Thursday, June 17, 2010

PAINTED TOE NAILS UNDERNEATH THE BATHROOM DOOR

Shan (of "Shenanigans") was in a public bathroom the other day, minding her own business, when a lady came in and started talking to her--UNDER THE BATHROOM STALL.

"Where did you get your pedicure?" the cheeky woman asked.

Now Shan couldn't see the lady, mind you, she was...occupied and couldn't just ignore the woman and walk away. The woman wanted to know all the details about her pedicure and then told Shan that she needed a pedicure for a wedding and went on to explain who the wedding was for and blah, blah, blah. On and on she went, becoming more and more chummy.

"What did you do?" I asked, trying not to laugh as I pictured Shan, sitting there.

"What do you think I did? I freaked out! And then I finished, washed my hands and got out of there," she said.

So, if you see some of these toes underneath the bathroom door please do not carry on a chummy conversation with the owner of said toes. Freaking out is detrimental to Shan's mental health, especially in a confined space...and especially when she's busy... doing stuff.

And if you see this many toes...run. You will be outnumbered. PS Aren't these shoes cute? I don't have a pair or you would be looking at thirty toes. I should really have a pair, I really should.

PPS A woman I know was a secretary at the Utah State Mental Hospital for years and years. After she retired she was at a loss--lonely for the odd patients she saw so often.

She was back at the mental hospital the other night for a Family Home Evening. She said a man came in in jeans and a T-shirt and he looked perfectly normal so she couldn't tell if he was a patient or a worker. And then she looked closer and realized that yes, he was indeed a patient. He was wearing sandals and sticking out from his sandals were toes, painted with bright red toenail polish. She felt right at home.

9 comments:

Shawn said...

Great toenail story, my dear---heh, heh. Have missed reading your great posts----I am wondering if I will EVER get caught up on my life again1

Mental P Mama said...

LOL. I would be a bit alarmed as well. And I think the world needs more men in bright red nail polish. Just sayin'....

hillary said...

Those toes are the cutest. Wonder who's they are. Shan attracts weirdo's. That's why she likes us so much.

Napolean Bonapart said...

I will keep my shoes on and then you will never know.

Shan said...

Only one small correction: I did not get to finish going potty. I got stage fright and left. That'll be all.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

are you SURE she was not on the phone... i have answered someone thinking they were talking to me only to realize they were on the phone....
cute toes by the way LOL

Karen Deborah said...

very cute flippies and toes-ies cute nail polish.

Astromom said...

Thanks for the bright story, one to laugh to, I've had someone try to talk to me too, I felt the same way. I wonder if I still would freak out, I've gotten used to conversations under the door now that I'm a mama.

ron jay said...

Those toes are all so cute! Adorable ;)