This is an awesome weekend because it is Mother’s Day weekend. So, all of our topics for the next couple of days will be about mothers, women and the fun things we notice about our female friends and families.
Today, I went out to Bury St. Edmund because we are getting close to the end of the school term. This is our last year in the United Kingdom and we don’t want to come home without saying that we have traveled to some of the awesome places around Europe.
Before I could hit the travel agency, I decided to go in the bank and help a friend by paying a deposit for his doggie. As I was standing in line waiting to see a cashier, there was a lovely elderly lady standing at the counter, she turned around and smiled. I smiled back. This went on for several minutes. Finally she walked away and left the bank. As I was walking out, she was standing there.
“Are you an American?” I answered politely, that yes, I was an American. She started to chat about how she visited America in the 70s. Of course it was Florida. I am starting to think that we don’t allow the British to travel anywhere else but Florida and New York City.
If you all read my profile, you know that I am completing my masters in Gerontology, which is the (to be politically incorrect) “OLD PEOPLE ARE FOR ME DEGREE.” In other words, I just love them and I want to work with them. So needless to say, when a senior citizen wants to talk to me, I will stop and make the time. Even if I was not getting my degree in gerontology, I feel they have earned my time through age and wisdom.
The nice sweet lady continued to tell me about her trip to Florida. The whole time she is telling me the story, she is adjusting her wig. She pulls it to the right, left, to the front and then to the back. Anyone knows when someone wears a wig, knows when they are adjusting their wig, you cannot laugh. You have to keep a straight face. I found it so distracting that I could not concentrate on what she was saying.
So, my question ladies, to those of us who like the diversity in the hair “garde-robe”, should hair adjustments be a public event? Wigs are not really my thing. I am more of a weave type sista but between hair styles, I am not opposed to the occasional wig. But when I wear mine, I try to make sure that it is pin down to the max so that I don’t have a hair malfunction of this sort.
Over the years, I have known some wig wearers but she is the first person that I have seen who adjusted one right on the street in front of a stranger. So ladies, while it is funny that our little sweet lady was engaging in a public hair adjustment ceremony, we have to think outside the box about the meaning of this event. There is a lesson to be learned here. And no, the lesson was not that my weave is looking a little jacked up right now, because I just got it done, so I am looking hot in front my mirror ladies. The lesson is
PIN YOUR WIGS DOWN
And if your grandmother is a wig wearing woman, please take care of her. Don’t send your Grandma out without pins and a wig cap! Public Hair Adjustments are a NO! NO!
Happy Friday My RMC friends and family,