the face-washing fantasy

a random thought

I was in high school when I decided it was time to attempt the perfect-looking face-splash favored in skin commercials. Instead of the wonderfully refreshing removal of my foamy face wash, I only managed to make a huge mess and almost drown.

Most of the water went flying past my face which, if I had paid closer attention to the commercials, I should have know would happen. The little water that did hit my face went straight up my nose.

the dream

the reality

It’s because of this singular experience that I now resort to catching water in my cupped hands and sticking my face straight into it while blowing bubbles with my nose. This is to avoid the drowning, obviously.

When I wash my face now, I like to pretend I’m snorkeling.