The Thing About Nail Shops

There’s so much to do and only 2 days to do it. I haven’t been in the mood to really do anything. I’m just sitting here waiting for my period and when I wait the whole world stops and waits too cause I refuse to be a functioning member of society until then!

I did get my nails done so thats one thing off the list. I always go into these places thinking it’ll be an hour till I realize an hour goes by real quick and not much happens. Turns out I’m a 2 hour job. The place closed at 5:30 so I thought I’d book myself in for 4pm. We were done at 6pm. So, I guess I know for next time.

In saying that, the ladies at the nail shop confuse me. I don’t know if they like me or not. First time I went in there I felt like they tried talking me out of the length of my nails. Well, that definitely wasn’t going to happen. I convinced them I couldn’t be swayed. Then they were telling me to go acrylic. Again, no. SNS. I don’t know why they were trying to change my mind but it didn’t work.

So, they talk amongst themselves as they usually do. And it doesn’t bother me. I’d rather them talk to each other for 2 hours then me because I always feel like we try so hard to communicate but just end up smiling and nodding. Or saying long sentences in hopes that we can get a conversation flowing but it always stops abruptly cause we don’t understand each other. So once in awhile we’ll discuss our mutual interest, my nails. And it seems they talk about them too.

I feel like I must be the only customer they have who gets my length nails cause it really seems like it blows their mind. They say a lot of “too long”, “too sharp”, “you like that?” and my favorite one was from the last time I was there “too scary”.

I’m guessing no strippers go to this nail place… Maybe they think I am??

So, I was sitting there minding my own business as best I can when one of the ladies went over and was watching the lady do her thing over her shoulder. She said something, the other lady responded, there was laughter and then she walked away. This happened a couple times.

Then I suddenly saw myself as Elaine in ‘The Understudy’ episode (Seinfeld) when she goes to the nail place and she feels like the women are taking about her. They were Korean so she gets Frank to go to the nail place with her so he can translate what they’re saying.

I needed a Frank!

I need someone who speaks or understands Vietnamese.

HOW COME I DIDN’T PAY ATTENTION IN HIGH SCHOOL!!?? I can count to 10 and say “Happy New Year” but that’s about it.

So that’s where I’m at right now. Paranoid but with great nails. At the same time, for what they charge me and the time I make them waste on me, they can talk about me as much as they want. I don’t think I’ll find a better price anywhere else.

Those ladies have alot of patience.

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