Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Nipped that one in the bud...

Overheard inside a treatment room:

I'm massaging an Army MP, recently returned from Iraq, and I've already thanked him for his service...

The massage is almost over, and I'm working on his left quad.

Client: (tentatively) So....I promised my buddies I'd ask you a question...

Me: (sternly) DON'T ask me for a Happy Ending! If you ask me for a Happy Ending, this massage is OVER.

Client: (in a VERY small voice) Okay.

I was laughing inside, though.

17 comments:

Buck said...

Well, at least the dude understood immediately. That's a kinda rare quality in Ground-pounders. I use the term affectionately, of course. :p

Lokidude said...

Tell him to try Shanghai. I know for a fact that happy endings exist there. Barber poles are the key.

Christina LMT said...

Heh, good point, Buck! But if he'd been really clever, he could have affected outrage and insisted he wouldn't DREAM of asking me for a happy ending, he was going to ask me something completely different! Like, how long it took to get licensed, or something similar...

Lokidude, I told him where to go (Chinatown), or to look in the Yellow Pages under "Massage"...you'll not find one single legitimate spa or therapist in the Las Vegas Yellow Pages.

Soooo, personal experience?!

SCI-FI said...

Did he get a business card afterwards?

If so, his first thought must've been, "Hot damn, a second chance!"

:)

Christina LMT said...

SCI-FI, I give just about every client a business card. You'd have to be WAY creepier than this guy for me NOT to hand one out. :D

Kevin said...

LOL! How often do you get that question?

Christina LMT said...

Not as often as you might think. My colleague Phyllis, however, has VERY bad luck...

Roismhaire said...

"And the prince and princess lived happily ever after in a land free of evil tyrants. The End".

That's a dang happy ending to me. Am I missing something?

Christina LMT said...

In an ideal world, Roismhaire...*sigh*

This is Vegas, though. Sin City. Where every massage therapist MUST be a prostitute, right?

Buckskins Rule said...

Well, at least he didn't take a whole lot of convincing.

Christina LMT said...

Buckskins Rule, the massage WOULD have been over, and he'd have been escorted out of the hotel by security had he become insistent.

Julie said...

All in a day's work - hey?

Christina LMT said...

Pretty much, Julie. Plus...GREAT blog fodder! ;)

Buck said...

But if he'd been really clever...

Christina. Girl. He was ARMY. "Clever" and Army are mutually-exclusive. :p

Christina LMT said...

Hey!!! ;) (Dad and both brothers: career Army...)

Zelda said...

Sounds like some poor guy who lost a bet. lol. Next time you should give them Roismhaire's version.

Christina LMT said...

Zelda, GOOD IDEA! The very next time somebody uses the phrase "Happy Ending", I'll put it into effect.