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!)***