Always Learning and Experiencing! April 2020
You never know what you will do when in this type of a Social Distancing situation. Last week after more than 51 years of marriage, Melanie agreed that I would assist in coloring her hair. Let’s say it was more than 10 days overdue for her professional 5 week visits. After I got over the shock of the request I took a deep breath and balanced the risks against the rewards of this adventure. In reality, how bad could I really screw up and how bad could the outcome be? As one who typically enjoys taking calculated risks, I figured this too would add yet a new “togetherness” adventure for COVID-19.
First we needed the product from the store. Since we needed a few items from the grocery store we were able to obtain the product she selected. Step 1 accomplished during the 6-7am Senior Hour at our local store. Step 2 was more difficult to come to agreement on. This included reading the instructions and putting the application time and plan together. Remember Melanie follows the rules, while I interpret and adapt the rules. This was at least a 2-day delay before we “agreed” to how this would take place. She reminded me of the small plaque with the saying on my desk that reads “ I’m not arguing, I’m just explaining why I’m right!”
Bravely on day 3 the implementation happened. The 25 plus minute process only took about 40 minutes as we did a final reinterpretation of the plan. From my perspective it was more tedious but easier than I anticipated. From Melanie’s perspective it worked without any issues. The results for BOTH were better than expected! Yes we will do it again as the home applications only last a few weeks or more.
Note – We both are looking forward to when personal services are open for business! By the way – I let Scott use the electric trimmer on my hair; and yes I color my own!
Stay safe! And as always, feel free to reach out for any career needs during this turbulent times.