Friday, April 28, 2006

She's got Betty Davis eyes

Have you ever seen that episode of Seinfeld with The Soup Nazi? The soup stand has phenomenal soup but you need to order it in just such a way otherwise you're thrown out ("no soup for you!"). This is how I describe the place where I get my eyebrows threaded. The woman does such an awesome job but you have to jump through hoops to get to her. There are like 15 haircut stations at this place and you tell the "receptionist" what you want (haircut, coloring, waxing, threading) and he sends you to a specific station. Lord help you if you didn't hear the number when he initially mumbled it because he will chastise you in front of everyone. My actual eyebrow lady never smiles. In fact I can't confirm if she even has any teeth. The only things she says are "hold here" "thank you" and my personal favorite "mustache too?" Bitch. That one comment sent me on a tailspin which caused me to ask my husband 10 times an hour if I had a mustache.

I would be more upset if my eyebrows didn't look freaking awesome right now.


Blogger Beks says...

and she'll tease you
and unease you...
all the better to please you

Fri Apr 28, 09:11:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Mint Chutney says...

b.- EXACTLY! That was the exact line I was singing on the way home!

Fri Apr 28, 11:25:00 PM CDT  
Blogger AB says...

What about a pic of those awesome eyebrows:-)

Sat Apr 29, 12:58:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Sue says...

That's one of the things that my mum-in-law holds against me, that I don't 'do' my eyebrows. Over my dead body, ses I. They may not be perfect but nobody's pulling my hairs out while I can feel it!

Sat Apr 29, 01:34:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Madame Mahima says...

*gasp* not ONLY do we get visited at the same time monthly...apparently we get our eyebrows done at the same time too!

mine hurt like a bitch but they look *mr burns style* eeeeeeexcellent.

but im still a little worried abt leaving the fate of my brows in someone elses hand..ive heard SO many horror stories!

the moustache thing was hilarious! what a cow!

Sat Apr 29, 10:09:00 AM CDT  
Blogger jhantu says...

Err is your eyebrow plucker chinese, my barber is and i asked her to take an inch of my hair and she though i meant "keep an inch". And this after waiting for 20 mins ala nazi soup and now mint eyebrow style!!!

Sat Apr 29, 03:39:00 PM CDT  
Blogger The Box says...

The first time I took all my hair off, my barber got offended. He didn't buzz it all the way to the skin and I told him - nicely - that I wanted it ALL off.

He told he it was 'enough' and curtly asked for money. Weird.

I think all people in the hairstyling industry are eccentric to say the least. I'd hate to think how ladies who go in for a bikini wax get treated.

Sat Apr 29, 10:47:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Nish says...

heheh..thats friend had her eyebrows waxed at this chinese place..and the lady asked her if she wanted her cheeks/chin waxed and then proceeded to say..u indians are very hairy no.

Its like point taken biatch!

Sun Apr 30, 01:43:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Grafxgurl says...

You and mahi too~!!!!!

YES!! i do know how women get treated at a bikini wax!!!!!!!

THEY BOIL YOU! i tell you THEY BOIL YOU!!! THEN they ask you what "design" you want!!!

ah my gad!

Sun Apr 30, 02:22:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Wandernut says...

I've decided to pluck my own eyebrows cos every threading lady I go to ALWAYS thread too much... Sigh... I just want it shaped... and to them it's THIN brows or NO brows.... eeek!

Mon May 01, 12:20:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Ph says...

I love those types. You know where you stand with them.

Tue May 02, 08:51:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Jay says...

At risk of sounding less than 100% gay, what exactly does an eyebrow lady do? Does she pluck 'em for you?

-refrains from asking about Minty's moustache-

Tue May 02, 04:46:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Pegs says...

I think I'm getting into this blogging thing. Mint, thanks for the job lead. Send me anything you've got.
I read a few old entries, and guess what? I don't like to shop, either. We're about the same age and live in the same town. I have no kids...except the 23 13-year-olds I see daily.
J: An eyebrow lady can wax or thread, but plucking is just the touch-up work at the end.

Tue May 02, 06:15:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Essar says...

OMG - I swear all of those parlour women are the biggest bitches alive especially the women that do threading. The way they vindictively assault your upper lip and eyebrow area is not funny! so much venom. sheesh!

Wed May 03, 07:52:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Sunrayz says...

hi mint! :) just feels nice to be back to regular blog reading. loved chutney and the kds pics on earlier posts...

Wed May 03, 08:15:00 AM CDT  

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Fri May 05, 06:48:00 AM CDT  

I haven't tried threading yet, but I plan to some day. (Everyone swears by it; I have yet to hear any complaints.)

Fri May 05, 06:50:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Anil says...

Hahaha...... I had to laugh out loud when I read that "Moustache too?" line. That threading woman will get clawed by some lady one day :-)

Mon May 22, 12:59:00 AM CDT  

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