Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Curlers? Really?

I drove through some kind of time warp on the way home from work. For reasons I won't go into, I'' stuck scrolling thorugh radio stations these days to hear some music these days, and rarely pause on a station that's not broadcasting a song.

But, for some reason, I did stick on a station long enough to listen to a GEICO commerical today. One of the selling points was that anyone can, in fact, meet with a GEICO representative face-to-face should you desire to do so. Their business is not entirely online or over the phone. That is, unless you want it to be.

On the other hand, the friendly announcer let me know that if face-to-face won't work - because maybe I'm in curlers or something like that - the phone works just fine.

Curlers? I can't make an appointment with GEICO because I'm wearing curlers? He may be confusing me with Lucy Ricardo or Laura Petrie. Who on god's green earth wears curlers these days - especially long enough to be held captive in her house while her curlers take effect? Are you kidding me?

I'm sort of serious. If there is a woman out there who is taken out of the mainstream regularly and has to arrange her schedule around her curler-wearing habits, I want to meet her. I really do. And I want to take a really close look at your hair. If you're devoting curler time to it, it'd better be gorgeous.

GEICO is losing their clever edge if this is what passes for amusing these days.


Kathy said...

I've had some interesting conversations with my sister about how she used to work with her hair in the 60s. She used both curlers and soup cans. Oh, and ironed it, I believe. Crazy, but it made sense for that decade. But now? Can you even buy curlers anymore? Weird.

renee said...

hi Kathy -
Okay - I don't quite as far back as the 1960s but both my sister and I used to use HUGE pink rollers on top of our heads - with pour hair caught up in ponytails - so we could unroll them in the moring and have straight(er) hair than we would naturally.
I had a whole thing with hot rollers, too, for a while.
Now - believe it or not - I wash my (shoulder length) hair and let it dry...don't even blow dry it. Does that make me lazy, irrelvant, careless or just old? Maybe I'm just exhausted from drying my hair for the past forty years.
I'm taking the next forty off.
Thanks for your comment!!
Nice hair by the way!!