I massaged a birthday boy yesterday, a young man turning 20. The massage on my schedule was a prenatal massage, but his pregnant girlfriend decided at the last minute to gift him with the service.
It was his first massage, so I guess he was shy (or maybe his girlfriend threatened to shank him), because he kept his boxers on. He also kept on his socks, which I discovered as I undraped his left leg. I asked him if he had athlete's foot, but he demurred, so I asked for permission to take his socks off, which he granted. Left sock, dirty, worn-out, white cotton ankle sock - off. Undrape the right foot... *blink blink*...new, black, woolen knee-sock. Hmmmm. His clothes and shoes were expensive, even I, thrift-store shopper extraordinaire, could tell that much. So what's up with the socks? Is it some strange code that I'm unaware of? Does it mean anything? You tell me.