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oogyda

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Multitasking?
« on: May 02, 2013, 02:56:10 PM »
While I was getting a pedicure today, a woman came in, selected her color and sat down next to me.  She then opened her McDonald's bag and started eating her lunch.

Am I wrong in thinking one shouldn't? 

From conversation, I know she is not a working woman who was squeezing in the pedicure during her lunch hour, but even if she had been, would that make it okay? 

I often see, and am guilty of, bringing in a cup of coffee or a bottled drink.  Is that just as bad?       
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Re: Multitasking?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 03:00:55 PM »
If the establishment allows it, then I would say not rude.  Sure the smell might make others hungry, but then again people eat on the subway, at the park, etc.
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Re: Multitasking?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 03:05:58 PM »
I wouldn't care for the smell, but given the spacing of the pedicure chairs in every salon I've ever been in, I would regard that as my problem -- they are pretty far apart, and it is reasonable to think most people wouldn't mind and might even enjoy the smell.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 03:11:13 PM »
The smell of McD's annoys me unless I'm personally eating it, but it smells better than nail polish.  ;D

That said, I think it's probably up to the salon what kind of rules they might want to make about that. It could open the door to people creating messes, etc.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 03:41:47 PM »
I wouldn't be thrilled with it, esp if I were hungry, but whatever the salon is ok with is going to trump what I want, or not.

That being said, my salon is in a teeny strip mall with a DD, and I frequently try and go first thing sat morning for my pedicures. And will sometimes pick up a cup of coffee and donut and eat while I'm getting my pedi. That doens't smell as much as McDonalds, and I try very hard not to make a mess.

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 03:51:27 PM »
I don't think a pedicure is a place to have a meal.  A drink of something?  Sure, most salons now offer you something (mine offers wine, but I am afraid a glass of that and I will not make wise hair style choices).  She should have eaten it in her car before she came in or gotten something after.

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Re: Multitasking?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 03:52:48 PM »
I don't think a pedicure is a place to have a meal.  A drink of something?  Sure, most salons now offer you something (mine offers wine, but I am afraid a glass of that and I will not make wise hair style choices).  She should have eaten it in her car before she came in or gotten something after.

I agree with this one.

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 04:07:26 PM »
I know some salons serve a little lunch if you get a service package - maybe a salad w/chicken if you get hair, mani and pedi so I can't say a salon isn't the place for lunch. I guess it it up to each establishment and maybe each nail tech.

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Re: Multitasking?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 04:16:23 PM »
I think it depends on the atmosphere of the establishment.

* On one end of the spectrum, you have a spa with a general air of calm quiet relaxation...soft music/please no personal phones, aromatherapy/please no outside scents, etc.
* On the other end of the spectrum, you have more of a rapid service shop...loud chatter among staff, chairs close together, more visual and audio clutter.

The first I would consider a heated lunch to be inappropriate, the second just fine.  KWIM?

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 04:21:24 PM »
I've never been in a nail salon, so I don't know, but wouldn't the place already smell like nail polish and remover?  I think I'd rather smell food in a nail salon, than nail polish in a fast food restaurant.

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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 06:24:24 PM »
I think it would be gross to smell nail products and food.  I don't mind one or the other, but not both :P.  I think snack foods might be OK if they don't make a mess, but if everybody start bringing real food, that won't be pleasant.

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 06:50:44 PM »
I don't think a pedicure is a place to have a meal.  A drink of something?  Sure, most salons now offer you something (mine offers wine, but I am afraid a glass of that and I will not make wise hair style choices).  She should have eaten it in her car before she came in or gotten something after.

Ha, I want wine at the salon, I'll leave thinking I look like Drew Barrymore.  ;D So what if I get disillusioned when it wears off.

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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 07:25:16 PM »
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but wouldn't the place already smell like nail polish and remover?

Not necessarily.  Mine doesn't at all.


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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 07:42:00 PM »
I think it depends on the atmosphere of the establishment.

* On one end of the spectrum, you have a spa with a general air of calm quiet relaxation...soft music/please no personal phones, aromatherapy/please no outside scents, etc.
* On the other end of the spectrum, you have more of a rapid service shop...loud chatter among staff, chairs close together, more visual and audio clutter.

The first I would consider a heated lunch to be inappropriate, the second just fine.  KWIM?

That's a good point. I get ya.

Personally, i would be completely grossed out. Maybe i am too sensitive, but the idea of feet being played with and food being eaten all together ....eeeuw.  :-X
Something about that is just completely revolting in my mind. But ... it's probably just me and my foot weirdness.
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Re: Multitasking?
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 08:41:54 PM »
I think as long as the establishment is okay with it, it's fine. Sometimes a gal needs to multi-task. Maybe she asked if she could eat in there beforehand?

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