Thursday, July 8, 2010

When Did That Happen?

A friend, who shall remain nameless, was visiting the cosmetic counter at Belk's the other day when she made a horrifying discovery.  She was in search of a new brand of makeup, since her favorite brand has been discontinued.

Finding a new brand of makeup is about like trying to buy a new bra when they no longer make the style you've worn for years, so she tried out samples of lots of things.  As each one was applied, she gave her face a close scrutiny in the giant mirror on the counter.  And that's when she saw it—a rather large lump right on her jaw line.

"What's that awful growth?" she wondered.  "Do I have cancer?"

Turning her face to the other side, she was more astonished to see an identical growth on her right jaw.  She felt them gently with her fingertips.  There was no pain, so it didn't appear that she had injured herself.

It was then that she placed an index finger on each cheek, pushing her skin upward.  Miraculously, the growths disappeared.

"They were gravity sags!" she disgustedly announced.  "When did that happen?"

"Yep," I said.  "It happens to most of us."

My advice to her was this—don't ever look down at a mirror!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That is so funny. I use to have high cheek bones, now they have even sagged. lol Hugs, Marty

Joyce said...

Tis sad but true...things seem to just shift, drop, and appear overnite.

My Arkansas ties are a little slim but I claim all my Southern roots : ) Little Rock. She lived there until she was 9.

Have a nice weekend!

Baumbastic said...

Nearly every time I look in the mirror, I wonder when those changes happened!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Ain't aging grand?

Well - - - it sure beats the alternative I guess.

xinex said...

LOL! Unfortunately we can't stop it, can we?...Christine

Marydon said...

Stand over a mirror & look down INTO it ... OUCH! All those fabulous beauty marks moved ... oy!

LOL cute write.

Have a lovely summers eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOL!! I can SO relate!! Gravity is just so UNFAIR!! I hate looking in my magnifying mirror and I have to do it everyday when I put on my make up. I ask myself everyday, when did that happen!

Age is reality!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Sue said...

I am dying laughing over here and I have to be quiet because the Boss is napping (that's what he does best)...Gravity sags...Oh now I know that they have a name...I've had those for years now....I have them under my eyes as well...growing old sucks!!!

nanny said...

Yep looking down can be a scary experience/lol

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You've got me laughing Kathy. I can laugh, because I don't ever look down into a mirror. I also avoid looking into a magnifying mirror. No telling what is on my face that I don't know about!! laurie