All I wanted was a little relaxation and to catch up on the gossip


I left work early Friday for a doctor’s appointment. It got out early.

What’s a girl to do? Go and get a mani/pedi of course! (Thanks, M, for the gift certificate.)

Colors picked and I have a seat, just waiting my turn. I spot the OK! magazine and US Weekly. I never have time for gossip quality publications like this.

I get called back to the massaging chair, have a seat, turn the chair on and open the magazine.

I’m finally comfy and the lady wants to chat. Crap. This is just like the dentist, except without all of the metal in my mouth.

I don’t want to chat. I want to get my feet rubbed, my body massaged and read some gossip quality publications.

Before she really starts to chat, she asks “You want design on pedicure”.

“No thanks, just the paint.” (You can already see the disappointment in her eyes…no up-sale for me).

“Just pedicure and manicure?”

“Yes, please” while shuffling my magazines. Hello, I need to read about Rob Pattinson and Jon and Kate plus 8; Jon, you are a bad man, by the way.

“You need eyebrows?”

“What, eyebrows? No, I just had them done. Do I need my eyebrows waxed?”

“Yes. Need shape. Wax eyebrows.”

“Fine, I’ll get my eyebrows waxed.”

And, that was enough for her to let me read my magazines in peace!

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  1. Sometimes you just gotta give them a LITTLE upsale! 🙂

    I agree about not wanting to talk. I want to sit there and focus on how good the massage chair feels!

  2. Hehe! Those upsales… I always want to say, listen, if I wanted that I would have asked for it! But I never have said that 🙂

    And I know what you mean–you just want to have a little peace and quiet…you don’t want to make new friends 🙂 You want to catch up on gossip and think about nothing 🙂

  3. Ooohhh, so that’s why they keep talking? I’ll have to remember to only ask for one of the things I want, then let them upsell me so I can read my mags like you lol.

  4. yep, they can get pushy but there’s nothing like a good pedi! Your toes looked great btw.

  5. I’m going to get a pedi after work today – I finally made my mind up! I can’t wait! Thanks for the teaser…although I won’t end up getting my eyebrows waxed! 🙂

  6. I love having those done…too bad it only happens twice a year!! I’m glad you got some peace!!

  7. They drive me crazy with the small talk! lol
    I love when they ask about eyebrows and I think mine look great at the time! 🙂
    Glad you got a mani/pedi…I need one bad!!

  8. You know, I’ve never had a mani/pedi before. It’s probably because my feet are really ticklish and I think I’d giggle throughout the entire thing.

    Pedis I never bother because I totally bite my nails. Bad habit, I know, but I can’t help it.

  9. LOL!! I’ve only had a pedicure once…it was ok. I just have this problem with people getting near my feet! 🙂

  10. i hope you got to catch up on some of the gossip!! glad you got some relaxation time:)

  11. lol I hate people like that. Grrr. I just tell them I dont want to chat and I want to read in peace and quiet because Im a mom of two and that peace and quiet rarely happens.

    I tagged you over on my blog. Um, yesterdays post actually.

    Oh and Jon isn’t a bad man. It’s literally gossip. He has not had an affair and neither has Kate (because that’s the new spin on everything; she’s the one having the affair).

  12. lol! I hate when they ask me if I want my eyebrows waxed! When I say no, then all the sudden I’m freaking out because I’m thinking my eyebrows look awful! haha I’m glad someone posted the youtube video about this, it’s fabulous!!

  13. Ha Ha! I’m glad I’m not the only one they badger about eyebrows! I get that all the time and I choose to pluck them myself thank you very much!! (guess I don’t do a job that is sufficient for their taste!)

    Glad you were able to get your mani/pedi and read your mags in peace!

  14. oh that just stinks doesn’t it when they want to chat! shhhh lady – i am busy catching up on the gossip!

  15. How funny and oh so true, they must love me, I always get all the extras, including designs. When I first found out I was pregnant with my twins, I wanted to get little babies on my big toes, and see if anyone noticed. Well the babies turned out to look just like snowmen, in May, strange indeed, lol!

  16. I always get so annoyed when a cashier opens up a new lane at the grocery store and peer pressures me into it… Doesn’t he realize this is all the precious time I have to catch up my “current events”?! haha!

  17. haha…guess she finally caught on that you didn’t want to chat, huh? 🙂

  18. [gasp] I just got a pedicure on Friday, too. It was my first. And I didn’t know when she asked me if I wanted a flower on my toenail that it would cost me more. Plus she gawked at my eyebrows and begged me to have them shaped or plucked or somethin’. When I refused she went on and on about my dead facial skin and how I needed a facial. What the….?! “Lady, I have five kids,” I explain. “And frankly, I’ve got a lot of dead everything!” And that was the end of that.

  19. Ack! I never know what to do. Chat or no chat. If you’re quiet, they say, “Oh, you’re friend came in here and she’s so funny!” If you’re chatty, you hear from your friend that you talk too much!

  20. every time I get my nails done…which isn’t very often…they try and wax my eyebrows…even when I have just had them done! One time I almost asked “what do you want to just take them off?!”

  21. pushy sales people… they sure know how to make you feel unkept don’t they? 🙂

  22. Argh, I HATE when they try to get me with the “eyebrow wax” LOL.

  23. LOL! I hate it when they tell me this is what I need…ahh so irritating! I am glad you were able to relax though!

  24. Sparkette says:

    Ah yes I know that story all to well! The people I go to do it all the time 🙂

  25. Everything about this post made me laugh…out loud! Thanks for making me smile. 🙂

  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out the Snickerdoodle Cookies! I’m sure you can use real butter, that would be fine.

  27. Smart A$$ Mom says:

    when i get a massage i always add that i ‘enjoy a quiet and relaxing hour’ aka, dont freaking talk to me!

  28. I love how they offer you every service under the sun when you go in for one thing! I, too, have caved on occassion.

  29. You had me at mani/pedi,a massage chair and quality literature.
    Sounds heavenly.
    I hope you didn’t have to paint your eyebrows on this morning.
    The things we do for a little peace and quiet.

  30. In the small town we live in we just got a business that has really cheap pedicures but I cannot understand them. I went there once and will never go back. I would much rather pay the extra $20 and go to my salon and be in peace!

    Also, your comment on my blog about SMART Boards.. yes, they are really cool! Can you imagine having one in every classroom? It will be like Christmas next school year, and our kindergarten rooms will also have SMART Tables, which the table surface is interactive. We started moving in to the new building this week. So exciting!

  31. Ack! That is SO annoying when they keep talking to you when all you want to do it read.

    I usually like to veg during my pedicures so this Thurs will be interesting, I may have to communicate since it’s supposed to be a social function with other moms.

  32. So hilarious! They are good salespeople for English not being their first language. I am such a sucker, too. It must be written on my face. They spot it when I walk in. Ha!

  33. LOL! Why do they have to talk!?!?

    …and if I wanted my eyebrows waxed I would have asked!! That drives me crazy!

    :o) Have a good last couple weeks of school! When are you out?

  34. That is SO annoying! I can’t believe she was so pushy, but at least you finally got your peace and gossip magazine time.

  35. Sometimes those people are a little TOO pushy. That gets on my nerves because if I’d wanted something else, I would have told the person!

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