Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Is nowhere safe?

I have just got back from having my monthly brow and bikini wax.

When I arrived at the salon, there was no-one at the reception desk. All of a sudden, a very bright and smiley woman appeared from out of nowhere. Was I there for my ultrasound, she asked.

Like many women, I like to have a little tidy up before my dates with the dildo cam. I generally make sure that I book in for a wax the week before my first appointment at the clinic. Had I somehow mixed up the two appointments in my diary? I stopped for a moment to double-check. I was definitely in the beauty salon, and not the Great Big Infertility Clinic.

No, I was fairly sure that I had a waxing appointment, I replied.

"Take a seat in the waiting area," the smiley woman said, ushering me into a room full of women in varying stages of pregnancy.

"Are you here for a scan, too?" asked the woman next to me, happily stroking her belly. "I'm so excited, I can't wait to see how much the baby's grown."

By this stage, I was beginning to feel like I had stumbled into the Infertility Twilight Zone. All became clear, however, once I finally got in to my appointment. The therapist explained to me that they had decided to rent out a room to a private medical company that performs those 4D scans where you get to see the baby suck its thumb, yawn etc, etc.

And so it seems that nowhere is safe. I can't even get a wax without being surrounded by reminders of my infertility.

12 comments:

Meghan said...

That is wierd...all the things you never think to check before making an appt!

annacyclopedia said...

Oh. My. God! That is so creepy! What a weird thing for them to do - and also very weird for the receptionist to ask first if you're having a scan rather than a wax, since they're renting space in the salon and not the other way around. I probably would have had a serious freak-out, wondering whether I was hallucinating or somehow brain injured. Confusing!

And is it wrong of me to wish for some of the more obnoxious moms to have gotten a surprise waxing?

Lisa said...

Ugh!! Yes, I'm completely convinced that nowhere is safe. Nowhere.

luna said...

you have GOT to be kidding. oh my. how awful and annoying and odd. I'm convinced nowhere is safe, at least in public. how nice of you to tidy up for the doctor though.

Pamela Jeanne said...

Ugh! ugh. UGH! Damn. Is nothing sacred?

Mrs.X said...

Can't they find some other place?! For the love of God! How awful and how ridiculous that in a place that should have been totally innocuous, you have to deal with that.

Big, big hug.

Just Me. said...

OMFG!!!!

That's just too weird!!!!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

That is just.. weird... and wrong... and WTF?! You really don't deserve to have to account for that sort of collision in your day-to-day life.

I haven't forgot about calling you btw; but I may be out tonight!
Hugsxx

Shinejil said...

Shit. That DOES sound like a Twi Zone episode.

Deborah said...

I my gosh, you ar kidding me? No, that is just too odd. I'd have to switch salons.

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