Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Bulletpoints of Goodness...

'cause I got nuthin' else!

- I massaged a lady the other day, talked her into getting our fall special (a Swedish massage plus European facial for $160, a $40 discount). As I was changing the linen in the treatment room, she stuck her head in the door, holding a $100 bill, telling me she'd run up to the desk to break it so she could give me my tip. I was thrilled, thinking I'd have some good tips to take home, but before I could get too excited about it, she returned and handed me two fives. One for me and one for the esthetician who did her facial!

- A large, middle-aged gentleman I massaged told me upfront he wanted me to focus on his neck and shoulders. He was getting a Swedish massage (light-medium pressure), and I had just started on his shoulders when he said, "Not so hard, please." And he repeated it about four times, as I kept lightening the pressure. I've massaged an 11-year-old girl who wanted more pressure than this guy! I think this was one of the most difficult massages I've ever done, trying to find the balance between making sure the client gets some therapeutic benefit out of it, while making sure he's satisfied I'm not using too much pressure. I was sweating before we were done!

- A victory for the Correct Grammar, Please Club: There's a sign on the wall in the locker room of my gym, above the scale, which used to read, "Turn Scale Off When Your Finished".
It drove me absolutely bonkers. Luckily, a month or so ago, they put a suggestion box in the locker room where one could anonymously make comments or suggestions, so naturally I filled out a form begging for a new, corrected sign. And lo and behold, today it was up! Yay, me! Now to work on getting the "October Birthday's" list fixed...

- My daughter has joined the Young Republicans Club at her high school. The club consists of the teacher in charge and about six or seven student members. Out of a student body in the thousands...
The students spent several hours making flyers and posting them all over the campus, only to come to school the next day to find almost all of them torn down. Apparently, it wasn't only students doing the tearing-down, either. The Young Democrats posters were untouched. What ever happened to free speech?! They had a meeting with the Principal, who promised to do something. We'll see, I guess.

11 comments:

Deliciously said...

Young Republicans?

Emby would KILL MY SOUL if she ever joined the YR.

Christina LMT said...

I have to admit, I was kinda shocked...I was a card-carrying member of Greenpeace when I was her age! Flaming liberal! Cut school and demonstrated in the streets of Berlin against nukes!
Reminds me of that show from the Eighties with Michael J. Fox...;)

HollyB said...

I think it's tres Kewl your daughter is politicall aware at such a young age. Most teens are NOT so involved at her age.

AS for bad tippers...if you can't afford a decent tip for the Service Provider...don't by the service.

I always worry about giving tooo small a tip, generally 20%. Is that too cheap?

Christina LMT said...

Holly, trust me...20% is OUTSTANDING!
I'm happy to get 10%, thrilled to get 15%, but if I get 20%, I'm singing hosannas all the way home.

Buck said...

The Young Democrats posters were untouched. What ever happened to free speech?!

I think you answered your own question here, Christina. "Free speech" is only free when you agree... if you're a Democrat. Otherwise, it's heresy and grounds for the modern equivalent of being burned at the stake. If you're lucky.

And... Good On Ya for the English victory! One step at a time...

crankylitprof said...

Ah, the tolerance of the opposition. Always a shining beacon.

*snerk*

I can admit that I was more liberal-leaning in high school. Then, I grew up, and had to actually pay my own way.

Blondefabulous said...

That is really shitty that the signs were torn down. Doesn't exactly demonstrate a dual party system, does it? I as a card carrying democrat would like to apologize for that. I hope it doesn't curb her enthusiasm for the political process. 6 or7 students out of a thousand? Kind of makes you a little sad that the future of our nation doesn't care to learn about our politics.

Forgive mu spelling errors....I am ill.

Chuck said...

Way to go Silver! Glad to hear she has an even smarter head on her shoulders than what I had already assumed.

The providers at the massage parlors I go to always want a lot more than 20%. ;)

Christina LMT said...

Buck, I fear I'm fighting a losing battle in regards to English. My boss (who is college educated) routinely has typos and grammatical errors in his memos. It's sad.

Cranky, both you and Buck point out the (unfortunately) obvious...if you're not right-thinking, or should that be left-thinking, you're supposed to keep your mouth shut and your head down, just like obedient little sheep.

Blondie, don't worry about the spelling! I know you're sick, and even if you weren't, it's not a big deal. EVERYBODY makes mistakes!
And Silver's school had 2,628 students as of last year!

Chuck, sometimes that kid surprises me...
They wanted more than 20%?! Just what exactly were you asking for, hmmmm?

kvegas911 said...

Your kid is the bomb! I wish I had been so aware at that age! I can't believe they only gave you $5! I give $5 on a $20 nail fill. What a asshat.

Christina LMT said...

Kvegas...I made a whopping $20.00 ALL DAY today. It's enough to make me want to cry. A couple got FREE massages this morning, and they didn't even tip.
Thanks for the comment on my spawn...I'll pass it on to her!