Monday, June 14, 2004

You know you need new glasses when ...

This is a mildly amusing story. I was walking along Sixth Avenue this evening, just past 23rd Street, when I espied a woman in dark sunglasses wearing a sandwich board that appeared to read: "Eyebrow readings, $6. Buy one, get one free."

'How unusual,' I thought. 'What sort of crazy fortune-telling is that? This city is just full of hucksters!'

Meeting some friends minutes after, I mentioned the oddity to them.

Um, John, that's eyebrow threading, not eyebrow reading.

Oh. Nevermind.

And apparently by eyebrow threading they mean eyebrow piercing.

Update, June, 2007: My bad. Duh. Eyebrow threading is apparently a means of plucking unwanted hairs. Who knew?

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