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Do You Talk With Your Manicurist or Keep Silent? 2010-07-16 08:03:30

Do You Talk With Your Manicurist?

Not too long ago, I watched a woman gab on her cell phone while getting a manicure. While there's no rule that says you must engage in a full-on conversation with your manicurist during a service, do you feel awkward if you talk on your phone, read, or simply sit there in silence instead? I'm sure nail techs are used to both chatty and not-so-chatty clients either way. However, when it comes to getting manicures, what's your conversation style?

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twk601 twk601 7 years
I talk a lot with my tech she speaks English fairly well but always wants to expand her vocabulary she will ask about words she hears on the news and does not understand, and she always likes to learn about american traditions no one had explained holidays like memorial or labor day to her.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I'm always really quiet and I think it makes the manicurist uncomfortable haha. But I'm just no good at small talk with strangers.
soapbox soapbox 7 years
A little, but there's a language barrier which kills the conversation. A lot of my neighbors go to the same salon I go to and I always see someone I know there so I talk to them.
kohina kohina 7 years
I can't understand half of what the lady who does my pedicures says. So most of the time I just nod my head and try to be as cordial as possible haha.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Nothing wrong with a little banter...
bunnyhorse bunnyhorse 7 years
I do my own nails! I prefer it, because the salon always smells so strongly of chemicals. Not to mention it saves me money! The last time I went to a salon the girl working on my nails didn't speak English very well, and when I told her I didn't want square tips, she told me my style was like "old lady."
Sundown321 Sundown321 7 years
I agree with gingirl and everyone else who said talking on the phone is rude! I wouldn't even consider that an option! Wow! When I used to get my nails done I went to someone who I could talk to. She also had a few TVs on the wall and she was a huge fan of Will Ferrell movies so we would watch those too!
gingirl gingirl 7 years
Depends on the place I go, but mostly it's just pleasantries and then I sit back and relax. But I wouldn't talk on my phone the whole time, because then that is not only rude to your manicurist but to the people around you at the salon. They may be in conversations or quietly relaxing and being on the phone is a disturbance
bisou002 bisou002 7 years
I wouldn't chat on my phone, but I like to read. I'm sure many nail techs prefer working in silence than having to make idle small talk, anyways (not to mention, english is a second language for many of them in my area so I don't know how comfortable they would be).
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
If the manicurist wants to talk, I'll talk. If not, I'll be quiet. She's the one working and doing me a huge favor by doing my nails.
pss pss 7 years
The manicurists are my friends so we don't stop talking!
fantastische fantastische 7 years
depends on the manicurist, i will talk to anyone! but sometimes, like during a spa mani/pedi i just like to relax and enjoy something actually being done for me!
chequettex chequettex 7 years
Are there really people who chat on the phone while getting a mani or pedi? That just sounds So Rude.
ayabeachgirl ayabeachgirl 7 years
I love my nailist, who does my gel nails every few weeks - she's trained in Japan. We talk the whole time!
care0531 care0531 7 years
I do but there is a language barrier so not too much.
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