Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The 911 Hair Dilemma

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I pulled myself from bed this morning and started my regular routine for a normal school day.

Yeah, you know the type of steps that I’m talking about to get oneself ready for a day of just about any type: showering, shaving, fixing your hair, dressing, eating breakfast, and finally brushing your teeth.

Now, maybe this isn’t your particular schedule, but I imagine that it’s something pretty close.

However, this morning I did the unthinkable…

I did one step out of order: I brushed my teeth after shaving.

Bad move.

I got dressed and—with not a lot of time for breakfast—I headed to school, deciding I’d wear the tie I got from ‘Joey’ for Christmas. After all, I’d left it at school after my last time of wearing it.

I arrived at work around 7:00 and took my stuff to the classroom. I grabbed my tie and headed to a mirror to put it on.

As I looked at my reflection staring back at me, I gasped.

I’d completely forgotten to do anything with my hair.

Whoa, just wait a minute here Teachinfourth, why is this even a concern? After all, doesn’t your hair always have a messy kind of look to it?

Yes, it does…but imagine hair with no gel in it whatsoever.

Needless to say, it wasn’t pretty. I looked like an overgrown Chia Pet. That, or a puffball.

Since I had students arriving in the next few minutes for before-school homework lab, I had no time to drive home and remedy the problem. So, I did what any other sane person would do in my situation.

I called up a friend.

I must admit that it’s a good friend who’d be willing to bring you hair gel at the early hours of the morning, and save you from a notoriously awful ‘bad hair day.’

Yes, that is a good friend, indeed.

18 comments:

Rachel said...

And it is a good friend who sneaks some of that hair glue in one of their student's mailboxes cuz they want hair just like Mr. Z.....

It's nice having good friends. Friends you can call and they'll come running with the oddest things.... like Nat. coming and getting puked on bedding and washing it for me.

Laura said...

Isn't bedhead actually in these days? :)

Joan said...

Chia pet? Not good. Yay, for good friends!

Cherie said...

I would have thought you might have fit right in with the kids - then again that is probably not the look you were going for :-D

I crack up sometimes because you can tell that some of those kids have rolled out of bed 3 days straight without touching their hair. It stands up with no gel what-so-ever!

BTW my order is make bed, shower, dress, do hair, make-up, brush teeth (I don't eat breakfast). That has been my routine, minus the make up part, since I was just a kid - it is like a list in my mind that I visualize so I totally get it!

Connie said...

Doing your routine out of order can be disastrous! (As you found out)
Thank Heaven for good friends!

Michelle said...

Why didn't you just use Elmer's from your cabinet??? Lol

Kristina P. said...

I call my husband Q-Tip Head when he doesn't have gel in it. We have a very healthy relationship.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Wonder if Joey had any spare gel in his cubby?

Rhoda said...

That's awesome...way to go "really good friend!" Saved the day with hair gel--it can be done!

Trevor said...

WOW, that is quite a friend you have!

Just SO said...

Good friends will always help you out when you are having a bad hair day!

tammy said...

I totally thought you were going to say you headed to the lunchroom to look for something to use or broke out the Elmer's glue.

Mamma has spoken said...

So did you leave the bottle of hair gel in your desk drawer just in case it happens again?

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

After arriving at work twice this year and discovering I had forgotten my makeup, I'm just really glad to hear that men do stuff like this too.

emilyaearl said...

I would have paid good money to see your Chia head!

Mikki said...

I have a routine in the shower and occasionally I go out of sequence and without fail, I end up omitting something. Gotta' love routine. And definitley, gotta' love a good buddy.

Karen Peterson said...

We all need friends like that.

Never, EVER abandon the morning order. Bad things happen.

Em S said...

Been there...done that, morning happen too early too often and so the mindless tasks have to have their order, or chaos ensues.

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