Let’s talk about some funny things.

Today my blog turns one. Hooray! Happy Birthday little buddy! I’m glad I can continue to write about my journeys, trips to the bathroom, running, racing and random life stories that seem to entertain you guys. Unfortunately I have no cool things to giveaway, but perhaps I will think of something next week! Stay tuned. Instead of giveaway, I give you a funny story. You’re welcome!

So if you follow me on twitter, you may have seen my twitter rampage I went on last night. I rarely tweet more than a few things at once that isn’t directed towards a friend, but I went a little crazy when this little sit-u-a-chi-on was thrown my way. One of my favorite tweets that I re-read was, “What a complete slazzle! Okay, I’m done. Twitter rampage over. Deep Breaths and massage time!” (FYI, the roomie got me hooked on slazzle instead of saying other words that are mean that could be directed towards some women, it sounds so much better! :) )

Last night I had scheduled a massage with my favorite masseuse. I know, I get massages. Mr. R calls it ‘my thing’. That lucky little devil always gets massages with me when we go on fun trips together and I foot the bill so he encourages it. Well I show up to my appointment and there seems to be some confusion. My appointment was not booked. Instead my therapist is suppose to be with someone named Susan. The girls at the front desk are relatively new and really have no idea what to do with this dilemma. They awkwardly look at me, and we come to the conclusion that it’s probably just a mistake and they put the wrong name down. The door opens and in walks Susan who we will now refer to as The Evil One. She is with her Behemoth daughter and says, “Susan for two at 7″. This immediately confuses the girls behind the desk more. They have absolutely no idea what to do or where to even begin. The girl behind the desk says, “Well, Evil One, we have a little bit of a problem,” and before she can even finish the sentence Evil One is barking down her throat. “Obviously I don’t know what that problem is so why don’t you tell me?” Even I was taken aback by her tone and aggressiveness.

They explained that I had requested the specific therapists but they had double booked her. Bottom line, The Evil One didn’t request her and I did. Simple fix right? She takes the other therapist and I get the one I requested right? WRONG. There was one slight problem. The Evil One would NOT take an appointment with anyone who hadn’t been at the spa for more than a month. Really? She was SO demanding and I just stood there, pretty much mouth open staring at her. They asked her when she booked her appointment. I was expecting it to be a few weeks or a month in advance. She practically spat, “TWO DAYS AGO!” Whoa, whoa, whoa psycho. You booked your appointment only 2 days ago and you didn’t request a therapist and now you are taking my appointment and therapist?! Ummmm hello? I was going to stand my ground when I realized that Behemoth could beat the crap out of me. Then The Evil One went on a rampage. The girls behind the desk stared at her. I stared at her. Then The Evil One just stared at me, with this face like, “So, are you going to switch or do I have to yell again?”

Normally, I would have stood my ground. I can be quite a bitch myself to get something I want when I had properly done everything I needed in order to receive it. It was seriously almost one of those moments when I wanted to look at her and say,

“Oh no you didn’t”

Then pictures of me and Behemoth pulling out each others hair and the girls screaming behind the counter and us rolling around on the ground biting each other danced in my head ala Mean Girls Cafeteria Scene. I value my hair and I was the bigger person. I said I would switch. I was expecting an “I’m so sorry, Thank you so much, Really you don’t have too,” type response. What did she say?


GOOD?! Wow. At this point I almost just said forget it and walked out but I wanted my massage! With a different masseuse or not. Plus I knew after my massage I would be talking to management. So I go into the “waiting area”. I’m completely livid and The Evil One and Behemoth come in. She will not even look at me and she just flips through her magazine over and over. Finally, my masseuse comes and and I took a few deep breaths and was totally relaxed and fine. She was a little to chatty for me to begin with, but whatever. The massage gods didn’t seem to be looking down on me with happiness last night.


I swear to you, I wish I could type out everything after that. It was just one of those things where the rest of the time, I was almost on the verge of laughing and crying all at once. As time went on she told me she was racist and I told her the story of The Evil One. It was not the best massage ever, and when I went out to pay, The Evil One and Behemoth were getting ready to pay as well but they wouldn’t even come over and look at me or stand by me at the counter. I hope this is because The Evil One had some sense knocked into her and realized she did something RUDE. After I told management what had happened they comped the last 30 minutes and my next massage will be free, so, whatever, just go with it right?

Oh a day in the life.

This morning I woke up and now my back hurts like it got pulverized last night. What are you going to do, I seriously just laughed about the whole thing. It was so, SO, bizarre! Anyways, This week at work we started working flex hours. Monday thru Thursday, I don’t like it that much. Friday… FRIDAY is amazing! I have a whole new pep in my step today! I’m going to go home, go to the beach to get some rays, clean my room and then go for a run! This weekend Mr. R’s brother and soon to be new roommate is down to look at their new apartment. I don’t really know what they are doing, but I know that tomorrow I’m going for my long run with my new friend Ann! I’m so excited to have a running buddy!Ā  We are going to do 12-14 miles in Huntington Beach and I don’t think I will even take my ghetto handheld with me because I know there will be fountains around.

Hope you all have a great weekend and get in some nice quality runs. I will announce my big news on Monday! Hooray!


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38 Responses to Let’s talk about some funny things.

  1. Billy Burger says:

    Ugh. That story freakin’ infuriates me. I wish I were there to talk some shit on your behalf. STUPID/RUDE/OBNOXIOUS SLAZZLES LIKE THAT NEED TO BE PUT IN THEIR PLACE!

    Anyway. (exhale)

    Happy birthday to your blog. :)

  2. WOW!! I would have been so mad! The nerve of some people. It pisses me off just reading this! HA

    Glad you were able to get a massage but it doesn’t sound like it was too enjoyable.

    Happy B-day to your lovely blog!! And I am dying to hear this news you are going to break on Monday :)

  3. CharmCityKim says:

    Well – I’m glad the spa comped you! What a ridiculous situation…

    and you are much bigger person than I am! :-)

  4. Sue says:

    Oh my…all in a day…and today is friday..enjoy your weekend :)

  5. Andrea says:

    Wow, I would have been livid! We’ve all met that lady (I think from now on I’ll use slazzle as well!) and of course wanted to punch her and teach her a thing or two. But you acted like a classy woman and laughed it off. Bravo!

    Not that I would have minded if you had punched her. She deserved it…

    Happy Friday!

  6. Jess says:

    That is such a wacky situation! I’m glad the spa comped you!

  7. lindsay says:

    hahaha. what a biaaaaa. at least you got a good deal $-wise out of this crappy ordeal.

    happy birthday chicrunner!

  8. Happy, Happy, Blogaversary

  9. Kelly says:

    Yay! Happy One Year Blog Day. This story cracked me up because something like this would soo happen to me.

  10. Ohhhh, this is totally something that would have happened to me :) You handled it like a lady, that’s for sure, and you can certainly be proud of that! (Plus, the girls that work the front desk probably love you for making their life a little easier!)

    Happy B-day Blog!

  11. Marlene says:

    Oh man, what an experience. Well at least you got a free massage out of the deal!

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Alisa says:

    What?!?!?!?!?! Good thing it was FREE. LAME!

    Happy birthday chicrunner…we like you =).

    Happy weekend.

  13. happy bloggie birthday!
    i was following the massage drama last night on twitter… some people! you have to wonder how they were raised.

  14. Morgan says:

    O.M.G. That is sucktastic my dear! You best confirm your next appt!!!

    Have a great run with Ann, YAY for new running buddies!!! :)

  15. Wow…I am speechless. What a day!

  16. kristen says:

    I don’t even know what to say. You haldled the situation with major class. I only wish I would do the same if the situation ever presented itself.

    Truly unbelievable. What a miserable life to be so angry all the time!

  17. MsV says:

    hilarious. good for you on being a lady! LOL

  18. Mrs. M says:

    Some people are just so mean!
    At least you get a free massage. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!

  19. X-Country2 says:

    Happy birthday blog!
    Wow, that’s quite the story. Hopefully karma takes care of her.

  20. Shannon says:

    Holy freakin cow! I think I would’ve went off on The Evil One, but you did the right thing by being the bigger person and I guess it kinda paid off in the end since you get a freebie next time. :) Can’t wait to hear about the big news!

  21. Melanie says:

    This so sounds like something that would happen to me. I more than likely would have not been able to be the bigger person, but I’m glad to hear that the business in the end took care of you. :)

  22. J says:

    OMG i would have wanted to say something to this woman too but really would have just stood there with my mouth open too! I dont know what the world is coming to with ppl being so rude!

    So do you work the 40 hours in 4 days and get fridays off? Thats what we do at my work for the summer only and it is really nice, i sometimes wish we did it all year.

  23. Pink Heels says:

    Happy Birthday to your blog! Isn’t it amazing how quickly you meet so many fabulous people online?

    Sorry to hear about your massage experience. It sounds like it is time for your massage therapist to find a more professional location to practice. : )

  24. Wendy says:

    that is a bizarre story. glad you got comped.
    hope you have a great run tomorrow!

  25. Tami says:

    people are SO STRANGE. nothing should surprise me anymore i guess.

  26. Stuart says:

    Well you were the bigger person, even if she was the biggest beacth!


  27. Happy Blog b-day!

    Good golly. Some PEOPLE! They can be SO rude sometimes, for no apparent reason! I honestly would have started CRYING if I were the girl behind the counter. I’m glad you talked to management and got a free massage. A very bizarre story indeed. And you told it really well too!

  28. Nicole says:

    WOW! Thats SUPER rude! Normally, i would have stood ground too– but this woman sounds nuts. You probably did the right thing && you get a free massage with the therapist you want next time & that crankity beepin beep beep lady just got her one hour! So i guess sometimes being yelled at works in your favor!

    Have a great weekend,& enjoy your run with your new friend too!

  29. Wow! So many comment-worthy things in one post.

    1. That lady needs to suck it.
    2. The masseuse thing is funny. I hate when they talk. It kills me. One time I had a lady who told me she was a whale psychic and she could tell why (at the time) a whale had gotten stuck in the sacramento river–and that she needed to go there so she could save it. Freak City.
    3. This might sound weird, but I can’t believe you blog is only one. It seems so well-established. :) I wouldn’t have known–I only happened upon it about six months ago. Keep up the good work!

  30. You clearly are a much bigger person than me, because I would have LOST it. Hopefully you have better luck next time you go there!

  31. Adam says:

    Every once on a while we get the chance to be the bigger person. And it usually sucks. Happy B-day to your blog!

  32. That’s indeed a funny story! Remind me NEVER to get on your bad side! Haha! Happy B-day to your blog!

  33. Holy crap. That is the most out of hand situation I have heard about in a long time. I wish I could find a good therapist that I like– it stinks when you get a massage and it’s mediocre.

  34. You had me at “slazzle”. Genius.

    Happy one year – here’s to more, and peaceful massages, to come!

  35. Tara says:

    OMG such a slazzle!!! I would have totally thrown down… I hate rude/obnoxious/it’s my way or no way types of beezies!!!! grrrrrrr

    Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary! :)

  36. Sy says:

    I was searching the internet for funny things to talk about for a Toastmaster’s competition I’m in this weekend when I stumbled upon your blog. I probably won’t use your story, but I wanted to say congratulations on being the bigger person. Hopefully the masseuse gods will smile upon you more favorably next time and karma will work its magic for you.

    Happy running and congrats on the 1 year anniversary for your blog.

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