I am not a vain woman but I do have some weird tendencies that might make me seem like one. I would never share this story were it not for a friend who said that the trait is not unique to me and his wife possesses a similar tendency. With just a few discrete inquiries, I found out that several of my friends (or their wives) share this trait. So here goes nothing…
Whenever I get my eyebrows shaped, I expect my husband to notice and compliment me (however undeserving the situation be). Almost every time, he doesn’t notice. So, I get offended that the love of my life does not take an interest in my appearance. He says it is trivial enough not to matter on the grand scheme of things. Things usually go downhill from there.
I would never in a million years have expected this to backfire as I enjoy these debates that we have so much that I look forward to them. One day, I think It might have been post the ‘No Shave November’ month or so, I was out in the living room watching Netflix and my husband comes out of the shower and we discuss our Lunch Plans.
Five minutes later, in an angry tone
He: Don’t you ever … ever talk to me about the 1-2 hair that you get removed along your eyebrows again.
Me: Huh? (*Confused now)
He: (waits a minute for it to sink in. Starts Laughing)
Me: What are we talking about again?
He: I had a full beard a while ago and you did not notice that I now have a clean shave.
Me: But J, I don’t think that counts. I love you however you groom yourself. You know I find you very good-looking….
He: (*Interrupts my explanation laughing uncontrollably now) Nice try Sam. It is not going to work. I think we can end this topic for good. Never ever ask me about eyebrows again.
Since then, as tempted as I have been, I dare not speak of the topic again. But in my defense, I am in love with the person and not his appearance…