This post must be prefaced with a disclaimer. Sitemeter tells me I get around 50-100 hits a day on my blog. Since only 3 of you comment that leaves 47-97 lurkers out there. I am perfectly OK with this and this not knowing each other has it's charm (You've Got Mail quote thankyouverymuch). Actually, that has nothing to do with anything, just needed to throw the quote in because it felt like the right timing. That being said, if you are a menfolk lurker I apologize ahead of time for the sensitive nature of this topic but it just needs to be talked about today.
So, yesterday I got my postcard in the mail with the bright, yellow daisy on the front. "It's that time of year again :)"
Gggrrrrrreat. Time to pay a visit to my friendly, neighborhood woman doctor. And so the great yearly debate begins again. Socks or no socks. If you are like me you get dressed to the nines to go see her. No it does not matter that as soon as the nurse leaves you have to put on a purple tissue thingamajig which will inevitably stress you out as to whether the ties go in the front or back. You will get your purple thing on and then the great sock debate will stress you out.
Even if you have resolved your decision beforehand, standing there in the little room with your purple get-up on you will second-guess the decision you labored over for 12 weeks since you received the post card in the mail.
Socks or no socks is your question. If you go the no socks route this is definite protocol for the Pre-OB pedicure. There is no if's and's or but's (no-pun intended). This really needs to be done out of respect for your doctor. Common curtesy. If you are cheap like me and don't want to shell out $20 (or if I got some hooty flooty readers who are to good for the roadside pedi shop, you'll shell out $50), then your best option is going to be Socks On.
Here's where that problem occurs. You dressed up in your black slacks, nice shirt, black trouser socks and black Nine West. Standing here in the little room in your purple get-up the black socks against your really white legs is horrifyingly scary thanks to the fluorescent overhead lighting you forgot to take into consideration.
At this point you are already thinking about the retail therapy you have earned yourself because all this stress is stressing you out to the max and you've got to decide soon and get your little keester up on that table.
All this said, I'm trying to process here in front of God and everyone if Bugs is going to get a pedi this week. After seeing this on paper I think the answer is a strong, resounding, YES! I think a pedi and retail therapy is a small price to pay for good health.