Drugging, drinking and depilation

I hit the bar at 5pm.

“You by yourself? Everything all right?’ said Mano as he tried to direct me to a booth

“I’ll sit at the bar”  I said, causing Mano to exchange a worried look with Randy, who was in charge of the early shift. They know I only ever go to Annie’s for breakfast with Tom and Mike, or for dinner with the kids in tow.

“What can I get you?” said Randy nervously. I only ever have a glass of red wine while I’m watching the kids scarf their burgers. “I’ll have a vodka and tonic” I said firmly “and make it a large one”

Little did my friends at the gay bar know, but I was following the excellent advice of my friend Jay in London, who never makes a depilation appointment without first popping a Disprin, and then ordering a stiff drink. Jay counsels the hirsute to plan their waxing for late in the day, and prepare for pain with a visit to the drug store and the nearest hostelry.  

“Can I get you anything else?”  said Randy as he watched me gulp my cocktail “No, I’m all set” I replied, wobbling from my bar stool and lurching towards the beauty salon next door.

One hour later, my legs are as smooth as highly polished pine, and I am still feeling no pain. 😉

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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One Response to Drugging, drinking and depilation

  1. Lucy says:

    and to think i’d only ever thought to use the “get the pain before the pain gets you” technique for children’s vaccinations. what was i thinking?!

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