Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Universal Language of Manicure?

Let's say there's a guy---hypothetically---and this hypothetical guy goes to get a hypothetical manicure once every few months or so---hypothetically speaking, of course. Now, while this guy never patronizes the same hypothetical Vietnamese manicurist shop/salon/slave factory each and every time he gets one, there is a ritual flourish that seems to be followed no matter who is performing the manicure. The part in question is at the conclusion of the wonderfully delightful and moistureiffic hand massage (or so this gentleman might exclaim). When each hand is done, the manicurist makes a fist with her hand and then gently pounds the top of the guy's hand--twice--as an obvious symbol of her having finished. This is not unlike a card dealer doing his fancy hand maneuver right before he is replaced by another dealer. I guess my question---err, my friend's question---is this standard? And by standard, I mean does it always happen this way...with the fist pound?


Anonymous Sarah said...

Yes. The hand pound move happens almost everytime. I actually asked about this one day and the manicurist said it was supposed to restore normal blood flow to your hand after a massage. Don't know if thats true or not, but thats what they told me.

December 19, 2008 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Kraig Smith said...

Thanks, I'll let "him" know.

December 22, 2008 at 3:17 PM  

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