I had one simple goal when I woke up Saturday morning; get my eyebrows waxed. To the average person who gets their grooming done once or twice a month this might seem like a trivial task.
Personally, however, I don't seem to think about grooming until my annual spring cleaning. Clean your house, wax your face. Prune those grasses, shrubs and bushy brows. My problem is that I can never go the same place twice because my neighborhood shops go out of business. Perhaps the yearly de-forestation of my face is a deal breaker.
At work on Saturday, I thought about asking some friends where, and if, they get their brows done. "How often to you get your eyebrows waxed?" “Are you going to get your eyebrows waxed soon?" "Do you wax your eyebrows yourself or have it done?"
Maybe I was just sensitive because of my own unibrow, but it didn't matter how I worded it, it sounded bad. I may as well come out and say. “Hey, you should really think about cleaning up all that scraggly stuff growing where your eyebrows used to be."
I had an hour before I figured shops would be closing so I decided to drive down the strip on my way home and see if I could find a hair salon. Apparently the new trend is to ditch the waxing and hone in on the fingernails because every other shop was touting manicures. Then I remembered the little shop that had just opened up a few blocks from home, Miranda's
I pulled into the parking lot. They were still open. I hurried, hoping they would have time to clean me up. I read the sign on the door. That's unusual. Why would they need my ID? I opened my purse to pull out my wallet, pushed the door open and stepped inside.
Little boxes of green leafy plants covered the counters. I didn't ask about eyebrows. I didn't give them a chance to say what I knew they would say. I simply gave a sick little smile, backed out the door and asked myself. "What was I smoking."