Monday, April 9, 2012
Did He Put the "Man" in Mani-Pedi?
Perhaps by now you have seen a TMZ news item "outing" Quarterback Tim Teebow for having a pedicure. Is this scandalous? Is it suspect? I have never given much thought to the pedicure. I know my wife gets them....the girls afternoon out for the mani-pedi is a phrase I hear in passing while I am in the garage or in my poker room cleaning the shotguns. I never considered getting one myself. I have heard one of my prior partners at the Jazz Club snuck off to have them. There is a manicure joint near my office at street level with big windows and a row of Lazy-Boy like thrones which are always full of women. Now and then I have seen a man in there having his toes sand blasted or whatever,and I must admit as I walked by I said to myself..."Wadda candy-ass."
Now I read that certain professional athletes often subject themselves to this curious set of procedures involving a masked girl hacking and rubbing and soaking and picking and buffing. According to these athletes, the pedicure is seen as a training procedure "as much medical as cosmetic" according to Health Today. This may be accurate....I just picture myself trying to use this information as justification and being drowned out by the guffaws and jeers of the guys at the Hunting Club if I showed up with little slippers and cotton batting betwixt my toes.