Wednesday, April 30, 2008
"As Useless As..."
I experienced a time of sober reflection and self-flagellation (not of the physical sort) while at the hairdresser’s yesterday. In fact, I am still reeling.
I overheard a woman (approximately my age) relate the following activities she has either recently engaged in or will be taking part in.
(Note – eavesdropping is a given at a hair salon. You can’t help but overhear these conversations.)
Her “To Do” List
Climb a mountain this summer.
Be a guest speaker on a cruise ship.
Host a party for 18 that evening.
Her “Recently Done” List
Completed a 10K run and came second.
Something about a massage. I think she gives massages. (Sometimes it’s difficult to hear over the sound of the hairdryers.)
I’m not 100% sure, but I think she is also a motivational speaker. (She certainly motivated me to get off my ass and do something…)
There was more, but I didn’t catch all the details. (Again, interference from the damn hairdryers.)
Not impressed? Well, if I heard all of this in under half an hour, just imagine what else she’s doing.
To add insult to injury, she has naturally curly hair.
I feel shallow and under motivated.
I am shallow and under motivated.
And I am NOT posting my own “To Do” list.