It is now my firm belief that most pedicurists have not been raised right. This is only my perception based upon the fact that I often don't know their country of origin or their language. This is not discrimination, just a simple American perception on my part.

There is an episode of Seinfeld where Elaine gets a manicure, and the manicurists talk and laugh together while giving Elaine her nail polish. Elaine laughs with them, curious as to what they are saying but confident they are talking positively about her. In fact, the subtitles reveal that they are calling her a "princess" and saying many derogatory things about the way she is dressed and carries herself.

Today I got a pedicure, and the wonderful woman who paints my toenails and massages my legs was carrying on quite a conversation with the man who owns the shop. I am not certain what language they were speaking, but I think I got the gist of their talk. I believe she was saying, "Wow, this woman didn't even shave her legs today! Can you believe that? And look at all these mosquito bites on her ankles -- I'm not touching those. And why does she keep falling asleep in the massage chair like that? She needs to wake up and pay attention or I'm painting her toes orange!"

I suppose it doesn't matter whether this particular pedicurist was raised right or not; my toenails look great, my legs feel relaxed, and I am $18 poorer. But I think before I go again I may get hold of some Rosetta Stone software so that I can be more sure of exactly what they are saying about me. And I'll probably shave my legs before next time too, just to be sure.

So does it matter if the pedicurist was raised right?

Susan Codone
http://raisedallright.blogspot.com

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