Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today....I watched a women with her baby in stroller get on the crowded tram, stand in front of another couple with a 2 year old. The 2 year old girl was standing near the legs of her sitting father. This women who they clearly did not know took out a tissue and wiped their toddlers nose. She then got a wet wipe out of her stroller and wiped the girls face clean. All awhile the parents just sat there, either in shock or perhaps this is common. I stood a few feet away and  "was all OMG what is that women doing" "WTF"! Then she reached into her bag and gave the little girl a wrapped muffin....no communication is going on between women and parents just her and the little girl. Next she took out two little pink clips and started fixing the girls hair! The little toddler kinda started getting weirded out and was like wooooo this has gone too far, and pulled the clips out of her hair and threw them on the ground. I couldn't believe how ballsy this women was and why! The next stop off they all went in different directions and I sat there with my mouth wide open saying WTF was that mini baby makeover tram style! So bizarre!

We went back down to the Saturday flea market along the river. I totally cleaned up on more blue and white plates and such. But even better I realized I'm actually pretty good at holding my breath and can do it for some time. The level of BO today was an all time euro high!!

We also had to buy two light bulbs.....they cost 11.50 Euros each...that's about $15.00 per light bulb. Have you ever paid so much for a bulb the size of my thumb! We said to the guy holy sh@t are you kidding me. Everything here is so expensive....but people here think America is so expensive.

I apparently look like this:

While we were in the city I went to get my eyebrows threaded. My girl doesn't speak English and all I do it point to my eyebrows and say Ja! So she gets to work and is all oh my and other sounds to imply I have a uni brow and I'm asking her to solve world peace or something. I said they are bad uh? She is all Ja Ja Ja!
So after my brows are done and tears are running down my face from the pain, she points to my lip and says okay! And I'm like, You think it's bad and she makes a face and says Ja bad! Okay go ahead! Now that hurts, the pain level is close to child birth....seriously! Then so points to my cheeks and chin, I was like seriously am I the bearded women ....crickets....blank stare.....then I say is it bad? Ja it's bad! Okay go ahead!  Now this is me! Bald faced baby! 15 Euros later and a few tears!

And that folks was my Saturday!How about yours?

16 comments:

Cathee said...

What a Saturday! I bet you are going to miss all the wierdness! But, 15 Euros for "all" that threading, now that sounds cheap.

Ann said...

Great stories today! Soak it up while you can! And I hope you find someone to thread your face in New York. I haven't tried it yet but anytime I see a sign for it I think of you!

Mark said...

The story of the woman on the tram, that was crazy.
And I was cracking up at your painful trip to the parlor.
Hope tomorrow is better

Sonya said...

Im laughing so hard right now..lol I got to get my hair cut and this girl falls over herself trying to get to me. When she knows I only speak enlgish she tells me :"Your hair must be cut right away and never again in this length. Your hair is so terribly thin we must cut it all one length to help out as much as we can"..WTH back home it was always..You dont have thin hair, you have fine hair and alot of it..Im thinking the girls back home were blowing smoke up my butt..LOL

That is weird about that woman and baby. If someone tried that with my kids I would be smacking them silly.

SamiJoe said...

ha ha--ya what was that lady on the tram doing?? i'm not sure how i would have reacted either!

LOL, a whole face waxing eh...too funny!

Unknown Mami said...

I can not believe the weirdness on the tram!

Mrs. Lovely said...

I'm not sure I'd be willing to get anything done involving hair if the person didn't speak the same language as me! You're brave!!

Kristina P. said...

A mustache suits you!

Shelle said...

i don't know...maybe i need a woman like that...

Traci said...

OMG that brings WTF to a new level! I think I woudl have flipped out totally.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

The tram incident: I am speechless!

And yes, light bulbs are hideously expensive. We have a bunch we need to replace before we move... The light fixtures are so high up too. I've been waiting for my husband to have 5 minutes free so he can change them for me.

Hope your face has recovered from your beauty treatment! Ouch!

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Your threading was cheaper than your lightbulbs!

And the makeover lady on the tram? WEIRD! Were you thinking, "oh, I can't wait to blog about this!"?

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

The parents should've stepped in. That was one psycho lady!

Sorry that you had such a painful experience. At least the results are good, right?

lisaroy said...

ok, your blog just makes me crack up!
your stay over there is certainly giving you lots to blog about! Funny how lightbulbs cost more than threading and what is up with the woman on the tram? : )

Mrs4444 said...

OMG, you're hilarious! I had my eyebrows threaded once, and it pissed me off, because she had promised, "I hurt you, you not pay!" After the hell I went through with the first one, was I really going to say, "Nah; I'll quit. Just skip the other one and give me my money back." Pure friggin' TORTURE. Makes childbirth look like a tea party, if you ask me!

That lady with the baby was weird, but the parents are equally odd. Who would allow that? Bizarre...

Dita said...

OH, I am cracking UP......I am afraid to try the threading...terrified actually!

Happy June...yep, 27 days, er, uh, TWENTY SIX now!