Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Things I Really Don't Like

If you read my earlier post, you know that I had a massage for back/neck/shoulder problems this past weekend. Well, I was also completely out of warranty on pedicures, so I had to have my toes done or switch to winter boots - there was no other alternative.

Now, understand, that I am ticklish, so I don't really like pedicures much to begin with. But it's a hell of a lot easier than painting my own toenails, so I suffer through it. The part that I really don't like is when they think that part of a pedicure should be massaging you. Okay, I just paid for a massage by trained professionals and I don't want one from someone who's not. Especially if I just had a massage the day before and am already bruised from that one. Especially if the nail tech giving the massage on my legs, is too busy talking and not even looking down while she's squeezing the hell out of my legs on the exact spots where I'm already bruised.

I really don't like having to tell someone to pay attention to their job, either. Or point out that if the purpose of the massage is to relax me and it's supposed to feel good, then they're in the negative. You're hurting me and now not only am I not relaxed, I'm irritated that you don't even pay attention to your job. Either do something 100% or don't play at other people's professions.

So anyway, I am annoyed with my nail techs and have been for a while, so looks like it's time to find a new one. (sigh)

Tomorrow I am on the road again. I have an early flight - 7:00 am. (ugh) The only good part is I'm going to Manhattan and will be there early enough to pay a visit to the Dorchester offices and meet some of the employees that I haven't had a chance to meet before. And if the flight is on time, I will get a chance to have lunch with my fabulous editor, Leah. So although it's a rushed trip (I'm back on Friday) and I will have to get up around 4:00 am tomorrow to make my flight, it will all be worth it.

By the way - since I will be up at 4:00 am tomorrow, I'm just guessing I won't be blogging until Thursday. So see you then!


Tori Lennox said...

I've never had a pedicure and I've always thought I might like it. On the other hand, my feet are super-ticklish. It's a quandry.

I hope you have a lovely time in New York! :)

Jaye Wells said...

For some reason I always get the nail tech with the hang nail for the calf massage. Remind me next time I see you to tell youa botu the place where I get the "baby butt" pedicure in town. It's awesome.

Jana DeLeon said...

tori - the ticklish thing makes a pedi hard, but it's still easier than doing it myself. :)

jaye - are you coming to DARA? I simply must have a good salon and the "baby butt" pedi sounds interesting.

sara said...

The foot and calf massage is my favorite part of a pedicure!! I actually got just got one as well and loved it. Then again, I'm not ticklish and I love massages in any form.

Jana DeLeon said...

sara - I wish I loved it because they all seem hell-bent on doing it. :) Lucky for you!

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