I inherited all the embarrassing traits. Starting with a pronounced overbite, then teeth growing in places where they didn’t belong (like the roof of my mouth), I had braces from junior high up through my senior year. The only reason my orthodontist agreed to take the braces off was because I pleaded with him. “I’ll be the only person with braces in the graduation composite!!!” I continued with a retainer for a couple years later.
To make matters worse, my time in high school was plagued by severe acne. I had weekly trips to the dermatologist to adjust the concentrations of benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics. And I was a nerd. And a midget. I couldn’t have asked for a better life in high school.
Another embarrassing family trait – we go gray at a young age. Luckily, I seem to have avoided the gray. I’d have my sister check every once in a blue moon. Without fail, she’ll find several gray hairs. But I don’t have enough to warrant hair dye which makes me thrilled.
Surpisingly, the other day while washing, I found a gray pubic hair. It freaked me out. What an odd occurrence. Down there of all places! The brazilian is finally growing out, but I think it may be time to get it done again. The pain of another wax versus gray hair that (lucky me) I get to see and stare at every morning. I don’t know what’s worse.