Most recently, I'd heard tale of a cream that promised to eliminate unwanted facial hair.
Does that really need clarification?
Who among the ladyfolk has facial hair
that is not unwanted...
and is also not raking in cheddar hand over fist
as a circus act?
Anyway, I thought I'd give the magical cream a shot. So I buy the cream. I smell the cream. Hmm, "not bad", I say to the cream. I apply the cream. I set the timer for 4 minutes, as directed. I wait on the cream.
When the timer beeps, the old joke is indubitably true. The thing I was smelling, which had gone from "not bad" to "what died", was indeed my upper lip.
Also, all that stank and it removed exactly zero hairs.
That right there is what is commonly known as A Sad Ending.
the (sad) end (ing)