There is a latest craze in town where you will see, in shopping complexes, people sitting around an inflatable pool and dipping their feet into the water. Inside the water are hundreds of tiny fish (evidently with an inborn foot-fetish gene) that will immediately swim towards the naked feet and start to nibble at the skin.
The organisers, quite naturally, boast that these little acts of nibbling actually promotes health as well as removes dead skin (how a regular shower with soap fails to remove them dead skin is beyond me. I mean, do we need fish to remove the dead skin???).
Anyway, there I was, 2 days ago, joining a long line of people at the post office at Giant Senawang, waiting to get my hands on the ‘free cash’ the government promised as fuel rebate after I renewed my car insurance and road tax (which was more than the RM 625 promised).
That day, the RM 625 I got went into buying a new car battery (RM 280) and my kid’s medical bill (RM 138 ~ yes, another bout of URTI). Sigh. But that’s another story.
Back to where I was.
Next to the post office, some one has set up one of those nibbling fish pool and they were charging RM 12 for a 20 minutes dip and RM 16 for a 30 minutes dip. There were several hundred fish inside and 2 fellas were having their feet nibbled. One could see the fish preferred the feet of one guy over the other. I wondered why…
Actually I would like to try it too, but only if I have the whole pool and fish to myself. I can’t imagine to have my feet nibbled by fish that has just, a second ago, nibbled at some one else’s feet! Gaargh! God knows how (unclean) the other guy’s feet are! Acck! I mean would you like to be kissed by a person who has just kissed a gangrenous ulcer? No, right?
Anyway, when the 2 guys were done, a woman walked near the pool, proceeded to take off her sandals and almost managed to dip her feet into the pool, without paying, when she was stopped by the attending lady there.
She looked up at the lady (with her feet in mid-air ~ how undignified) and said:
“Saya mau cuba saja-ma!” (I just want to try)
“Tak boleh, mahu cuba mesti bayar”, said the attendant. (You can’t, if you want to try, you have to pay)
“Lima minit saja, saya mau cuba lima minit saja” (I just want to try for 5 minutes!)
“Tak boleh”, said the attendant. (No, you can’t)
“Ceh, 5 minit pon tak boleh”. ($&%*$, 5 minutes also cannot)
She lifted her legs off the edge of the pool, re shod herself, threw a disgusted vitriolic look at the attendant and walked off!
What an obnoxious woman. I bet she probably went to the KFC restaurant nearby after that and asked to take only “one bite” of the succulent chicken there, just to “try only – ma!”
Gosh, I am ashamed of people like her.
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