23 May 2011

"If you steal my sunshine" --Len



Congrats on not ascending. You heathen, you. Maybe we all didn't ascend because of this woman...

I was at a nail salon this weekend. I was led to a pedicure chair (sans fish) and noticed the woman next to me because: A) she had her knock-off designer purse on the little table part attached to MY chair and it was sticking out over MY arm rest, B) she was muttering into her cell phone the entire hour she was there and C) she had arrived in three inch, leopard print pumps.

On A): you know I pushed that sucker way over to her side and off my arm rest without even making eye contact.

On B): Eh. I think it's rude to the technician but I guess it's no worse than reading a magazine. Plus, muttering is preferable to shouting.

On C): I have nothing against leopard print pumps but time and place, People. Who goes to get a pedicure in pumps? You go in sandals and shorts! This is widely known. But, apparently, not to this woman.

So, as luck would have it, when my mani/pedi (which always sounds like "maxipad" to me) was done, I was guided to a drying station chair right next to this woman. The dryers ran. Then her technician came over and sprayed her toes with drying spray and walked away. I heard her say into the phone "I'm not going to put on my shoes because I don't think the polish is dry yet." With that, she got up, carrying her pumps, paid at the counter and walked out IN THE FLIP-FLOPS THE SALON PUT ON HER FEET!

I looked around to see if anyone else had watched this theft transpire besides me... nope. I considered calling to one of the technicians. But... I did nothing. After all, maybe you're allowed to take those minipad (hey, we're working a theme here)-thin flip-flops even though there's a return bin for them at the drying station. Maybe she's worked out a deal to bring them back next time. Or... maybe she's just a selfish bitch.

Which leads us to multiple questions du jour: Are those flip-flops yours to take? Should I have said something? If so, to whom? Am I an accessory? Don't tase me, Bro!

15 comments:

froggy said...

Like the *free* pen out the checkout - which is now attached with a sprongy spiral that will yank you off your feet...

Liebchen said...

If there's a return bin, then it sounds like the flip-flops are not yours to take. However, I've been in a couple salons where they give you the super cheap flip-flops expecting you throw them out, so in that case I don't see anything wrong with walking out in them. They're just not all that comfortable.

pureklass said...

As a woman in her 30s who has never had a pedicure, there is a lot of information in this post that kind of blew my mind. Drying spray! Flip flops provided for you!

Back in the dead of winter, I saw a well-dressed woman walking down Lexington Ave (in New York) with her winter boots slung over her shoulder as she minced along in flip flops and a fresh pedicure. At least, I now assume that's what was going on. At the time, I was just confused.

The Bug said...

I've only had a couple of pedicures before & yes, the "flip-flops" were disposable (& practically impossible to walk in too). But the brazen things people do are pretty amazing to me, that's for sure!

Raquel's World said...

I'm pretty sure they are to take. If they are not than they should be. Come on, who wanst to share shoes with a stranger? Not me!

asplenia said...

I'm not sure, I've never had a mani/pedi! I'd think not though, I mean, it would be expensive for the salon to offer "disposable" shoes.

Cyndy said...

Once when I got a pedicure in the winter time they told me to keep the flip flops on for a while and that I should wear them home. I asked them how soon they needed them back and they said it didn't matter and it was okay to just keep them or throw them away. They were really awful flip flops so I returned them the next day.

Mike said...

They're disposable. My wife comes home in them every once in awhile.

ellen said...

I think you can keep them if you want (and no one wants to, hence the bin!).

Vivian said...

I've never been given flip flops. Maybe I just look like I'd steal them.

Drama Queen said...

I might as well be walking on a piece of paper, those flip-flops are so thin...so ours are disposable. I don't think my salon would take them back if we paid them!

But the pumps? You're right. That was just dumb. NEVER wear pumps to a pedi - you will so screw up the polish!!!

Lemon Gloria said...

The only time I've not had flip flops, they gave me a pair to wear home. I don't think they re-use them.

She sounds like a jerk, though.

Narm said...

I ALWAYS wear them home...

...I mean...

I don't get pedicures...

Barbara said...

They probably buy those flip-flops by the gross and expect to lose a certain percentage over time. I'm sure she isn't the first. She is an example of the growing number of people who are totally rude and think of nothing but themselves.

lacochran's evil twin said...

froggy: Forget the pen, I want the pretty spiral attachment.

Liebchen: I thought it was a return bin. Maybe it's a trash can. I've no idea how they'd go about sanitizing these things anyway.

pureklass: Happy to be of service.

The Bug, Mike, ellen, Lemon Gloria: Huh! Live, learn. Maybe I could do that. Thanks for the education.

Raquel's World: You got that right.

asplenia: These are to flipflops as doctor's office patient gowns are to dresses.

Cyndy: And did they thank you for returning them or look at you strangely?

Vivian: Next time don't blog about it. ;)

Drama Queen: Right?! :)

Narm: I'll bet you look cute in 'em.

Barbara: Exactly. When she should be thinking of ME. Me, me, me, me, me.