Cliff ended his posted by saying,” Ralph, you've got plenty of hair. But, how about a perm? I'll go with you and we can both get it done.” I have no doubt that Cliff would have gone – but where? Tekamah is a nine-hour drive for me. Cliff hates coming to Denver so when he does visit I know it is a sacrifice only a good friend would make. So, that leaves North Platte, Nebraska. It’s about half way between Tekamah and Denver. The only problem is, neither one of us knows of a good salon in North Platte. We don’t have to – neither one of us has that much hair. So, I took a different angle. . .
I decided to use one of those ‘Do it yourself’ kits. The one I picked promised a radiant full body finish for all hair types. The first step was putting in the gel to ensure the fullest body possible. This is a time consuming process, my wife, who was helping almost tripled the time required because of her laughter.
Next is the curling stage. Tiffany, who is home from college, helped here. This took a lot of time too. She kept complaining there was nothing to wrap around the curlers. Hey, if you don’t want to help me look beautiful I’ll find someone who does. (I hope she doesn’t quit because I have no idea who else I would get.)
Finally, the curlers are put in place. But, you need to wait for the gel and all that other ‘stuff’ to do its magic. So, . . .
You might as well get comfortable with a good book. This is the hardest part. The box said, “in as little as 45 minutes you will have a glowing, thick, luscious hair style". Forty-five minutes is a long time to have a net on your head while waiting for the gel to set.
Finally, it was done and the results were . . . well, pretty funny.
Cliff. I know you said you would go, but don’t worry, this will never happen again. A quote, which was made famous in your office at Thanksgiving, just happened – I took this one for the team.