By Lucille Mazzarella
From Peg Cochran’s Lucille Series
Yo, Lucille Mazzarella here. I’ve only got a few minutes because I have to make a trip to do some shopping. First up is the drugstore. I don’t know about you, but when we was growing up we had three kinds of shampoo—baby shampoo, grown-up shampoo and shampoo for people with dandruff. Easy, right? Now you go to the store and what do you find—dozens and dozens of different kinds. Do you have thin hair, thick hair, dry hair, color-treated hair, hair that needs volume, hair that curls or hair that doesn’t. It’s enough to drive you crazy, know what I mean? How the heck do I know what kind of hair I have? I keep meaning to ask Rita—she’s the gal who cuts my hair—but I keep forgetting. So I buy the same kind over and over again. Flo says I ought to try something new, but why should I? I’ve been using the same stuff for years—a new shampoo ain’t going to make my life better, know what I mean?
It’s the same thing with face cream. Used to be you had two choices—Ponds or Albolene. Now you’ve got cream for dry skin, oily skin, dry skin that’s oily in spots, oily skin that’s dry in spots. Even this stuff that is supposed to make your pores smaller. You gotta be kidding me! Who’s got time to worry about their pores? I got better stuff to worry about—like will my daughter Bernadette ever get a job and move out of the house and what are we going to do with my mother and all that stuff she buys from QVC. Flo says using a facial mask will make my pores more refined. Sheesh, aren’t they refined enough already? I don’t know about you, but it’s easier to just get my jar of Ponds and get the heck out of the drugstore.
How about you? Do you buy the same thing over and over or are you like Flo, always trying something new?