I’ve done many stupid things in my life, I’ve even written about some of them on here – the day I electrocuted myself, the time I played a prank on a lorry and it nearly killed me.

Let me tell you about the dumbest thing I’ve done.

It was 2007, and I was having a sort-of crisis, my girlfriend then was a student nurse, and I spent most of my time with her and her friends. I’ve never been to uni, and I think I saw it as an opportunity to have a ‘student like’ life, but at the wrong age. It was generally fine, I spent a lot of time getting drunk, and spending most of my money on that.




It was a few days before pay day, and I was very very poor, I’d still agreed to go out, and hoped that I’d be able to get a couple of drinks at the ‘Spank Student’ Night I was going to. For the ‘entertainment’ at the Student Night this week, they were playing a game, a game involving Waxing. If you had an arm waxed, you got a free drink, if you had your legs waxed, it was two free drinks, Chest got you three free drinks, Eyebrows (BOTH) it was FOUR free drinks.

I’d managed to get a few pints in me already, I was full of bravado, fuck it..

FOUR FREE DRINKS! Buh Bye Eyebrows!

It seemed like a brilliant idea at the time, it was only hair, hair grows back.. dunnit?

I sat down, the wax strip was applied to my first eyebrow, and then ripped off. Fate was trying to intervene at this point, nothing actually came off – my eyebrow was still there! A sensible person would have decided that this was the time to change their mind.

I’m not sensible.

“Do it again!!” I shouted.

She did.. There was an incredible amount of pain for a second, and then a wax strip with my whole right eyebrow on. Eyebrow one was gone. Moments later, so was Eyebrow Two. Almost straight away, I knew it was a bad idea.. I had work in the morning! My friend Donna tried to help, by seeing if makeup would help..

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It didn’t

Work were surprisingly okay with my stupidity, I didn’t get told off, my job wasn’t customer facing! Also G was terrified when she saw me for the first time, she actually ran away, although, she got use to it…

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It took months for them to grow back, and even now, they aren’t quite the same. Take my advice.

NEVER EVER WAX OFF YOUR EYEBROWS – EVEN FOR FOUR FREE DRINKS.

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done?

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