I used to work with a woman who always wore strappy sandals to work. She had a french manicure on her toes, and always wore sandals that were too small. Her nasty finger looking toes would be hanging over the sole of her shoes. It was nasty. Feet are gross.
I have never had a professional pedicure. First, it seems like a stupid waste of money. Second, I'm completely repulsed by feet. Touching a stranger's feet is so embedded on my no-fly list that I don't think I could be around a pedicurist for 20 or 30 minutes without saying something wildly inappropriate or feeling really uncomfortable. It really doesn't seem all that different from giving hand-jobs to smelly and ugly people in my foot-hating view of the world. If I could get past all that I would have to pay cash with exact change for the amount and tip because I know where their hands have been.
I've had two professional massages and just kept waiting for them to be over so I could go back to not having a stranger touching me. Blech.
The pedicure I got was $32 before the tip, and I tip well. I always used to do my own pedicures. I'm pretty good at it, but if I want a darker polish (something other than light pink) I need help so it doesn't look sloppy. I went with a gorgeous shade of blue, and I loved it.
Being uptight and not being able to afford certain luxuries are two different things.
Another reason I held off so long on the pedicures is because I knew that once I had one, I'd want one all the time!
I do my own manis but at the beginning of the summer I'll get a pedi. I'll maintain it myself the rest of the season, though. I don't do this every year but I try.
I give B pedicures because if I don't he'll let his toenails grow into talons. If that happens I'm likely to get stabbed under the covers. Sure, he could wear socks to avoid that but socks in bed drive me insane!
Feet don't bother me. Not even a little bit. But a mole with a hair growing out of it? dry heaves
I'm totally, totally with Neady on pretty much every point she made above.
I don't mind feet - though I don't do pedicures because, well I'm a guy. The Mermaid wishes I did, and has also helped me out here and there with her under-covers defenses. I can't wear socks in bed and fall asleep.
Mole hair... RALPH. The Mermaid has a friend who has a giant mole, and it has hairs. She cuts them, but sometimes makes herself bleed when she does. Seriously, I do. not. know. how. I. didn't. puke. that day. Sorry honey if you read this, but BLAAAAAAAAAAP. Get thy friend to a molectomy, STAT.
This message has been edited by SquiddyBoy on Feb 10, 2012 4:20 PM
Supposedly in some culture I read about awhile ago, if you have hair growing out of your mole you're held at a higher standard or something.
I saw an asian guy in a department store with a waterfall of hair growing out of his mole. They were so long and so many of them growing out of one mole. I couldn't look but I couldn't look away either.