Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What's In A Pedicure?




ok, so someone i know has stopped going to get pedicures. the reason: "i don't like when they start speaking in their language...i feel like they're talking about me."





ok. i guess that's a valid point...except you don't know WHAT they're saying. so i asked, what is the solution? she says...going to an american place. ok, well i just have to say....while i don't believe that an american would sit there and say something negative about your feet while you are in the chair, could they not wait until you left to do the same thing? she says yes, but the difference is she wouldn't know it or hear it.






er, i'm confused again. you don't know what the korean woman is saying either. its just an assumption that she's saying something about you. and call me crazy, but there are cazillion nail shops that are run by koreans because this is one of their things. they do nails. they've probably seen every kind of foot, crust, corn, bunion, mangly-ness, burnt-osity, discolored, knotted foolishness that some people call feet...so they (in my mind) are more immune to it. i would feel (if i were my friend) more nervous about the americans because how many nail shops do you see run by them unless it' in a spa? not very many. so i would think they've ran across a lot less foot scenarios that would render a sniggle or comment necessary. i was really puzzled because i couldn't believe that she would stop indulging in one of her favorite me-time moments out of unconfirmed fear of foreign whispers.





then i felt bad. i guess i don't understand that type of insecurity so it made no sense to me. and her feet aren't even fugly...she just wears a larger size shoe. tell me, was i mean for trying to set her feelings about the situation aside and get her back in the toe game?





***DO YOU EVER FEEL SHY ABOUT YOURSELF OR ONE OF YOUR FEATURES WHEN IT'S TIME TO HAVE A STRANGER ADJUST IT FOR YOU...WHETHER IT'S NAILS, HAIR, A DOCTOR? I CAN SAY THAT I FEEL AWKWARD (NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES MY AESTHETICIAN DONE IT) ABOUT BRAZILIAN WAX TIME...NO MATTER HOW YOUR ORIGINAL SITUATION LOOKS, IT WILL ALWAYS BE WEIRD TO HAVE SOMEONE PUSHING, SHOVING AND SHIFTING YOUR COOTER AROUND WHILE RIPPING THE HOLY HOT DOG WATER LOVING FOLLICLES STRAIGHT FROM THE ROOT *ouch!* BUT WHAT I REALLY WONDER ABOUT IS HOW THEY CAN DO IT TO A BUNCH OF RANDOM PEOPLE CUZ WE ALL KNOW EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT...WHAT IF THEY RUN INTO A REALLY BAD VAJAYJAY? I JUST KNOW I COULDN'T DO IT...NOR COULD I TOUCH PEOPLE'S FEET (ok, that part was so off-topic, lol!)***

15 comments:

The Pew View said...

Hey Pretty Lady, it's me again. Well, I always feels uncomfortable when I got my hair washed at the beauty shop cause I tends to have an orgasm while they be washing my hair. I can get a little loud and I be embarassed a bit. Baby, out of 7 husbands only 1 realized that my scalp was my spot. That man would wash my hair and have his way with me right on the kitchen counter. Oh wee I miss my 2nd late husband Leroy Lee! Take care now.

Signed
Ruthie Ann

The F$%K it List said...

I don't think I am insecure about it but I hate getting waxed, even my legs. I don't know maybe its because I always tear up, but I get it done anyway.

Tell your friend to say damn them and get her feet taken care of.

The F$%K it List said...

or better yet when she pays, tell them the tip is to watch what they say about people in the chair. That will keep 'em guessing.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Great post!! I could care less what they're saying in their language. If you don't know what they're saying, why should it bother you? I just think they're talking to one another - it's just a job. Like you said, they've seen it all before anyway!

I guess I only get uncomfortable at the gyne. I guess because my doctor is a man. Perhaps, I should find a female one! LOL!

AroundHarlem.com said...

I'm a big girl and at one time I would not get undressed to get a massage.

I have since changed my mind.

One birthday a couple of years ago I treated myself to an all day event called "a day of rejuvenation".

The day started with a breakfast of fruit and other good for you stuff. About 30-45 minutes of Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Reflexology, and a chair massage.

I was going to skip the chair massage because I didn't want to take off my clothes. The woman who organized the event urged me to do it and said that you didn't have to take off your clothes.

After 10 minutes of the massuse doing such a great job, not only did I want to take off my shirt, I was ready to try a full body massage.

The following week I went to get a pedicure at some random spot downtown. After seeing they did chair massages too, I was going to skip the pedicure and get another massage.

When my turn for the chair massage came the woman asked chair or full body. I hadn't noticed the rooms off to the back. I opted for the full body. The massage was so great that what started out as a 30 minute massage turned into a full hour. I was hooked. :-)

April

12kyle said...

i can't let nobody touch my feet. they might get kicked. lol

not self conscious about my body except my nails. And that's only when momma12 is around. She STILL gets on me for biting my nails. LOL

lmao @ the pew view

Queen of My Castle said...

I only get that awkward feeling at the OB/GYN even though they have seen it all before as well. I dunno, it just feels weird. LOL


LOL @ The Pew View

The Flyyest said...

what a long question...LOL

i put it like this i dont feel uncomfortable cuz i dont have to see that person again...but i know all my stuff if good cuz them no speaka english folk be like "yo fee goo....u don need a scrub!!!"

i be like thanx...LOL

but i dont be trippin about the people that do have the corns and bunyuns...like what do they really say about them...LOL

Kitty said...

I always feel awkward in those brazilian wax / gyno visit situations. The small talk makes it better but still. My waxer lady is sweet tho. I wonder how someone gets into a job like that. And your friend is a bit insecure. Would she rather have rough feet than have the Koreans talk (or not talk) about her? That's crazy.

Mizrepresent said...

Yeah God Bless the Koreans, cuz they do an excellent job, and i have often joked about what they may be saying about my feet, or my nails, because my nails are like steel. I remember one time, she asked me..."you want nail cut?", I say yes, then she goes on to cut them, but she is having a hard time and switches utensils twice, then she turns to her co-worker and says something in their language, then turns back to me and says, "you have real strong, healthy nails...". At first i thought it was a joke, but now everytime i go they comment on how strong my nails, finger and toes are. Then they told me, that in their country healthy nails, means healthy body. Cool. So see, they may be talking about you, but sometimes it's good.

lol@waxing a bad vajayjay!

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

LOL @ the flyyest & PCD

I'd have to say when I get a massage.

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

@ pew view...you are a MESS! but i like the idea of scalp orgasms...not hard achieve at all i would imagine :-)

@ F-it...i know thats right! LOL @ your second comment...i love snarkiness when service has you feeling uncomfortable

@ bgg...you know, i have a man doc too and i'm just the opposite. i think if i had a woman, she'd be whispering and comparing or something. she might not, but in my mind, the nature of a woman is to be stank so i'll stick with my man doc. plus, since he doesn't have our equipment, he seems to be overly understanding about our issues. when i was preggers, he bent over backward for me and i'm sure a large part was because he has no idea what its like :-)

@ harlem (april)...welcome to the circle! and i feel you...but i tend to think that if its their profession, they have seen so many different people that they could care less...same with the feet. i say sit up, enjoy yourself and who cares about them ;-)

@ 12kyle...now you KNOW you need to stop with the nail biting!!! i'ma cyber-slap your hands for that one!

@ queen...i hear you. i SURELY wouldn't want to stare/poke/prod cooters all day :-S

@ flyyest...i am SOOOOOOOOO mad at your korean accent! that was hilarious!!! and it just how they speak...ROFL!!

@ kitty...yeah i know. i too wonder, do you just sit at home one day like...i want to wax vajayjays one day?

@ miz r...true that! i swear, if i worried about what every person said about me or my attributes, i'd be half blind, cippled and crazy!

@ keisha...girl, lay up on that table and enjoy yourself! :-)

DreamCop08 said...

my acne used to make me feel really insecure. I never really had an acne problem until i got into my 20's. I used to have the ulcer kinds that were big and hurt like hell. It used to really upset me especially when people would try to tell me what to do to cure it. It wasnt until I went to the dermatologist that it got under control,lol.

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

PUSHING, SHOVING AND SHIFTING YOUR COOTER AROUND WHILE RIPPING THE HOLY HOT DOG WATER LOVING FOLLICLES STRAIGHT FROM THE ROOT

**LMAO**

I dont see the problem, at the end of the day, you cant hear a word, so why let it bother you...


what gets me all uncomfortable is when i go doctors and i meet the guy, and hes all touchy feeling...very uncomfortable, but thats about it

dejanae said...

ok
that talk of brazilian waxes is hurting my vajayjay's feelings.lol

i dont get it
but hey
ur friend's gotta do what makes her comfortable