I had lunch with a bunch of ladies yesterday and our conversation veered into "Sex in the City" territory. Word on the street is that one of the more well-known spas in this city has gained a certain reputation with certain ladies because, in addition to their massage, they get a little something extra. Until yesterday, I'd never heard of that. Let me back up. I'd definitely heard about it, but had no idea women did it, or at least the kind of women who would frequent name-brand spas. It's not that those women are necessarily "classier" than your generic spa-goer, but that a spa with a huge reputation would risk getting shut down if word ever got out.
I've actually been to the spa on a number of occassions. Aside from getting scrubbed with salt and kneaded, nothing else happened. My friend went after learning of the place's reputation. She got a massage but couldn't fully enjoy it for fear of giving off whatever signal one gives off when they want a little extra. We wondered what the signal would be. An arrow drawn on your inner thigh pointing upward? Or is it a little less subtle? They do ask you at the beginning of a session if anything hurts or if you need extra work in a particular area. When I got my Thai massage a couple weeks ago I hate a sore neck. Maybe you say something like, "My loins are killing me. Can you help alleviate my loin ache? They're burning."
Maybe there's a secret handshake. Are all the men at this particular place in on it or just one or two? Are the women in on it? How deep does this scandal run?
Is there anyone in Los Angeles that knows what I'm talking about? If so, please share the details with me because I'm fascinated.
--mental, though public, note to write about Paxil side effects. That's for another entry.
Must go walk my dog now.