I Was An Oompa Loompa


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Memories, Teenagers | Posted on 06-07-2015

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When I was in high school, I wanted a tan. But I didn’t want to take the time to tan. Because I needed a tan by Monday.

Solution? I bought a bottle of QT (Quick Tanning lotion) and put it all over. Lots of it. The bottle said that it would start working within a few hours. So, I put in on before bed. Cranked up the electric blanket on high and went to sleep…dreaming of a beautiful, golden tan.

Rise and shine! I was the color of an Ooompa Loompa.

The intensity of the heat combined with the chemicals in QT had turned my skin a warm, orange hue. Just like the Oompa Loompas from the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Complete with orange palms.

I did what I had to do. I walked into school with my orange confidence and streaked ankles and lied my butt off. Yeah, it’s real. As if!

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Haven’t you see that Netflix show? Orange is the New Tan.

Haha! Indeed!


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