Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Reason number 472 to stop aimlessly browsing the aisles at Target

So I found my self, yet again, browsing the aisles of Target with a grande Americano in one hand and pushing a cart full of rowdy kids with the other. As I casually made my way to the beauty products I noticed a shiny case full of face creams that claimed to cure all of my insecurities in just three short weeks. After about 10 seconds of contemplation I tackled the first red polo, khaki clad 19-year-old boy I saw and asked him to go get the secret key. Five minutes and 35 dollars later I was on my way home and ready for my face to drink from the fountain of youth.

That was Monday afternoon. Forty-eight hours later my face still feels like it is on fire and I had to pry my eyelids open this morning. Two hours of ice packs did little to lessen the horror on my childrens' faces. Mia's response: Mommy, why do you look like that?

Apparently the joke's on me.

7 comments:

Elizabeth Mullins said...

Do you need some silver silvadine (sp?)? It could calm your burns a little...so sorry this has happened to you...I hope that you return the product with a gauze wrap on your face for extra effects...maybe they will give you $100 for pain and suffering...oh wait, this is Target we are talking about. You will have to return the product to the same department and pick a new torture mask.

Gena said...

I want to see the picture without the ice packs. I am so sorry. But I have to say, that's what you get for going to Target. As far as my pocketbook goes, I consider that place Satan's playground.

DeeDee said...

that is crazy!! What is the name of it? I want to make sure I never use it.

Verna said...

Gotta love the chemical burn!

emma said...

Remove the icepacks!!! And tell us what NOT to get! Sorry you are scaring your kids...maybe when it stops burning you'll look 15 again! I personally don't want my face to look 15 again...I was real oily and pimply! ( i just realized that that pretty much describes my face now, at 30 :(

Mandy said...

Oh no! This is why I can't go to Target and if I do I have to stay in the grocery section! I hope the burn stops soon!

Morgandi said...

Yes, I've had the same trouble in Target. Not with the burning face (sorry about that), but with the wandering. Last time I was there I bought a random wallet and and a shirt that was on sale. Definitely only needed milk that day.