Common Sense Ain’t So Common

February 28, 2014 at 3:09 am Leave a comment

I was at my favorite salon today, and a teenaged girl came in to get her hair done. Not a big deal since it was a hair salon. But the BIG deal was that she announced that she had strep throat. It was already cold as I don’t know what outside, so who in their right mind would be out with the very contagious Strep Throat bacteria? That’s the same strep throat that comes with a fever, chills and sometimes a sick stomach. Yep! Anyway, while she was having her hair shampooed, she wore a face mask.

I guess I missed the announcement that she had strep, so the first time I noticed Miss Teenager was when she sat under the hair dryer with her face mask on. Once I realized why she was wearing the face mask, I tried figuring out how to exit the salon as quickly as possible – (even though my services weren’t done)! What was so hard to watch, was that she was sitting there crying (probably because her throat hurt so badly) while getting her hair done. Who does that?

As an educator, I know how quickly an epidemic of strep throat can clear out a classroom. You ready for this? The reason Miss Teenager came to the salon with strep throat was because she was graduating and wanted to look nice for her school pictures. Mom didn’t object. Seriously!

I guess what my dad says is true…common sense ain’t so common. Hey, stop sneezing on me!  amazed-cartoon-face

C. Lynn Williams, #MsParentguru

Author & Parent Coach

Trying to Stay Sane While Raising Your Teen (St. Paul Press, 2010)
The Pampered Prince: Moms Create a GREAT Relationship with Your Son (St. Paul Press, 2012)
Raising Your Daughter Through the Joys, Tears & HORMONES! (220 Communications, 2013)


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