Summertime for women is time consuming. We have to budget in pedicures so that our toenails look good peeking out of our sandals. Then we have to be sure our legs are smooth and shaven every day for summer fashions. Yep, summertime takes extra time for grooming. Thriving, for me, is getting the most out of every day I can.
Every summer I have to laugh remembering when I discovered hair removing wax. Wow...heat it up, spread it on and rip it off. My legs looked great for weeks and I was saving time. My thought was "Why stop with my legs?" I realized I could really save time by using it on my arm pits. I heated that wax up, and slapped it all over my arm pits. I let it cool. But when I tried to get a grip on pulling the cooled wax off, nothing happened. The soft tissue of my arm pit just held the goop and wouldn't give it up.
"Oh," I muttered, " Maybe I should look at the product instruction sheet." You guessed it. There it was in bold underlined letters: NEVER APPLY THIS PRODUCT TO ARM PITS. IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE. IT WILL TAKE WEEKS TO WEAR OFF.
I'm thinking impossible is too strong a word. Well, hours later after showering with the hottest water I could tolerate, pouring everything I could think of on my poor tortured wax dripping pits, I gave up.For weeks I lived with that goop on my arm pits. In talking with friends I would forget and let my arm fall against my body. When I would raise my arm I would scream out in pain. Puzzled folks would look worried, but my daughter would snarl, "Don't mind Mom. It's just her leg wax in her arm pits sticking her together. She's fine." The whole family became so accustomed to my screaming, that they paid it no attention.
Wish I could say that this wax saga was my only catastrophic incident caused by my failure to read instructions before jumping into action. Actually I have been guilty of maneuvering life's trails without ever looking at "maps" or the main Instructions: The Bible. Then, I would find myself all messed and hurting from the needless mishaps. Hope I can remember that pain from such impatience. I do want to read the "instructions" first before moving into action.
Yep, summertime always brings me vivid memories of leg wax on arm pits.