Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Curl up and dye

When I was in college, my roomates and I didn't live in the best part of town (of course, this is relative. The town we lived in was actually very safe). One night while two of my roomates (there were 4 of us) were studying at home, they had a terrifying "visitor." Both were studying in their shared bedroom and heard a noise coming from the kitchen. Cinderella (don't want to embarrass anyone) goes to investigate and instantly comes running back into the bedroom to tell Blondie that there is a man in the kitchen. After hearing the back door slam closed, they decide to "arm" themselves and see if he had indeed left. As they are heading out of the bedroom, a group of us (other roomate and friends) were coming in the front door. They scream. We scream. And then they start to tell us what has happened. It is then that we notice their weapons of choice: a hair dryer and a curling iron. At which point, roommate Mia says, "What were you going to do, style him to death?"

Anyway, I am telling this tale because I was reminded of it by this story out of Shreveport, La.: Armed robber gets extreme makeover

Mitchell tripped the robber as he tried to leave and cried aloud "get that sucker" as the group of about 20, nearly all women, some wielding curling irons, bludgeoned him until police arrived. (obviously emphasis added)

Read the article, it is very funny. Watch out for Louisiana girls with curling irons.