Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pedicures and Pain - Yeah, they don't belong together!

I sat there wincing afraid to look down at my toes again.  The first three times I peeked at my toes - I saw blood.  She was dabbing the blood hoping it would stop bleeding before I noticed, I think.  The first two times she had cut my big toe nails too short and that was caused the bleeding.  Honest mistake.  But by the third and fourth time, honestly I was speechless.  I was paralyzed with disbelief that again (on different parts of my toes) that she had caused me to bleed again.

I know that my crazy pain tolerance played a part in my delayed reaction.  I've had a collapsed lung and walked around explaining it was just a "funny" feeling I had in my shoulder blade.  I've walked around with a cracked finger bone until my finger was so swollen that I could no longer wear my wedding ring before going to the doctor - declining any pain medication.

It wasn't until I saw the blood and felt the stinging from the alcohol they use that the gravity of the situation had sunken in.  This has never happened before and I've had many, many pedicures.

I was so caught off guard by it that I never said anything about the stinging or discomfort, even as I paid and tipped her.  But what burns me now is neither did she.  She knows as she was constantly dabbing the blood.  That's the part that really bugs me.

I'm savvy enough to understand that this was one person who was obviously inexperienced or just plain having a bad day, but I gotta tell you I'm going to be really skittish for awhile when it comes to pedicures...

What would you have done?  My reaction frankly shocks me.  I'm normally the first person to call someone on something like that...

And for the curious... yes - those are my actual toes post pedicure.  :)


Jennifer Willey May 17, 2012 at 8:30 AM  

Touch!!!! I have had them cut me, but not that bad. And I think I would have done the same as you, in shock. Then leave, never to return. My podiatrist says NEVER get pedis done as they are so unsanitary.....I'd dunk my feet in hydrogen peroxide...just in case.

Unknown May 17, 2012 at 8:50 AM  

Aww that's not fun. Can you tell us which salon so I make sure NEVER to go there. Sounds like torture! :-(

Unknown May 17, 2012 at 10:51 AM  

Oh my gosh, that's horrible! I can't even imagine. My best advice is simply to never go back there again.

I'm not sure where you go, but when it comes to my toes & nails I always pay extra and get them done at a swank salon/spa. Don't swear off the pedicures, just be sure that you're going someplace nice to get them done!

Ericka @ Nibbles and Feasts May 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM  

My biggest nightmare! Please don't go back!

presley's Pantry May 17, 2012 at 9:47 PM  

I would have asked her to please be careful the first time. Then if it continued a second time, i would have asked her to stop all together. That sounds awful.

click here May 18, 2012 at 12:51 AM  

I hope Control of Energy decisions will stay in New Brunswick

Catalina May 18, 2012 at 7:22 AM  

Once is a mistake, more than that is suspicious. Maybe she wasn't licensed? I would definitely not return to that place b/c who knows if the other techs are properly trained or not.

Amelia @ Eating Made Easy May 18, 2012 at 9:20 PM  

And to think we all go to nail salons to get pampered, not poked!

Caryn B. May 19, 2012 at 4:36 PM  

UGH! I think I've only been "clipped" once but it was painful and I definitely never went back. Sorry : (

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