Monday evening was the night for my spring pedicure. I LOVE pedicures!! I love everything about them, so all day long, I walked around in eager anticipation of this appointment.
But, when I got to the appointment, and sat with my feet soaking in water that was the perfect temperature, with the massaging chair doing deep rolls up and down my back, I realized that no matter how much I paid for this pedicure, it probably wasn't enough. Especially when we're talking about the first pedicure of the season.
The first pedicure has to deal with the feet that have been "clothed" all winter in socks and shoes. It also has to deal with the feet that have started to take exercising seriously - biking, lifting weights, walking, yoga, and water aerobics. This pedicure has to take into account how my skin gets incredibly dried out in the winter.
So, as I sat in my massaging chair, trying to read the book I had brought with me, cold drink by my side, I got distracted by how much of my foot was being left behind on the towel and in the foot basin (I realize this could be TMI for some folks). I watched as this darling girl shaped my toenails, and then tried to massage some moisture back into my skin, before applying the lovely color on the nails.
It was an amazing experience for me, and I loved every minute of it. But after really noticing what happened during this pedicure, I really can't help but think that pedicures should be priced by how recently your feet have had any type of attention. Once I'm in shape for the spring/summer, I'm good to go. But this one... well, let's just say I tipped VERY generously!!!!!
As always, thanks to Stacey and Ruth at Two Writing Teachers for hosting the Slice of Life Challenge!