It's bad enough lying on your back on a sweaty summer day waiting for the bikini-wax lady to get down to business.The situation becomes 10X worse when you can overhear the customer in the next little cubicle describing a personal hygiene issue using colorful language and extreme detail.This happened to me last week,and it had to be the worst captive-audience situation I haveeverbeen caught in.
I was atShobhaover on Lexington Avenue;this particular spa is loftlike,with no full,floor-to-ceiling walls between waxing rooms.So one would think people would realize that everything they say--even any little squeal of pain--can be heard by basically everyone in the place.I can only guess that T.M.I.Lady had forgotten about this aspect of the establishment's architecture,or simply chose to overlook it in favor of the instant-gratification of telling her aesthetician alllllll about ...
If you don't want to know what I overheard,skip to the bottom of this post.Due warning: It's totally disgusting.
...the swollen red bump that has been festering in her nether regions for about a month.Not only festering,but filling with pus until she pops it to relieve the pressure.Then it refills.Um,great!Thanks for sharing with the group.T.M.I.Lady went on to explain that she was not sure if they should proceed with waxing over said pus-filled bump,or whether they should try to waxaroundit somehow.Um,how about this: See some kind ofdoctorfirst?I somehow refrained from suggesting this over the partition.
My waxing lady and I made uncomfortable eye contact (although eye contact is always uncomfortable in the waxing room,even when it is not made over a horrifyingly graphic personal-hygiene conversation happening in the adjacent room) and then went back to trying to pretend we were someplace else.Someplace far,far away.Meanwhile,T.M.I.Lady continued to discuss the pus-filled bump for at least five full minutes.
Sorry to do that to you.I had to vent.I guess I am no better than T.M.I.Lady now.
Have you ever overheard a disgusting conversation at a spa?What about other grody spa experiences--got any to share?Oh,I also sat next to a lady with gaping,scabby gashes all over her legs during my last pedicure.Sanitary!
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