May 20th, 2008

  • jantra

More Eyebrow Problems...

All these recent eyebrow posts reminds me of my own eyebrow suck.

I shave my eyebrows sometimes. Yes, it sounds very weird, but I cosplay (meaning I wear costumes) and the particular character I cosplay does not have eyebrows. After many failed attempts at covering them with makeup, I started to shave them.

Well, when they are growing back in... its a terrible beast. They are very, very thin for the first month, and of course, start to get out of control. Even when they ARE full grown in, I have a strange missing bald-spot on my one eyebrow due to my mom accidentally clocking me with a hot curling iron when I was a kid.

So, after about a month, I decide to wrangle these puppies back into shape. I go to the salon I had used previously, but got someone I hadn't gotten before. I very carefully explained the following (obviously not in these short statements but nicely. XD):

1) I have a bald spot. I pointed it out to her, seen even though my eyebrows were thin.
2) Note that the eyebrows are thin because the hair is growing back in. Please DO NOT make the eyebrows skinny. They need to be shaped, but still wide.
3) I end up with very red skin from waxing, so please use aloe or cream afterwards since I have to go back to work.

She smiled and seemed to get it. I laid back comfortably and confident I would no longer look like a yeti had settled onto my brow.

I get it all done, and look in the mirror.

WTF. My eyebrows were almost GONE. They were so damn skinny that, because they were thin, they were just... gone. And it didn't even look like she remotely attempted to make them the same 'shape'. One was arcing in a weird way and the other was normal.

I just about cried on the spot. It takes longer for a waxing to grow back in then just when I shave it. I looked at her and said, perhaps a bit sharply, "Excuse me, miss, but did you listen to me when I was speaking before you did this? I said that I really didn't want my eyebrows skinny..."

"Oh but it looks so good on you!" The girl said, and walked off. I hadn't even gotten the aloe on my face.

I just stood there, stunned. I paid the $8.00 but refused to tip the $2.00 I normally do. It took about 2 months or more for the eyebrows to be grown back in. ; ;

Dominoes, 30 minutes, 40, maybe and hour or two!

I had ordered a pizza to my hotel room some time back. I sent a complaint the very next day about the pizza being 2 hrs to get the darn thing and then being overcharged on top of that. Here is what I got after filing a complaint.Thank you for taking the time to contact the Domino's Pizza Customer Care Team.  As a valued Domino's Pizza customer, your comments are extremely important to us.


I want to apologize for the situation you encountered at the Prattville location.  Domino's Pizza takes great pride in providing the quality products and service you have come to expect and trust every time you place an order with us.


Because your Domino's Pizza store is independently owned and operated, I have forwarded your comments to the franchise owner with the expectation that the franchisee will follow-up with you.  


We appreciate the opportunity you have given us to address your concern and improve our operations. Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us.  Your feedback is very important to us.


Our goal is to make every Domino's Pizza experience an enjoyable one!





The worst part is they never followed up.  Now I won't order from any Dominoes again....EVER!
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more tales of waxing!!!

The sheer amount of bad waxing stories here frightens me. I haven't heard one like mine yet, so I have to share. This story takes place circa 1998, I was about 14. I had only gotten a wax a couple times before, nothing consistent. I was a newbie.

I was on vacation at my aunt's house in Laguna Beach, CA and we decided to go to a salon. She got her hair done and I was going to get a eyebrow/lip wax. The girl pulls me to a room way back in the salon, and the waxing starts.

She spends at least 30 minutes on the first eyebrow, waxing and plucking a few at a time, which hurts like crazy, and asks me when she FINALLY finishes, "How do you want the other one to look?"

They should match????!!!??!?!?

Needless to say my wax took over an hour and didn't even turn out that great. The whole thing hurt like hell. My usual wax now takes about ten minutes on average. I wish I had known better back then to stand up a little for myself to this absolutely crazy lady!!