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My Big Fat (Hairy) Greek Neighbors?

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Nearly every time I walk by a certain house in our neighborhood, there’s a car parked out front that is shrink-wrapped in an advertisement for home body waxing.

Greek Neighbors?

I’ve always enjoyed taking the kids on bike rides by this house just to see if the car is there. And usually it is.

And, naturally, since I’ve never met the people that live there, I’ve just assumed that they’re Greek.

Clearly they’re very hairy people to need at-home waxing every week – or even several times a week.

I’ve been waiting to bump into the other Greek family so that we could compare calves and body hair. (And share crazy Yia Yia stories.) But I’ve never seen another Greek person at our neighborhood happy hours or washing their car in the driveway.

I shared my concern with Even Steven. “Why are those Greeks in their houses all the time? Should I check on them? Maybe bring them some baklava?”

“Anna – they own the waxing business. That’s why the car is always parked there.”

Even Steven


  1. Bev

    February 17, 2012 at 7:07 am

    that is hilarious {and something I would do}!

  2. fadderly

    February 17, 2012 at 8:55 am

    lol! classic! that’s a lot of waxing going on!!!

  3. katie

    February 17, 2012 at 9:22 am

    take the baklava – perhaps there’s a discount lurking!

  4. Katy

    February 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Aside from your completely understandable mistake (I’m sure I’ve made many similar), I’m not sure if that business is genius or ridiculous. On one hand if you’re super busy or can’t get out or don’t want to admit in a public salon that you’re super hairy, it totally makes sense. On the other hand, it seems like a lot of work on the part of the customer. I’d feel obligated to make sure my house was clean for the cleaning people, as it were, lest I feel embarrassed about my hairiness and the state of my home. Plus, then all your neighbors would know, and apparently speculate about you ethnicity. I think I’ll just stick to shaving!

  5. Jessica

    February 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Haha wow! Nothing like a car with big legs on it to liven up a neighborhood!

  6. Kristi

    February 17, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Lol, leave it to Even Steven to set things straight! So funny!

  7. Kai

    February 17, 2012 at 10:33 am

    HAHAHA! You tell Even Steven aka Matt to stop trying to burst your hairy bubble! You’re medicine to my funny bone, Anna! Hugs!

  8. Alisha

    February 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

    funny stuff lol totally what i’d say/do and my husband would do…lol

  9. Trish

    February 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Hahaha! I was immediately thinking that they must own the biz. And as a hairy Eastern European woman, I’d be knocking on the door to see if I could trade writing/editing or social media for some waxing! But that’s just me.

  10. Samantha

    February 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Can’t be a very sucessful bizniss if they’re always at home. Aren’t they meant to be out waxing other people at their homes?

    Maybe it’s a front for something else like…baklava importation?

  11. design fluff "Lucy"

    February 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    lol! As usual you are the highlight to my bloggy day!

  12. Lisa~The SweetTalk Shop

    February 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    You always make Even Steven sound so funny! And that picture clearly shows his OMGoodness look for all your AnnAtics!! I can just see his eyes behind those shades rolling to high heaven. LOL

  13. melisa

    February 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Haha this too funny and something I so would do! I am so glad I found your blog. I am a new follower:) I do a Saturday laugh hop. I would love if you linked up. Have a great day!

  14. My Inner Chick

    February 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm


    Even Steven Rocks.

    btw, that was one of my fave. shows. Did you see the one where Even Steven and his friend were selling that chocolate? CLASSIC. X

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