Although I’m a big fan of – and by big fan of I mean slightly addicted to – massage, especially those Thai reflexology foot massages, I’ve never been to a salon for a proper pedicure. I had a friend do one once, but never the full on experience.
So I grabbed AH, a female friend of mine, partly to make my middle-aged male presence there seem less odd. Plus, together we were celebrating ‘funemployment’ – taking part in frivolous activities whose expense is questionable even when gainfully employed, and doing it when unemployed and sans income. It’s quite liberating, actually. It’s not all just for irony or goofiness either; it’s a reminder that life doesn’t have to stop when your paychecks do, and $40 here and there are not going to make or break your life. I think too many people focus on what they no longer have instead of celebrating what they do, but that’s for us to discuss in another time and place.