Friday, April 18, 2008

That poor woman.

My first client of the day, bright and early at 8:00 AM, was a very glum, non-communicative lady.

Didn't smile when I greeted her, half-grunted in reply to my question of, "How is everything?" during the massage, just had a little rain-cloud hovering over her head.

After our session, she seemed a little better, managed a slight smile, said she felt more relaxed, but when I told her she had use of the spa for the entire day, that she could come and go as many times as she liked before 6:00 PM, her face fell again, and she said, "I'll be spending the whole day with my husband and his ex-wife."

While my brain froze in horror, not even wanting to contemplate such a fate, my mouth came up with this: "Well, no wonder you needed a massage...you'll probably need one later today, too!"

She just replied, "Wouldn't surprise me..," and went to her locker to get dressed, the first step on her journey to hell.

6 comments:

Sonja said...

*shudder*

Christina LMT said...

Tell me...

Lin M. said...

I could think of nothing I'd rather NOT do, then spend the day with the "ex". Why would he make her do that, other than perhaps a wedding or funeral or something they both had to be present for.

Even then I would asked to be seated in the "non ex wives from hell" section of the room.

Christina LMT said...

The funny thing about this is, I'D be the "ex" in this sort of situation, and I can still see how horrible it must be for this lady.

I didn't feel it was appropriate to ask for details (but I really, really wanted to!)

Maybe the husband's child is getting married? Lots of folks come here to Vegas to do that, after all.

phlegmfatale said...

aw, jeez. poor woman. i hope it was better than she expected.

Christina LMT said...

I do, too, Phlegm. She seemed utterly beaten down and defeated.