*picture borrowed with gratitude from Google Images

Last Friday I did something different. Blog-Stedman and the boys had given me a spa gift certificate for Mother's Day and I gleefully redeemed it.

I called the spa that morning to see if they had any availability that day since my mom was coming and could watch the boys. Thank God for grandma!

They had an afternoon appointment open in which I could receive a massage followed by a facial. The stars had aligned correctly and mommy was going to the spa...

It was fabulous in a way that I could feel myself feeling how fabulous it was the entire time.

I was relaxed.

I was pampered.

I was restfully ecstatic.

The whole afternoon went without incident. The whole afternoon went without incident. The whole afternoon went without incident! In fact, it was so incident-free that I was reflecting on how incident-free the whole experience had been while getting dressed after the appointment.

Why would I be surprised of the afternoon's incident-freeness?

Things usually just happen to me. I am not complaining, but the truth is things seldom run incident-free.

So I was reveling in the incident-free nature of the afternoon when I reach for my shoes...

...which I soon realized had been LOCKED into the locker beneath mine.

It is a bit hard to see in these pictures, but the lockers have a cut-out where the top locker's door covers some area of the locker below and the bottom locker's door covers some of the upper locker. This place was very fancy.



So, I put on my provided spa flip-flops and went out to the front desk to report my shoe loss. They were very nice and assured me that it happens all the time...

Which I totally don't believe because it took the locker manual, two locker unlockers (I am sure that is the scientific name for it), two spa employees and 25 minutes to retrieve my shoes.

I left the spa feeling all was right with the world because really, incident-free is so boring...

41 comments:

Mylhibug said...

I think that they OWE you another spa day! I mean the trauma of having to wear spa flip flops while 'locker unlockers' (I like it) unlock the lock.

Or maybe they should just give you some cake.

Have a great day!

Kalynne Pudner said...

Well, I have to say that's a milder "incident" than what I was expecting. I thought you were going to tell us that after reaching for your shoes, you hit your head against the locker door, and it was Bloody Holly all over again.

Renee said...

Wow, you were up writing this at 3:15am? Surely not. I think you need another spa treatment for your late night literary dedications!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

They owe you more treatment for all that horrible stress they put you under. To have to walk out in public in those flip flops--why I could cry. I'll get one of our attorneys that advertises on TV to fight for you--I bet he will!

Glad you got a spa day!

Threeundertwo said...

LOL I was expecting some sort of wardrobe malfunction. Great post! I need a spa day. . .

Sarah said...

*LOL* Well, at least you got SOME measure of incident-free-ness. It just didnt' last ALL day :D

Colleen said...

So jealous...though I did get my hair cut last night. That's luxurious, right?

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

I stil have not used my gift cert from Valentines Day.

KEEP BELIEVING

Courtney said...

Lovely! I went to the spa last Saturday and it was nice.

Greta/Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat? said...

Me = jealous!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Yes, it's better to have some little thing go wrong, so as not to anger the incident-loving gods...

Beck said...

I always feel a bit relieved when a SMALL thing goes around, because then I know that I won't be smoted for having had a perfect day.

Elaine A. said...

I was half expecting you to tell us that they found some Crocs for you to wear!

Hope the shoe incident didn't stress you out after your massage!

Jennifer H said...

Whew. I was going to be disappointed if there was no incident.

Well done!

Jamie said...

I just found your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi and that I'll be adding you to my new blogroll. I can't believe it took 2 people 25 minutes to free you shoes!

Ron Davison said...

consider the incident a beta test of the stress release. Obviously the massage held up.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I don't the universe likes us to be too relaxed.

Amanda said...

Incident-free...I am as of yet unfamiliar with the experience. Jungle green with envy.

Manic Mommy said...

As I sit here with a crick in my neck, I am envious of your spa day and of your code yellow incident.

I'm one of those people who think that if we win the lottery, one of us will immediately get run over by a Mack truck.

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Is this the spa with the great tile? Or the one next to Saks & Neimans at a certain mall?

jennifer, playgroups are no place for children said...

When I first read it, I thought you said YOU got locked in the dressing room wearing only shoes...Thank goodness it was the SHOES locked in the LOCKER.

Maybe I need a nap.

Jen said...

It was nice meeting you at the Aquarium today. I'm sure it wasn't as relaxing as a spa treatment what with all those people, fish, and crazy blog fans coming up to you. Check out my blog if you get a chance!

Valarie said...

25 minutes????? And it happens all the time huh????

Loralee Choate said...

Screw normalcy! Up with drama, yo.

the planet of janet said...

that looked very confusing to me.

wait. jen met you at the aquarium???? you're out there meeting and greeting people in public and i wasn't invited?????

hmmmphhh.

JCK said...

I would say "only you..." and laugh with you, but it is only because the same things happen to ALL of us. Glad you got your spa day, even if it ended with AN INCIDENT!

Ali said...

that is SO something i would do...ahahah.

Tranny Head said...

I see you're a fan of Red Door, too!

tommie said...

First-thanks for visiting my blog! I am just now catching up with all the "lack of real internet" time.

I dream of a spa day! So glad it was enjoyable. I think I might have walked out shoe-less if I had a massage!

I'll be back......marking you in my reader now.

A Mom Two Boys said...

What's up with those lockers? Are people who get pampered regularly somehow smarter than those of us that don't so they can figure out the lockers?

Was it a pair of crocs?

frogpondsrock said...

hehehehehehe incident free is a touch boring lol

Sleeping with Ward Cleaver said...

keeping those spa folks on their toes, that's all ;-)

On a limb with Claudia said...

I am so glad that Blog-Stedman and your boys know what an amazing person you are. You so deserve a spa day - like every week! - but even one is wonderful.

Hurray for Holly and her amazing boys!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on the small incident...glad it wasn't as Kalynne said (I was thinking that, too)...
I've gotten several certificates for massages and never get around to going...oops. BUT, I used to go to the chiropractor regularly...
Pax, E

Misty said...

sometimes it just feels more reassuring with an incident! (i beg for this gift all of the time... *Sigh*)

Karen said...

Too funny!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Mental note: Mention "locker unlocker" as career option for my graduating students next year. Sounds lucrative.

And you're so right - give me an incident-free day and I'll give you a lame post about my favorite cute actor...

EatPlayLove said...

aah you just gave the employees something fun to do.. the facial and massage sound wonderful!

Louise said...

Nothing like an incident-free day at the spa, being all relaxed and all, to end with an incident.

Maybe someday I'll post about the last time I had an almost-all-day-at-the spa and left very MUCH not relaxed!

It's just a ploy to get you to come back!

dawn224 said...

I might have relocated a spa wrap the last time I went for Mother's Day.... allegedly.....

Pinky said...

I used to think the spa was silly...until I went there.

Now I get it.

I so get it.

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