I once read something that said ‘if you want to go to heaven – go to church, if you want to go to hell – go to a beauty salon. I guarentee you its more entertaining than television.
I just had the pleasure of sitting in a beauty salon for 2 hours while a very patient lady took the grey out of my hair. Oh my! The perils of getting older.
However, it was a chance to sit between two twenty-somethings and get a different, quite refreshing outlook on life. Ladies, for all of us, getting older dealing with aches and pains and dreaming of the days when we were 20-something, I say to you – Be Grateful.
First of all, did you know you can pay to have feathers put in your hair! (I am not making this up) It costs $12. And apparently this is quite a dilemma. The good news is the feathers can be straightened, curled and cleaned. Hmmm, I have dustballs in my home I can do that to, for free. Can you imagine showing up for work with feathers in your hair? My co-workers would have a field day.
Plus, did you know that the worst thing that can happen to you when you are twenty-something is not have plans on a Friday night. Having to stay home with nothing to do but sip on a quiet glass of wine is dastardly – I call that heaven, but then again, I’m not hip!
And then there’s man trouble! Whew, you learn some pretty new break-up lines in a beauty salon. ‘We can’t move in together, because my mom won’t approve’! If that doesn’t have the romance head south faster than a Canadian during a rough winter, I don’t know what will. Or ‘I will continue to act this way until you break up with me’… Nice guy.
Ladies, there are advantages to being older. In a hostage situation, you’ll probably be released first and your joints are probably more accurate than the weatherman But you know what, we tend to discard toxic people and surround ourselves with loving caring friends, and that’s not a bad thing. We have figured out what’s truly important and are better people for it.
I am proud to be turning 50 this year… yay