While strolling through the lobby of the Hummingbird Centre at intermission during a recent performance of La Bohème, we overheard a woman say, "My Botox has worn off." We immediately tried to imagine the appropriate response of her male companion, and by the time we returned to our seats, we were in tears of laughter. Finally, to regain our composure, I suggested that perhaps the woman was using Botox to treat migraines or some other medical condition. It worked; we managed not to embarrass ourselves through the rest of the performance. However, the incident has left us with some burning questions: What does happen when your Botox wears off; what would compel one to divulge that information during a night at the opera; and what is the correct response to such information?
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