You know, I’ve been using the same shampoo and conditioner for years. YEARS, PEOPLE. Not only is my shampoo my shampoo, but it is also my face wash. Well, for over a month now I haven’t been able to find it, and this has caused me a lot of anxiety and general upsetness. Well, this morning before work I used a new shampoo and conditioner. When I got out of the shower, my hair felt like I had washed it with hair spray and my face felt wicked grody. Seriously. All day I felt gross, because my hair felt heavy and bad. So after work I went to Stop & Shop to see if they had my usual stuff (Garnier Fructis Daily Clean, baby) and they were all out. All they had was the Daily Care 2-in-1 shampoo plus conditioner. Who even uses that?! So I had a little bit of a melt down in the shampoo isle, sitting on the floor. Then I left and went to WalMart. All THEY had was the 2-in-1 shampoo plus conditioner, too. I almost cried. I sat on the floor and just stared at the shelf. It didn’t even have a space for my usual stuff, no tags for it or anything. JUST THE STUPID 2-IN-1. I can’t use that! Isn’t that stuff really bad for your hair and scalp? Shampoo is designed to be washed out. Conditioner is designed to stay in. HOW CAN THE SHAMPOO COME OUT IF IT IS MIXED WITH CONDITIONER!?!!!!? WHY IS MY WORLD ENDING? WHY WOULD THEY TAKE AWAY THE BEST PRODUCT I HAVE EVER USED IN MY HAIR? HOW WILL MY FACE EVER BE CLEAN AGAIN? I can not wash my face with conditioner. So I bought some other line of the Garnier and when I got home, even though I washed my hair this morning with the other crap, I took a shower and washed my hair. I shampoo’d three times to get the other stuff out. It feels better, but not great. [I had a second reason to take a second shower today, and that is because I spent almost an hour cleaning the ice chest outside the store, and there was about a years worth of bird shit all over it. I felt like it was ALL OVER ME. And I was panicky about that, too.] Maybe this whole freaking out because I can’t find my shampoo and conditioner makes me seem crazy. Hell, I know I’m crazy. But should I feel like my world is ending and life will never be the same again over hair products? Because this is how I feel. I’m not a beauty nut. I just like what I like, and I feel like I need this shampoo and conditioner. I need it to function. I was SO off my game today, like my brain had been wired wrong. I said stupid things instead of the right things, and I forgot everything seconds after I heard it (worse than usual). I’m blaming the shampoo crisis. BECAUSE IT IS A CRISIS.
One of my regular customers came in today in short-shorts and a t-shirt, and this happened:
Co-worker: (to customer) Shorts? Really?
Customer: It’s beautiful outside!
Co-worker: It’s like 55 degrees.
Me: She’s obviously a Rhode Island girl, BECAUSE THAT’S HOW WE ROLL.
Customer: It’s definitely spring weather today.
Co-worker: *shakes his head*
Rhode Island girls know what I’m talking about. It’s almost spring. The sun is shining. We’ve been living in 20-30 degree weather for months now. Fifty five degrees is shorts weather. Sixty five degrees is tank top/bathing suit weather. No foolin’.
Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time. I hate going back and forth. I wish we could just pick one, EITHER ONE, and stick with it, don’t you? Discuss.