I got a late start on dying my hair, about a 24-hour late start. I was so interrupted by Jessica showing up that I forgot about it until almost the last minute. Then when I got to it I was still distracted and didn't read the instructions.
I thought to myself, how difficult can it be to dye hair? It's just a bottle and nothing else?
I shook the bottle, put it on my hair and waited a while. I'm not sure how long. I got caught into a conversation with Jessica and then my phone rang and then I stopped to watch the weather forecast on the local news. By the time I rinsed some time had passed.
I rinsed my hair and, without looking in the mirror, went to get my blow dryer.
Jessica walked into the room and began laughing. "Are you going to a Halloween party?"
"Why would I be going to a Halloween party this time of year?"
"Well, why would you want your hair that color if it's not a Halloween party? You're not 15."
"What are you talking about? Lots of women have blond hair. What's wrong with blond hair?"
I was starting to get really upset. All I wanted was a change and I get made fun of.
"Honey," Jessica grabbed my shoulders and turned me toward the mirror, "look at yourself."
My hair was green! I let out a scream.
"You'll have to have a hair salon redo it."
"What am I going to do?"
"I just told you. You'll have to have a hair salon fix it."
"It's a Saturday night, Jessica. And my date is in an hour. Bill, will be here in an hour."
"Wear a nice hat."
I felt lightheaded and fainted.