Make up

Make up

You gotta be kidding me!

This week’s blog is a soapbox rant, so be prepared – teehee

I was driving to a networking event the other morning when I came upon a car going 5 miles under the speed limit.  That in itself can be frustrating if you’re in a hurry, but I was good on time so… okay.

I then noticed the driver was looking in their rearview mirror quite a bit AND swerving to the passenger side of the road quite a bit.

It took me a while to figure out what the distraction was.  Do you know?

The driver was applying MAKEUP in the car – while driving!  I’m not talking a little bit here and there, or a good bit stopped at a red light.  I’m talking about almost constantly looking in the rearview mirror with her hand up to her face for one type of make up or another.

Now let’s think about this…

BESIDES the fact that I was sure I was going to witness her go off the road (which she didn’t, at least while she was in front of me),

How good can your makeup really look when you get to your destination?!  Let’s face it, you are looking in a 3inch high mirror.  You can only see a fraction of your face at a time.  You are glancing, hopefully, at the road occasionally, probably losing track of where your fingers were on your face when you looked away.  Come on!  Your make up must look like a Picasso painting by the time you’re finished.  Is that truly how you want to get out of the car?!

Some of you may be experts at applying makeup in the car, and I apologize if I’ve stepped on any toes.  I used to put mascara on – at red lights – back in the day (when I wore makeup).  I’m telling ya, this lady was a danger to herself and other drivers.

At one point I beeped my horn.  She glanced back at me and I made an open palm forward motion with my hands (forward motion, not upward) and mouthed, “Drive!”  I think she got the message as she did drive, for a mile or so, and then she was right back to applying her makeup, argh.  Thankfully, she turned onto a different road shortly thereafter! 

I have a few comments on possible make up application options:

  • ·         Apply at home
  • ·         Apply at red lights
  • ·         Apply in the parking lot of your destination
  • ·         Apply in the bathroom of your destination

I’ll step off my soapbox now.



*Pam Horton is a Certified Christian Life Coach in the Raleigh area.*




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