July 21, 2010

Spa Week Review and Telling the Truth

This post has been a longgggg time coming.

I wrote it a while ago and am just posting it now. Please forgive me . . .

The week of April 12th was Spa Week. Held every April and October, participating spas around the United States offer select spa services for $50.

So, I decided to try a new spa near me and booked two different treatments on two different days.

The first was a facial. (This isn't me in the photo as my boobs no longer point towards the ceiling.)

source: MegaBeautyCenter

My esthetician was okay but some things were a bit odd. Namely, while letting the mask sit for a bit, she gave me an arm and neck massage. Rather than take my arm from the front, she sat behind me and pulled my arm to the back. I thought, "Good thing I don't have tennis elbow." When she was done with my right arm, she placed it on my tummy. However, when she was done with my left arm, she left it hanging out behind my head, flapping in the air.

Very weird. I thought, "Ok. Maybe she is not done yet." But she was done and I thought that if I didn't put my arm back on my stomach, she wasn't going to.

She also said I had nice eyebrows but that I needed threading. I have wanted to try this so if anyone has, please let me know.

When I went to pay, the guy at the front desk asked how everything was. I told him that it was okay but not the best facial I have ever had. He seemed taken aback and shocked. Dude, if you think for one minute that this spa has the best facialist in the world, you are sadly mistaken.

LESSON: Do not ask questions if you are not prepared for the answer.

For years, if a waiter or bartender or whomever asked me how things were, I would always say okay even if things were sooooo not okay. These last few years have found me telling the truth.

Case #1 - "How is your food?"

"Ummm, this rice ball tastes like it was made days ago."

Case #2 - "Caramel Frappuccino, double blended?"

"Actually, can you make me another one. I saw you touch your mouth while making it."

Case #3 - "How is your room? Is everything okay?"

"Well, when I arrived, I noticed some pubes on the toilet bowl."

Do not ask questions if you are not prepared for the answer.

I digress.

On to the second treatment which was an anti-aging body wrap.

source: SanctuaryMassage

I have had wraps before, but it had been a while. Although exfoliating wasn't involved, it was a really nice treatment. A cream was applied to my body. I was wrapped, treated to a great face and neck massage and then a nice, hot shower. Afterwards, body cream was applied and I left smelling like a Jolly Rancher.

The same guy was at the front desk and asked me how things were. Again, I told him the truth and said it was wonderful and I left with a smile on my face.
source: FoundryParkInn
See. The truth is important. How can someone do and be better if you lie to them?

Speak the truth. It will set you free.

"A half truth is a whole lie." - Yiddish Proverb


Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

ooooooooooo very cool. I'll have to keep a look out for this Spa Week in October. School will be back in and I'll probably need it. hehe

the cape on the corner said...

ok, i've never been to a spa. i'm not sure how i feel about it...but i love the truth part of it all! against my better judegement, i did not ask for my take out salad to be remade even when the person touched the counters with the gloves on. what's the point of having the gloves on then? just to protect their hands, or keep my food contaminant free?!

Lisalulu said...

hmmm this made me stop and think. I guess I just say ok because I don't really think that they care if I like it or not. I don't think that my opinion really matters to them.

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Joy Beadworks said...

Hmmm.. I alway err on the side of "nice", but you are right.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

LOVE this post! Been away for a while but am having fun exploring your great blog again- THANKS!

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