Tuesday, September 05, 2006

more on toes

I have been called out on the fact that I have a disproportionate number of posts about toes (most recently there was this one and a while back I posted about my own toe saga and my subsequent investigation).

In response I look to the eloquent wisdom of Patty Tanager the Cady Manager, "big woop, wanna fight about it?"

So . . . I have another toe issue. Let me back up and lay the appropriate foundation for this riveting yarn.

Until a few weeks ago, I had never had a professional manicure or pedicure -- primarily because I know where to secure nail polish, and possess the technical know-how to use it. But my little sister was getting married, so I decided to join in on the girly-girl-pre-wedding festivities.

My manicure went off without incident. Sadly, I can't quite say the same about the pedicure. Once my fingernails were pink and shiny, I looked around the shop for some sort of chair or fancy ottoman which would serve as the manicurist's working surface while she polished up my toes, but nothing of the sort was to be found.

It turns out pedicure-furniture is for chumps.

The manicurist lifted my feet under the table, grabbed my heels, and put my feet on her lap. I'd by lying if I said I was completely comfortable at that point, but my discomfort shot off the charts when she wedged the foot she was not polishing smack-dab in her crotch.


I can only imagine the look of horror on my face once my heel registered the warmth emanating from her hooey. Was this a pedicure or a date?

So I must ask: Is this normal, or have I just been naïve to what goes on inside nail shops?

This is not an idle question. Please educate me. I need to determine whether I have undergone a typical pedicure experience, or if I am, in fact, the victim of sexual assault.

Thoughts? Crotch-mounted-pedicure the norm? I MUST KNOW.


Anonymous said...

See the following links with pictures of pedicures in progress:



Nary a hooha anchored pedicure in the bunch.

I'm thinking you might want to file charges.
An assault even-criminal and in tort. What state were you in? Maybe you can recover damages for emotional distress. Or, if it was a really crappy pedicure and but for the assault it wouldn't have been crappy, maybe you could recover for the costs of a new pedicure.

However, in addition to legal action on behalf of your toes, you may also want to enroll them in counselling. From your previous posts, it seems your toes have become an easy mark for the unscrupulous toe professional.

Reluctant Kerry said...

Thanks for the counseling recommendation.

My toes actually have their own support groups. The left group meets Mon-Wed-Fri at 6:30. The right group meets Tues-Thurs-Sat at 7:15.

The toes share their experiences with one another in hopes of healing and developing callouses.