Last night I had to go for a pedicure. And by “had to” I mean HAD TO! My big toenails tend to become ingrown if I don’t have regular pedicures, and as I was overdue by about 2 weeks I knew it was past time to get my feet in there, while I could still walk.
I’ve been going to the same place for around 4 years off and on. Sometimes I’ll be in another town visiting family or my best friend and we’ll go to their nail salon, but usually I give my business to one of the local places near my home. It’s bright and cheery and often very, very busy. They’ve always had a spa chair sized for children too in case you want to bring along the little ones and introduce them to the joys of a nice foot soak and/or bright polish. That’s about all they do for the kids; there’s no cuticle trimming or pumicing – why would there be? They have baby soft skin after all the little brats! Uh…um, sorry, I meant the little darlings! Of course I did. You can’t prove otherwise!
Anyway, to get back to my point (I think I have one here somewhere), they recently updated their child’s chair. I’ve not yet brought any of my grandkids with me so I never had any reason to notice the original chair. Last night though I found myself really seeing the new chair which looks like this:
In case that image is too small, check out this detail:
See it? Do you see it people? A mermaid. And quite possibly a cousin or other relative of Ariel from Disney’s motion picture at that.
See what I mean about irony? Unintentional of course. If you’re not getting it let me expound. You know how I love expounding!
One of Merriam-Webster’s simple definitions of irony is “a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected”. What the heck is a mermaid doing on a pedicure chair when a mermaid has no feet?!
See? Unintentionally ironic.