Monday, February 22, 2010

We're back

Panic panic panic panic panic calm. panic panic panic. nap. panic snack. panic.

That moment of calm was in yoga. A serious lapse in judgment. Panic is the was to go. I've just discovered that I clench my teeth at night, and need a $1000 mouth retainer thing to wear at night to make sure that I don't grind my teeth away. Maybe I'll get a gold jaw implant like that cool guy in the lady gaga bad romance video. Has anyone watched the lady gaga lord gaga spoof? SO funny, here's the link. Oh, right, i was saying. Panic. I got off track.

The show is 3 weeks away. 3 . 3 weeks. panic. K wait, I can do this, I just need to focus. I have a magazine interview tomorrow for a new fashion magazine here in Calgary. I also found out some very exciting news....about my work.....and where it's gong to be featured....but I'm sworn to secrecy so I can't tell anyone's so hard to keep secrets... .k, I must, it's a big one.

SO anyways Geoff and I had a lovely weekend. . . there were a few hiccups though. We went to a spa in Invermere and got three treatments each, a massage, facial and pedicure. Over the phone the receptionist and I talked for a long time, I told her our budgets and we worked it all out- or so I thought. I told her that I didn't want to spend more than $200 dollars each, and she said no problem, the three treatments come to $190 each. I thought perfect! less than i thought it would be, but that's awesome, and we can afford that. We got there, had a lovely afternoon together, had all three treatments, and when we went to pay it was $600. I told her that I was quoted $190 each and that if we knew it was going to be $300 dollars each we would have only got two treatments-keeping it within our budget. She called the owner, and the owner pretty much said 'sucks to be them' and that was it, there was no compromise or anything. I would have settled with her agreeing to split the difference, but she wouldn't offer anything. Its not like we can give back a massage, so we really had no choice. The girls that work there get paid on contract so if we didn't pay-they wouldn't get paid, and we didn't want that so Geoff just paid it because we didn't want to argue anymore. It just sucked because the treatments were worth it, all the staff was awesome, and wanted to do something for us, but the bitch of an owner wouldn't do anything for us by way of customer service. In my opinion, it was her error, she should pay her employees for the third treatment, her was her front desk staff error, not mine. grrrrr. anyways, the manager assured me (I went back when I was less mad, and without Geoff) and talked to her and told her that if they didn't at least give us $100 worth of product or SOMETHING to make up some of their error, I would never be back. She's going to do her best to get the owner to budge, so we'll see what happens. If I get skin cream in the mail, I'll keep you posted, otherwise, they shall feel my wrath.

If you were told your haircut was going to cost $50 and you got it, and it was the best haircut of your life, and you get to the counter to pay and the stylist was like $300'd be pissed right? Am I wrong here? I mean, yes, the service was great, I have no complaints . . its just I wouldn't have gotten all of it... It's a good thing my boyfriend has lots of money. He didn't seem too upset about it, I know it's not going to break us...but it's the principal. I'm clearly still mad. You shouldn't leave a spa mad. It negates going to a spa.

Geoff and I still had a good time, lots and lots of way too delicious food, and drinks, and desserts, and .. man I need to get to the gym. dear god.


  1. I can't wait to hear this "Exciting News"!

    Call me!

  2. You are absolutely, 100% right. Wrath is warranted here. Be patient, though. She may have a conscience. Can't wait for your secret to become public! JD :-)