A Stylist’s Nightmare…


There are some things in life that are embarrassing…and then there are some that are just downright humiliating…the story you are about to read…is neither…not really…but…it did make me go…hmmm…

This weekend…was a writing marathon…which usually means…no makeup…no shampoo…just writing…which is fine and good…unless you unexpectedly need to go somewhere…then…there’s the decision…do I just go like I am and take my chances of running into somebody I know…or…do I take the time and effort to clean up before I go…

You probably see where this is going…

Okay…after what seemed like months of sitting at my computer…typing away…I realized that if I wanted to eat the next day…I had to get a few groceries…insert the above dilemma…

I chose the first option…I’d take my chances…and all was going well…until…right in the middle of the canned foods…I heard my name…I looked up from the cart…readying my list of excuses for my unkempt appearance…only to see my smiling hair stylist…

She didn’t comment on my hair…I didn’t offer any excuses…we just talked around it…but…after I walked away…I couldn’t help but wonder…did she want to make an announcement…hey…don’t look at me…her hair looked great when she left the salon…I can’t be responsible for what she does or doesn’t do to it on her own

I’m betting the thought crossed her mind…

I wish I could say that I’ve learned my lesson…but I know that I haven’t…I know that there will be another marathon something…that will find me unkempt…and seeking groceries…and I will slink to the store hoping against hope that I won’t see anyone I know…but…maybe…just maybe…I’ll wear a ball cap next time…

Hey…it couldn’t hurt…

Jane

10 thoughts on “A Stylist’s Nightmare…

  1. Love this!! I do the same thing…work cleaning the goat pen and then run out for milk in the same clothes. So glad all I run into are others dresses pretty much the same way!!

  2. As your stylist, I promise I didn’t even look at your hair except for the one time you called attention to it. When I’m off work, I’m truly off. Reverse that and think about how the stylist feels when she’s at Walmart looking her worst and running into clients. I was most excited about our discussion. Keep writing!

    • LOL…Detra…thanks…you made me laugh…I guess we all hate getting caught looking less than our best. I’m excited about our conversation as well…we’ll make it happen!

  3. Jane, I have a ball cap. And I’m not afraid to use it! Had an experience like this just yesterday! And just about every time I get out. I hardly bother any more. The best time to go to Wal-Mart is 3:00 a.m. You hardly ever see anyone you know then!
    Peggy

    • Peggy…I love that phrase…you simply have to use it as a title for something! 3:00am isn’t my shopping time although that is what time I get up during the school year…but I often do the sans makeup thing…but do try to keep clean hair…LOL!

    • Thanks for the compliment and the share. Living in a small town makes it almost impossible to ‘sneak’ anywhere…LOL! You are young and attractive…you can get away with it!

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