Monday, July 28, 2008

The Devolution of the Pedicure

There was a segment on NPR last week called "When Your Pedicurist is a Fish." Did you catch this (Sorry, pun intended. At least it's no worse than the Associated Press' line "Customers were quickly hooked." )

Reminded me of the last time I went to the San Diego Zoo. Pictured to the right here was one of their hippos having dead skin eaten off its belly by fish. And then that reminded me of the part in Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, when they talk about the hippo in formaldehyde. Ga. Know what it didn't remind me of? A good time.

Seriously, people. Why would you pay for this? I mean, I'm all for sustainable living, . . . but you have to draw the line somewhere. I have to think that if we were meant to live like host fish, we never would have come crawling out of the primordial soup. I realize that that crawling may have banged up your pedicure a bit, but you're evolved now. Let's leave the fish out of it.

1 comment:

Cousin Jenny said...

Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh! My stomach seriously turned inside out when I saw this story last week!!!!!! Leave it to you to make note of how grotesque and repulsive it is! Ha ha ha!