Eavesdropping about anti aging on the bus
I had no idea what the girls behind me were talking about, but it sounded very interesting. I hate when people eavesdrop on my conversations which made me wonder whether or not I should have been listening.
I became intrigued by the older girl’s conversation on the bus home, imagining just what they could have been describing. I kept hearing things like, “laser hair removal” and “dermal fillers”. I have no idea what a dermal filler is but it sounds wonderful. Of course I knew all about laser hair removal in Melbourne, my mother was a regular at the local clinic. The bus ride to and from school was always a complete bore for me. None of my friends live near my house, so I never have anyone to talk to on the school bus.
The kids from other schools on the bus like to pick on me, because I have no one else to sit with. I’ve always wondered if I had a friend on the bus, whether or not they’d still tease me. I looked up from the pages of my book, and focused my attention on the passing landscapes.
I wanted to hear what they were saying, but I didn’t want the girls to know that I was listening to them. Leaning forward just an inch, I was able to hear the conversation a little better. When I heard them mention a cosmetic beauty clinic in Melbourne, I suddenly realised what they were talking about. There was a beauty clinic in the main street and they were talking about the anti aging treatments. Melbourne is the sort of place where it’s pretty common for ladies to get cosmetic treatments once they hit a certain age. Everyone is obsessed with looking youthful and I guess I can understand that.
I kept hearing snippets of the conversation. Apparently they were debating on whether to get laser hair removal, lip fillers or dermal fillers. I wanted desperately to be a part of their group, to be invited to beauty treatments. The entirety of my trip home was, once again, spent daydreaming about having someone else’s life.