Friday, November 7, 2008

No Offense......

I had to laugh at a comment left on my blog the other day.....

Your freckles are precious; and if you would get your eyebrows waxed, which would shape them, you would be even MORE beautiful! I couldn't believe the difference once I started doing it myself. Please don't take offense!

Why would the final part (no offense) make me not feel bad? What is it with the "no offense" comment that would take something kind of mean spirited and make me totally do a 180 and think "Oh, well they said "no offense", so I cannot be upset". Your butt looks like you have eaten a whole lot of Halloween candy...you better lay off, No Offense.....I cannot be mad, you said no offense! Seriously. No offense. LOL! Your boyfriend smells like ham, no offense! Seriously, ham - and I am not supposed to be upset about that revelation!?!?! Your feet are big, your shirt doesn't match your pants, your car sounds like it needs an oil change, your pork chops are dry and you don't know how to dry emboss...no offense....(does that two word phrase really undo all the mean?).....I don't know....

In all seriousness, I wasn't upset with the comment. I actually thought it was funny, because I do take care of my eyebrows. I don't have them waxed every week, but my hairdresser takes the time to wax them occasionally. I know that she even said to me that she likes to keep them "natural looking". I have the salon take care of them now because of the "eyebrow incident" of 2007.

I recall that one time when I was having a pedicure done and I asked the woman to take care of my eyebrows while I was there. I was probably 7 months pregnant with Genevieve....bloated to the gills, but my toes were painted nicely. Like anyone really pays attention to the toes of a woman pregnant with her sixth child....for crying out loud....I looked like I was going to pop any second....but my toes looked good, and I was attending a formal gathering with Todd and his co-workers at a resort in Lake George. Dammit, my toes looked good....but the eyebrows were shabby - so while I was at the nail salon, I made the mistake of trying to get the woman to take care of them. {shudders} She waxed and plucked and seemed to painstakingly take extra long. She never showed me a mirror, she just took my money and I went waddling out to the minivan to head home to get ready for the night on the town. As I was driving through the mall entrance road, I glanced in the rearview mirror. The glance made me gasp and I glanced again...this time longing in the mirror at my reflection.....

GASP!

WHAT THE HECK! Those were NOT my eyebrows. They were a thin line of hairs that looked like they were glued just above my eyes. HOLY CRAP! I nearly ran off the road.

So, my friends {do I sound like McCain?}, I do get my eyebrows done....just not unnaturally shaped....












15 comments:

Kim said...

OMGosh, thank for the giggle!! Here's to women with natural looking yet shaped eyebrows!!

Jessica said...

What??? Seriously??? To the not nice person that posted that - please keep your unsolicited opinions to yourself. No offense... ;-)

Terra said...

Too funny...I think your brows look perfectly fine. Lovin' your blog!

Prinny said...

I love you BETHIE!!! :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Snort, snort, snort...chortle, chortle...tee hee...omg...loved your response, loved your story. Thanks for the giggle.

Vera Matson said...

It's so sad how people feel bold enough to make comments like that online.

I'd rather have healthy, happy kids and husband than spend hours in the salon on my hair, nails, brows, etc.

Thanks for sharing your 'eyebrow incident' story. Funny!

Anonymous said...

You look just fine to me and I enjoy your blog. :) Katie in MI

stamp500 said...

The things people feel the need to comment on...

Gabriela said...

Unbelievable! No Offense? I guess that makes it alright? WTF? That's just like the half-hearted apology that rings with insincerity when the offending party refuses to even admit their words were offensive - as in: "well IF I hurt your feelings, I'm sorry". That's not an apology, and "No offense" does not minimize the sting of such a bold, and might I add unsolicited, opinion. I'm impressed that you took the time to express yourself and not take it lying down. Your post is RIGHT on, Beth! Well said, my friend.

spoole said...

Okay ... so I admit, I had to take a look at your picture, up close so I could view the eyebrows in question ... Uh huh, yeah, I see them now ... THEY LOOK FINE TO ME! No offence! Question for you ... how long did it take the mishap at the nail salon to grow out? I'm going through a little "mishap" myself ... are eyebrows supposed to have bald spots?! Cheers to your sense of humor!

Anonymous said...

I think your eyebrows looked natural, but groomed. I hate the trend of pencil thin eyebrows--no offense to anyone with eyebrows like that ;)

Sharon said...

Chinkling, Bethie!! I love you to death sweets! I think your eyebrows are brilliant! (Must not have been a southerner who made the eyebrow comment - we would have said, "You are so cute, but your eyebrows need some work, bless your heart! LOL)

Alexis said...

Your eyebrows look great!! I have always had full eyebrows because my mother always warned me that if I plucked too much they would never grow back in. So see sometimes we do listen to our moms!! I would have rather have groomed eyebrows than no eyebrows, NO OFFENSE!

PJBstamper said...

I shudder to think what that person would have said if they'd seen my eyebrows!!!

n8tvtexan said...

LOL Thanks for giving me a giggle this morning. My day started off bad (venting ranting blog to come later lol). Your eyebrow post brightened my day. Anywho......the "no offense" comment sounds like something my sis would say. I know when I hear,"I'm sorry but....." that the next words out of her mouth will be ugly and rude. If you have the sense to apologize before or right after you say something, then you have the sense to know it just might hurt someones feelings.
No offense to the original comment poster but I think your eyebrows look just fine! lol

 

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