Summer has arrived in force, reaching temperatures of 39 degrees. “Feeling, Hot! Hot! Hot!” I decided to treat myself to a haircut.
As I was enjoying my head massage, I asked the hairdresser to give my eyes a treatment as well – colouring for my eyelashes and eyebrows. Why not?
I was very happy with the results and wandered into town to show off my new look. Surprisingly, I was very sociable and chatted away to several shop assistants as I browsed, tucking my newly cut hair behind my ears from time to time.
After an hour or two, I headed home and couldn’t wait to show my husband the new me (I hid the new shoes and handbag in the boot of my car – ssshhh!). However, I was taken aback at the quizzical look that greeted me.
“What’s the matter?” I asked. “Don’t you like my new hair-do?”
“Lovely hair, darling,” he said, with a continuing puzzled look on his face. “But there is something not quite right. I think you should look in the mirror.”
Well, as I peered at my reflection, I gasped in horror. My husband was right. The heat had worked overtime on my eyebrows, leaving smudges of huge, brown oval shapes across my forehead and around both eye sockets. I looked like a zombie having a very bad day. After twenty minutes of laughing at the ‘new’ me, I made a list of all the shops I mustn’t visit again in the near future.
Have you ever had an embarrassing meltdown?