Monday, May 4, 2009

motherly advice.

Today a funny story from a few years ago came up. I figured it might be blog-worthy. First of all, the reason it came up was from a funny story Teeter was telling me. And, in this conversation she referenced a carbuncle. Not that she has ever had a carbuncle, not that she even knew what one was, but she mentioned one. Well, since neither one of us knew what she was talking about, we decided to look it up.

Well, take a little advice from me...

Do NOT google the images.

It's not worth it.

I think I threw up a little in my mouth when I saw the pictures.

In fact, I'm gagging as I type this.
{And I'm sure you're gagging while you read this because I know you just stopped to google carbuncle images}

Anywhoo...back to my story.

I came back from a 4-night, 5-day back-packing trip where I hadn't had a shower for the last five days (i.e. zits galore). After getting home and showering, my mom proceeded to ask if I was wearing any make-up.

Me: "Nothing other than mascara"

Mom: "Well, maybe you should consider starting"


The following week...yes...the story gets worse...

The following week I decided to take my mother's advice and headed to the mall for a makeover. I spent over an hour getting my makeup done at the Bobbi Brown counter and decided that I would take everything they had used. I left off a few of the gels and anti-wrinkle creams as well as the eye shadows but everything else I decided to buy. When they started to ring up my purchase the nice lady that had stared at every crevice of my face for the last HOUR, asked if I would like to open a Belk card to get 15% off.

I agreed. Please note, this was before I took the Dave Ramsey class.

When she rang up everything and took the 15% off, guess how much my total was?

200? 300? maybe even 400?


Well, how was I about to say I changed my mind???

So, instead, I just choked out a thank you and took my little tiny bag worth $500 to the car. As soon as I got to the car, I called my suite-mate hyperventilating. You would have seriously thought I had swallowed my tongue. As I explained this situation she attempted to take me seriously which is practically impossible. She finally agreed for me to come pick her up and bring her back to return the makeup and put it back on my credit card.

Needless to say, I haven't been back to Bobbi Brown.



  1. Man, that is too funny!
    When I make a purchase I wish I hadn't, I just ask my favorite co-worker to take it back.
    That doesn't bother her in the least.

  2. Oooh, I forgot, but you know I am googling a carbuncle.

  3. I would have written sooner, but I was taking back something for my co-worker.

    Seriously, last week I took a plate back to Bed Bath and Beyond for her. We both laughed so hard at this post!

  4. LOL! $496! Holy smoke! Too funny. And I need to google "carbuncle."

  5. I REMEMBER this story :) hahaha oh girl. And thanks, I too googled carbuncle and threw up a little in my mouth. guhhh

  6. Oh, did you see the ladder/shelf on Tales of Trees blog?