Facing my failures.

Posted on November 7th, 2007 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

I have a confession to make. Many of you have witnessed my shortcomings and stupid mistakes, my lack of judgement and spontaneous idiocy. I have lapsed once again. I am not proud of this latest mishap, but I believe it is best to share this now rather than you all find out when dirt gets dug up in the future. If you hear rumours, I would like to set the facts straight now. I had a facial.

I hope you appreciate how difficult this is for me to talk about. It was not a premeditated decision. I didn’t hear about other guys having facials and get jealous. It was just one of those things that happend and you live with the consequences. It is something that just happens when you are not in your home-town and you think no one will see you or find out. To be fair, it was advertised as a ‘face massage’ as Libs and I walked past the shop front, and for half an hour they were advertising a special price. During temptation, you are meant to run, not weigh up the pros and cons. Next time, I will run.

Now I am not saying that facials for guys are of the devil, they are just not for me. I have a strong dislike for any substance being on my face, any lotion, sun protection cream (although this I endure), etc. So, for me, this was the longest half-hour of my life. Just when I thought the procedure had finished, they would subject me to another lotion. I left feeling used and exhausted after being tight with tension for half an hour.

I am not proud of what I have done, but ask for your understanding and compassion through this difficult time. I have found hip biopsies more relaxing.

5 comments.

cons

Comment on November 7th, 2007.

You were just letting off steam Cam… it has been a stressful time. But as soon as you can, I think you better go and buy a carton of VB and a meat pie to make it right. ;-)

Katie

Comment on November 7th, 2007.

I agree! Awful, awful. People touching your face repeatedly. Stuff going on, and off, then more on again. Flat on your back without an escape. Revolting. It’s up there with having to have hair washed before a cut.

gm22

Comment on November 8th, 2007.

You sure it’s the first time? I have a photo of you shaving your legs at a camp in Serpentine in 1993.

Auntry Lynne

Comment on November 10th, 2007.

What is this younger generation coming to? It is worrying help to leave the shores of Australia, only to find these revelations happening. I also heard whilst away, that James came out of the closet, but Elise threw him back in… so maybe ……….. Sooooo glad to hear all the positives and the sense of humour still coming through. Love you

Toddy

Comment on November 17th, 2007.

So, what you’re telling us is that when the sales people of these horrible tormentuous activities tell us that it ‘tightens up your face’, the tightness is not from rejuvenated pores – it’s from clenching your butt muscles so tight that your face clenches in sympathy!

I knew it was a crock… remedy, play Khe Sahn a few times and some crowded house (not split enz – they were into punk cosmetics). A bit of time in the shed might also be appropriate as a remedy…

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