Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Waxing Horror Story

So a few years ago a friend sent this to me and I laughed so hard I cried! Thought I would share it with you ladies as a reminder of what we crazy women have to go through! Compared to men that is;)




All hair removal methods have tricked us with their promises of easy, painless removal. The epilady, scissors, razors, Nair and now.... The Wax!! My night began as any other normal weekday night. Come home; fix dinner; played with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours; "Maybe I should pull the wax out of the medicine cabinet?" So I headed to the site of my demise; the bathroom. It was one of those cold wax kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand and then they get warm and you peel them apart, press it to your leg (or wherever else) and hair comes right off! No muss, no fuss. How hard can it be? I mean, I'm no girly, girl, but I am mechanically inclined enough that I can figure it out. *YA THINK!!!* So I pull one of the thin strips out. It's two strips facing each other, stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. Cold wax my rear end (Oh, how this phrase haunts me!). I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. OK... So it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this!!! Hair removal no longer eludes me!! I am She-Ra, fighter of all wayward body hair and smooth skin extraordinaire!! With my next wax strip, I move "north". After checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom for the ultimate hair fighting championship. I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet. Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of the bikini line, covering the right half of my vagina and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (Yes, it was a long strip). I inhale deeply and brace myself.... RRRRIIIIIIPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!! I'm Blind!!!!! Blinded from pain!!!!!!... OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! Vision returning, I notice that I've only managed to pull off half of the strip. S**T!! Another deep breath and RRIIPP... Everything is swirly and spotted. Do I hear crashing drums????? OK, back to normal. I want to see my trophy - A wax covered strip with my hairy pelt that has caused me so much pain, sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip! There's no hair on it! Where is the hair?? WHERE IS THE WAX? Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair... The hair that should be on the strip. I touch. I am touching wax. S**T!!! I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake . . . . . . . Remember, my foot is still propped up on the toilet. I know I need to do something, so I put my foot down. DAMN!!! I hear the slamming of the cell door. Vagina? Sealed shut! Butt?? Sealed shut!!! I penguin walk around the bathroom, trying to figure out what to do and think to myself, "Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off." Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!! I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right?? *WRONG!!!!* I get in the tub - The water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment - I sit. Now, the only thing worse that having your nether businesses glued together is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the tub. In scalding hot water!! Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax. So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub!!! God bless the man what convinced me I should have a phone in the bathroom!!! I call my friend, thinking surely she's waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone. It's a very good conversation starter, "So my butt and who-ha are stuck to the bottom of the tub!" There is a slight pause. She doesn't have a secret trick, but does try to hide the laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located on bottom, "Are we talking cheeks or hole or what?" She's laughing out loud by now... I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box. YEAH!!! Right!!!!!! I would be the joke of someone else's night. While we go through various solutions, I resort to scraping the wax off with a razor. Nothing feels better then to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water, and then dry shaving the sticky wax off!!! By now, the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I slip into glazed donut land. My friend is still talking with me as my hand reaches towards the saving grace... The lotion they give you to remove the excess wax. What do I really have to lose at this point. I rub some on and OH MY GOD!!!!! The scream probably woke the kids, scared the dickens out of my friend, but I really don't care!! "IT WORKS!! IT WORKS!!" I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice, to my grief and despair... THE HAIR IS STILL THERE... ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!!!! So, I shaved it off. Heck, I'm numb at this point. Next week I'm going to try hair color . . . . . .

Hope you had a good laugh;) French

12 comments:

artis1111 said...

Frech, stop right there. Do you know how many people that screw their hair up and still have to go to the shop to have it fixed. It usually cost more to fix than what a simple color would be. Be warned .If you haven't done it before don't start. Kathy

Bridget said...

I defy anyone to read that story and keep a straight face!

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Penny said...

That was hilarious!

Donna said...

Ha Ha Ha!!! Boy did I need a good laugh!!!! :) Hey there Girlie!! Thanks for all of your support!!! Andre is feeling better... but now they are saying his liver is inflamed????? I am waiting for the Doctor's to call me now. I have been there all morning! I popped over to my office to take care of a few things! He (Andre) is asleep, so I will go back and check on him soon. I will fill you in later via email.

Justine said...

OMG! heeheeheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I think I read this one years ago, but what a classic! This is the kind of situation that Jill would get herself into, for sure!

Justine :o )

Buffie said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!! I haven't laughed so hard in days!!! OMG! I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to witness this one!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Still laughig hard TOOOOO funny!!!!!!!

Kathy said...

Oh French, you do know how to make a girl laugh and cry (oh the pain) at the same time. Kathy.

Old House Junkie said...

French, Thank you! I had the best laugh because of your story.
oldhousejunkie

onlymehere said...

This blog made me hurt big time! Oh my gosh, I've never waxed (but I do shave!) and this blog will definitely keep me from ever trying! OUCH! Oh my gosh French, that song Desperado takes me back. Don't worry though, no more high school blogs for quite awhile!

Julie said...

I was forced by my loopy friends to read this....They knew I'd laugh. And I did. I have tears rolling down my fat little cheeks. Thanks for posting this. Julie

SchmeckyGirl said...

I finally had a moment to pop over and read that was story Bigeee told me about. LMAO! That was hysterical.

Anonymous said...

I think I wet myself...the story is priceless :o)

Tiffany
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