Watching the Defectives

You know how much I love, love, love watching women on the train perform their morning rituals… moisturizing, plucking stray eyebrow hairs, applying foundation. Hell, applying their entire make-up routine in the middle of a public space… a crowded, un-hygienic space. But today I saw a woman, a young woman do something truly horrific: she shaved her mustache. To be more accurate, she didn’t shave. Nor did she pluck. She used a pair of scissors to cut the hair on her upper lip down to skin level. I suppose that would be considered trimming her mustache. Either way. It was a WOMAN. TRIMMING HER MUSTACHE IN PUBLIC!

There. I hope she’s happy. Not only did she scar me for life with this performance, but she also caused me to post in all caps. And bold. Gah. The humanity.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/03 at 07:33 PM in What the Fuck is Wrong With You People

(2) Comments
#1. Posted by Smithy on February 03, 2009

have had migraine to end all migraines today—now tolerating light. I checked your blog and now I have “Watching the Detectives” stuck in my head.


Also, I secretly fear that I will be that person. So I don’t carry any personal grooming accoutrements with me. I love tweezers.

#2. Posted by brette on February 04, 2009

my sensibilities are so, so offended. That’s worse than people sending me e-mails and documents in comic sans.

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