Monday, February 16, 2009

Can I Schedule An Appointment To Have My Nails Done – Call to The Body Shop

I am sure we have done stupid things in life that are worth laughing at. I had many and this is one of them. Back in 1998 me and my husband were planning a wedding. We were very conservative trying to negotiate every item we needed as we just spend all our money on the house. We tried to prepay as much as possible – that was important item on our list of all. At that time I was working at the large corporation, had some flexibility to do some of my planning.

Needles to say, I am not very big on make up, pedicures, manicures – but looks like every bride was doing so was I. Bottom line is - I hated it. I remember I came home once from a trial makeover, oh God, I looked like a scare crow. May be it was nice, I just wasn’t too comfortable, so I guess my face was looking not very happy. But that is not the story, however, the make up was scrapped from my list – a lipstick and some powder did the job.


If not make up, then may be I just will have my nails done. Where do I start I thought – yellow pages sounds good. I flipped through and I got to the section, body shop. Have you ever shopped at The Body Shop, I did. Got some creams once. To your surprise, they have cream for every part of your body – may be that is why it is called The Body Shop. I guess calling body shop was a good start. During a lunch time I took yellow pages and got the phone number of my first contender.
- ‘Hello’ – a man answered on the other side of the phone.
- ‘Aha’ – I thought, now man are in this business too, that must be one darn good business then.
With quiet voice, not to disturb co-workers I said:
- ‘I will be getting married in 2 weeks and I would like to have my nails done’. Sudden silence.
- ‘You would like to have your nails done Miss?’ – man repeated.
- ‘Yes, yes’ – thinking he understood me.
Suddenly there is honest laugh on the other side of the phone, and the man replied:
- ‘But Miss, we don’t do nails here, we are a body shop and we fix cars, but Miss if you would like you can drop by and see what we can do’.
He had to rubbed it in.
With embarrassment and trying not to start a further conversation, I apologized and hanged up the phone. For the rest of the day I sat in front of the computer laughing to myself and having trouble concentrating. Hopefully no body saw me laughing, they probably would think I was going insane. After all we had a very busy year at work and almost every one was going insane at the same time.

That night I told my husband-to-be this eventful story, and later in the week I broke the news at the office – we had one good chuckle.


  1. Haha That is a cute story!
    Did you end up getting your nails done? I love Body Shop. You know they are "animal testing free"? You should try the body butters, they do wonders! I like papaya or cocoa, but they have ever scent you can possible imagine

  2. You're to funny Anna! But you know, a good coat of auto paint followed by a hot wax...maybe you should have gone on over to see what you could work out!

  3. Carina yes I did, but I got referral just to make sure I got them done right, lol, not with car paint, lol. Yes I like Body Shop too, and the body butter I like is the Shea Butter. However, I don't know what happened when I got pregnant with my baby Matthew fragrance started to bother me, and still does now! Thanks Carina, it is pleasure to have you here. Anna :)

  4. Hi Warm Sunshine, nothing like nice sunshine on my blog. Thanks for commenting girl, and visiting. Appreciated. Anna :)

  5. Sandi, for rubbing in at me like that I think I should have gone to do that, lol. You are funny too, thanks for commenting, it is always nice to see you here. Anna :)

  6. Anna:

    That is a great story. So funny. It's the things that happen to us all out of pure innocence that are the funniest.

    The Body Shop. You are lucky the guy was a mechanic. Out here where I live the local gentleman's club is called the Body Shop. Yep, sure is. Just imagine what your reaction would have been if you would have called a gentleman's club. Blushing. Ha, ha.

    Well done.

    Happy trails.

  7. Thanks Swubird, you are so right events 'out of pure innocence that are the funniest'.

    The local Body Shop, lol, that would have been funny, and now that you mention I have another story to tell you one of those days, lol.

    Anna :)

  8. LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL...this was a good one!! LOL LOL LOL...

    Aaah, girl, you kill me!

    I don't know how it is there, but The Body Shop here doesn't do nails either. However they do sell creams for every body part LOL *nodding*! I like shopping there, their creams are good, and the body gloves are good, not to mention the feet spoon file...delicious!

    So, you are not a make-up girl, eh?

    I loved this post, Anna, it made me laugh to tears!

    Have a great week!


  9. Hey Max, glad you had good laughs, lol. I was laughing on myself all week then, and still am until today, lol. No no make up for me - my skin needs to breath, and I am the worst person to apply make up, lol. And I save myself few bucks a year....Thanks Max, glad that made you smile, it is good for you. Anna :)


And now lets hear your blobbing, lol!