Okay, it was not quite like the picture I just snatched from bing.com, but it was a wonderful mani/pedi. I needed it. I've had one of the busiest weeks I've had in a while. My kids' teachers probably think I pay no attention to them whatsoever from the looks of their folders and signed papers. The truth is I look at them in my classroom, and shove them all back in.................Okay, that's a lie. I did not check them daily this week as I should.................Alright! I didn't check them at all!!! I feel guilty and horrible, but it was SAT review week and testing was minimal. My kids mostly work independently anyway......Fine. I failed as a parent this week.
Moving on.....my mani/pedi was fabulous. If you know me, I am
I took in every moment, every massage, every sluff, and buff. My toes were given much needed attention after a winter of neglect, as my hands and fingernails endured their metamorphosis. So much more enjoyable when it is given as a gift from someone you love.
When this 30 minutes of heaven was over, I flopped out in my pedi shoes, waltzed up to the counter with my well-deserved gift card from my wonderful husband. The sweet, Asian woman looked at my card, looked at me like I had just been dropped by a UFO, and pointed across the street. "Dis faw nail place there".
"Oh, I'm sorry. I'm new in town. No problem. What do I owe you?"
I left this haven with my head hung in shame and my beautiful nails glistening in the sunset.
~Lesson: Check the name of the store closely before cashing in on the gift card.