does anyone really splash cold water on their face in public bathrooms when they’re upset?

like they do in the movies? ijs and ijw (wondering).

srsly. while i can’t name more than a couple movies that feature this at this very moment (and truly there are far too many to even name), i see it all the time.

i thought of this last night as we watched the crudely funny “my best friend’s girl” [which i recommend if you don’t get offended easily, and yes, it’s funny. and no, i would’ve never seen it if holly hadn’t grabbed it off the blockbuster shelf sat. night w/all the force of a thousand five-year-olds (“yesssss! this is the one i was telling you about!” oh she’s so cute. love you, hunny!)] and the main guy, whassis name…dane cook (who i can’t help but like after this movie even tho he made me mad in “dan in real life“) gets upset about something or other and then all the sudden, lo and behold! there he is in a restroom, splashing cold water on his face trying to knock some sense back into himself.

i don’t know about you, but when i get upset, it takes a whole lot more than a little cold water on my face to make me feel better. (sadly, i don’t drink. but coffee helps sometimes, as does fresh air or venting to poor holly until she tells me, “honey, you’re making me anxious. can you pls stop?” haha.) and hell, anyway, if you’re a woman (or a man; hey, ijs) who typically wears make-up, then you’ll be with me on the following: hell-to-the-no if i’m gonna ruin my bare escentuals with some random splash of water! and then you haveta wipe off with some crinkly, weird-smelling paper towels that leave lint and red spots–and yes, a weird odor–on your face.

i know: the movies aren’t reality. but with so many ppl in ’em splashin cold water on their faces, you’d think everyone did it. maybe they do. do you? in any case, ijn (i just noticed) and iwjtaw (i was just thinking and wondering). apu (as per usual).

[and no. we haven’t caught any mice. yet. remind me one day to tell you a real-life story i like to call “The Night of a Thousand Mice.” all true. (well, not a thousand. but a lot.) pinky swear.]

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4 responses to “does anyone really splash cold water on their face in public bathrooms when they’re upset?

  1. (hi, miss you, how are you? let’s phone or gchat soon.)
    actually, i do splash water on my face when i’m upset- i tend to get really adrenalized and hot when i’m made so that’s why i do it.)

  2. I actually do this sometimes — more often when I’m really tired, because a shock to the system jolts me along — and it does help (I don’t wear makeup, however). Of course, if it’s something *really* big cold water won’t make a bit of difference, alas!

  3. ok, holly says she does, too. am i in the minority here? maybe!

  4. hi there.

    i haven’t splashed cold water on my face in public washrooms since my more misguided days as a teenager.

    i used to like that cold/stretchy feeling on my face afterwards. and that was also before i found true friendship in face moisturizer.

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