there. Hope you had a great weekend too! Thanks Hilary!

    Rum-Punch Drunk - I'm usually a pretty good tipper especially for something this mutually unpleasant, so I don't think she held a grudge. Uncovering more details about skin sensitivities to hot wax just takes away from the story, but that could have sparked her memory (since you brought it up). Funny, if I were a guy everyone would be congratulating me. Thanks for the laughs RPD!

    Julie

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  28. Oh my gosh. Not the way I'd want to be remembered.

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  29. I've always been scared to get waxed. Now, I'm more scared. It doesn't make sense there'd be two, unless one was in training - in which case, they should've told you that. At any rate, I hope you're happy with the results.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Robyn - Maybe she was in training to replace Joan Rivers!

      Julie

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  30. OMG. That is hilarious!!

    And also reminds me I need to make a wax appointment.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  31. Valerie - Hope your appointment is less eventful than mine was! Thanks Val!

    Julie

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  32. haha. you just make me snort out loud with laughter!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  33. Too funny, It reminds me of why I do self waxing.

    (I am happy to have internet for a few days).

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