Saturday, April 22, 2006

Overheard In D.C.

Overheard in D.C......

" my hair stylist was obviously distracted, and he left the dye on my eyebrows, but I didn't know it, so I was wandering around all day with this...gel on my face, and it wasn't until I got into Lord and Taylor looking at handbags, and I wiped my forehead and this....stuff came off...then I realized I had been walking around with these overpainted gooey eyebrows in every store I had been in that day."

Her story went into more depth than that, as she explained to her friend the lengths she went to later that night to lighten her brows from being so dark. Then she abruptly turned to me, a total stranger, and said, "What do you think? Are they balanced? Did I get it all?"


Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

And what did you say in reply? More important, what kind of look did you have on your face?

8:07 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

To be honest, my first expression, when she and her girlfriend walked up and stood next to me was "run," because she was announcing to her friend how she had "just not been able to shake this cold and it's really turning into something nasty and I feel lousy." You know the type: Typhoid Mary. So I wanted to finish my transaction and bolt, trust me.

What I said to her was, "If you hadn't told me, I would never have known. Your eyebrows appear normal in tone and the coloring suits your hair and face." Ever the diplomat. Sigh. Her response to me was, "Well. I worked really hard trying to get as much as I could off so that it wouldn't show, but I feel so unbalanced."

This is where you step forth Reya (and Chairborne) and say, "There are people dying from wars, and you're worried (sarcasm) about feeling unbalanced by your eyebrows."

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Dave EE o said...

But .. did the collar match the cuffs ? Did the cup match the saucer ? Did the carpet match the drapes ? Did the shoes match the bag ? Oh, but I forget, all these beauty shop women vist the House Of Wax too, so who would know ?

1:00 AM  
Blogger I-66 said...

Oh if only you so much as snickered before giving your answer...

That would've increased her paranoia at least 3 fold.

Er... not that I would, yanno, wish that on anyone or anything O:)

12:34 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Your diplomacy is commendable.....I commend it to my mind and mouth to be used in a future encounter where I will be tempted to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind!


2:39 PM  
Blogger MissThi said...

It's good that it hadn't dripped into her eyes, blinding her! Or burned off some skin. Or caused her eyebrows to fall out. There are so many other terrible personal things which were avoided. I would probably give the colorist a stern talking to, however.


7:17 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I'm wondering how anyone could not notice globs sitting in their eyebrows.

1:31 AM  
Blogger Megarita said...

I realize after reading pieces like this -- ones that offer up truly stunning beauty options that I had not even considered -- that I must look like poop warmed over. At least my eyebrows. Good gravy!

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Wrethcat said...

I'm feeling like I could go for some blonde brows...LOL

So, who doesn't look in the mirror and critique their hair and other attended to items before leaving a salon? Serves her right. Next time she will pay more attention.

Someone like myself would have been right back to the salon giving them hell the minute I noticed anything awry (but then again I would have looked before I paid, or left).

As for a response to the woman's inquiry, I would have tilted my head to the side in that quizzical way and shook my head before saying..."Mmmmm could be better." Then I would have dashed off to whatever was most important on my list of shenanigans without so much as a backward glance.

>^, ,^<

11:26 AM  
Blogger Smash said...

I once left a salon after a red-dye job and realized later that I had dye on my neck, ears, shirt and skirt. And, it was my birthday.

1:07 PM  

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