Saturday, December 05, 2009


As I continue on my little rant from the other day (the day I was a first responder after a not-so-intelligent fellow flipped his motorcycle) let me first preface this rant by saying I am guilty of this offense.

Sometimes I apply makeup whilst I'm driving.

I know.

It is bad. It is not good. It is something I should never do.


But, I still do it sometimes. I really try to wait until I am in a traffic jam (which can occur at any given time here in the middle TN area) or when I am at a traffic light. But that is not always the case. Sometimes I will apply makeup when I am on a long stretch of straight road.

I try to keep one hand on the wheel.

However, I have never been quite as precise as the lady in front of my car today. She spent the ENTIRE LENGTH of a very long red light applying mascara.

To. One. Eye.

More that 45 seconds.

One. Eye.

Now, take just a minute (okay, really just 45 seconds) and see how long that really is.

It's okay. I'll wait.

(Jeopardy tune humming)

Now imagine applying mascara to ONE EYE for that length of time.

The girl could have waxed BOTH eyebrows in that amount of time.

Or her upper lip.

Or her legs.

I sat in stunned amazement. Was she applying mascara to each individual lash? Was she OCD?

We'll just never know.


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Mary said...

Maybe she has a rhythm each morning. At this particular red light she applies to the left eye. At the next red light she applies to the right eye. It's something she cannot stray from no matter how long she is actually sitting at the light. It would throw off her entire morning. I'm glad I don't work with her.