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5 Hilarious & Bizzare Pedicure Stories

While I’m sure most people have a nice, relaxing, spa-like experience at the nail salon, I am not one of those people. I tend to be a magnet for weird people and situations…most often while getting a pedicure at the nail salon.  I’m starting to think these five bizarre situations are signs I should consider at-home pedicures instead!

5.  The creepy nail.

Has this happened to you???  Please tell me I’m not the only one.  You know…you get the dude who has one long, creepy pinky nail?  Or maybe it’s a thumb.  Whatever it is, it’s used to remove/correct nail polish mistakes and hurts like a bitch.  It can take (take with a grain of salt idiom) an awesome foot massage from a 10 to negative 15 in no time.  The problem is I’m too nice in person to say anything.  I may even go so far afterwards as to compliment them and tell them it was the “such a good massage”.  What is wrong with me?!!

4.  That damn flower.

If I say no to the flower on my big toe on visits one through ten, I’m probably going to say no on visit (idioms dictionary) eleven.  I mean seriously.  Please.  I know you have good intentions but stop trying to up-sell me.  I’m here because the pedicures are $30.

3.  No, stop, just (just in case meaning) don’t.  {Sigh}…he did.

So the other day I’m getting a pedicure with my friend and all is going well.  Until that is I feel the nail techs hot breath on my toes (im cringing as we speak).  I mean…there are really just no words for this.  My toes are not a kids Mac n cheese, this is a SHELLAC pedicure!  Please use the damn light…there is just no need to blow on them!

2.  Babies should bathe at home.

Now this is probably one of the craziest, grossest and most shocking things I have ever seen.  So I’m sitting there one afternoon getting a pedicure and right next to me the owner (yes owner) starts giving his baby a bath in the pedicure foot bath.  Shampoo and all…even threw in some bath toys.  You heard me right.  I was completely horrified.  All I could think of was all the articles I’ve read online about how the foot baths get clogged often dead foot shavings…ugh!

1.  Conversation Starter Fail x 2.

I would love (fall in love synonym) to know what type of training some of my nail technicians have received before their first day on the job. I’m sure there is a short segment on conversation starters…but I have to just think these two are not on the list:

From day one, I learned you don’t ask someone what race or nationality they are.  And surely it’s not a conversation starter.  So please don’t be surprised when I look a little caught off guard if the first thing you ask me when I sit down is “Are you Mexican?”.  I couldn’t help but laugh.  Don’t get me wrong..I have nothing against anyone from Mexico.  I love the country, the people, and let me just say I may just not mind living near the beach and having a daily margarita.  But I’m just going to throw it out there…this may not be the first question you want to ask a customer.

And then there was that time (race against time phrase) the nail tech asked me about my mother:

Nail tech:  “So is your mother still alive”

Me: “ummmmm what?????”

Nail tech: (keeps going with this) “is she still living?”

Me: (jaw dropped / half laughing): “I mean, I hope so, I guess I’d better go call her!”.

Who else has had similar stories or something weird happen at the nail salon?  Please share…I would love to laugh with you!

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    July 15, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Thanks very nice blog!

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