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.
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.