I Tell You This Story at the Risk of Enduring an Onslaught of Blonde Jokes
Last Christmas, my kids bought me a hot-pink blow dryer, after my old blow dryer died. I love everything about my hot-pink blow dryer. I love that my kids picked it out and they chose hot pink. I love that it matches my hot pink flat iron. And I love that it dries my hair quickly. Like I said…everything.
Except for one thing: The cord is ridiculously short. I’m not kidding.
My electrical outlet is on the side of my vanity, about hip-height. Which means, for the last year, I have been blow-drying my hair in a slightly crouched position. Not for a year straight—I do take breaks from blow-drying my hair to feed my kids and vacuum. And it’s not the entire blow-drying time. It’s mostly when I’m drying the left side of my head.
Anyway, last Sunday, as I was crouched next to my vanity once again, blow-drying the left side of my head with my hot pink blow dryer, I finally admitted to my husband that I was sick of the short cord. All the crouching and subsequent back pain was not worth it. I either need to start using an extension cord (which I remember hearing years ago is bad for some reason?) or I need to hurt my children’s feelings and go buy a new one.
“Doesn’t it have a retractable cord?” Jon asked.
I gave it a yank, and suddenly the cord grew another 8 inches, give or take.
Yes, it does.
Have a retractable cord.
Right there’s the button that says “Press to Retract.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Hilarious! When I saw your picture I was thinking "Wow. That IS a short cord"! And to think you've only missed the "retract here" sign for nearly a year 🙂
Stories that poke fun at oneself are the best stories of all!
I love it! Thanks for the chuckle.
That is hilarious!!! haha!!! I have one of those too and love it when I press the button and the cord goes up all neat and nice. Great story, thanks for sharing!
Oh, that is hilarious! I would of done the same thing unfortunately! It's not a blond thing, its just a busy mom thing 🙂
8 inches? Try 2 feet. I was there. Jon