True stories with a twist!



I was taught, “Always be well-groomed and neat.” I can manage the neat part of the equation, and used to be able to manage the well- groomed part as well.

That was until my eyebrows awakened, grew into middle age and became power-hungry. Their texture changed, becoming wiry, uncooperative and a different color! After all those years of my preparing to look organized they forced me into a jostled, tussled demeanor. This eyebrow revolt overpowered my resolve and life long training.            images-5

When I want to go in one direction, an eyebrow hair or two decide on a detour. If I run errands around town the eyebrows decide its time to wander somewhere else. I take one road, they take another. Fearless and feisty, those eyebrows! We just can’t seem to agree.

One evening a program on television featured a story about a man with a reputation for his amazing skill at taming wild animals. If he could teach a jungle leopard to behave and obey, why can’t I tame my eyebrows? Could he keep them from curling upward and outward? Dashing sideways? Veering downward? I’ve tried everything: gels, sprays, even mustache wax! Nothing works. Nothing holds them in place. Nothing makes them behave. To paraphrase an old saying, ”You can’t keep a good eyebrow down!”

I am left to ponder the state of the world and its more serious misfortunes. Revolutions, accidents, murders make my problem seem less drastic and tend to put things into perspective. But these are passing tragedies, while my eyebrows are here for life.

Comments on: "REBELLING EYEBROWS" (23)

  1. Lol. Ronnie, but why? 😀 You know how to serve a good piece of humor. I completely relate with your story. I guess certain aspects of who we are will continue to rebel 🙂

  2. Haha, love it! Beautifully expressed, Ronnie, I’m sure there are many of us who can relate to this! 😆

  3. Haha, Ronnie! I can relate. Though after plucking out all those crazy brows, I’m going to be left with piddly little in a few years! Cheers 😉

  4. This is hilarious! I love the way you told it. I have been spotting grey loner brows popping up more often! Intruders! 🙂

  5. You made me laugh, Ronnie. Things could be worse. You could have Brooke Shields’ unibrow. I imagined it overtaking her beautiful face and, now, I no longer envy Brooke. 😉

  6. Have you tried super glue ???? 🙂 Hahaha!!!!!

  7. Funny… I’ve never been too obsessed with eyebrows. I don’t understand the “threading” trend- they all look like they’ve been mowed with a lawn mower.

    • I don’t understand what “threading” is, either. once in a hair salon a woman was offering her threading services, but I didn’t see any takers, so I couldn’t watch and learn. I certainly didn’t volunteer!

  8. Tee hee! You made me smile and laugh out loud. (woke up the pooch lying behind my chair!)

  9. Great humor!

  10. Personally, I’ve been considering just giving up on hair altogether and either shave it all off, including eyebrows, or just let it grow long and braid it in a nice ponytail with a ribbon.

    Don’t know how that will work for my eyebrows though…

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