Male Insecurity.

I recently read a fascinating article on male insecurity to which I will take my readers after they read this post about female insecurity.

One of The problems that needed periodic attention during my traveling days was a couple of corns on my toes that would not go, no matter what kind of shoes I bought. I had reconciled myself to a life time of going to a pedicurist, aka chiropodist regularly. I can tell you they were my guardian angels for many years.

The problem disappeared after I had settled down to activities that did not need long hours spent in airplanes and airports wearing shoes. I have not had a corn bothering me since 1998.
pedicure
foot massage

I now go to pedicurists to get my nails clipped and to get a foot massage and those experiences are much cherished outings too.

I digress. I seriously considered going into practice as a pedicurist after retirement as I thought that it was a service that will be much appreciated in and around the suburbs where I lived from where people had to commute to the city to get to the only two pedicurists in town. My readers must be cautioned that those days the ubiquitous Beauty Parlours and unisex saloons that exist now did not exist to the same degree as they do now and I thought that it is a nice niche to get into.

And this is when the female insecurity cropped up. My late wife and love of my life put her foot down and said nothing doing. Her argument was that I would get female clients and that was inviting trouble spelt with a capital T. She had no problems however with my going to a female pedicurist to get my nails clipped!

So, this article sent me on that little story from my eventful life.

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11 Responses to Male Insecurity.

  1. Maria says:

    One of the great regrets of my life is that I never met Urmila. She sounds like a wise woman…….
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    • Rummuser says:

      You must read my response to Cathy’s comment on my post on broken relationships.

      • Maria says:

        Will do. Sounds to me like Urmila had no problem with your mixing with women who were likely to see your feet on the grounds that it would put them off. On the other hand, ladies who experienced your care for their feet would be quite likely to fall for you.
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  2. grannymar says:

    This brings a little story to mind:
    There was once a family firm which cornered the feet market.

    One brother sold shoes. Each shoe had a hidden fatal flaw. As a direct result the victim’s feet needed treatment with the second brother, who was the only chiropodist in town.

    The chiropodist was so incompetent that the only way the victim could get home was in a taxi.

    The third brother had the only taxi firm in town.
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  3. wisewebwoman says:

    I think you would have made a marvellous pedicurist, having been on both sides of the foot so to speak!
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    • Rummuser says:

      I still think that I would have made a great pedicurist. I can’t think of becoming one now though due to the palsy in the right arm.

  4. Max Coutinho says:

    Hi Rummy,

    I didn’t know that being a male pedicurist could bring that amount of “lady” problems, wow. Now that I think of it, I have never seen a male pedicurist…not even a gay one; so perhaps your wife was right: perhaps your new enterprise could’ve brought problems…

    Lovely post, as usual; thank you and have a great week.

    Cheers
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  5. LOL! Your wife was probably correct, although it’s funny that she couldn’t believe that you’d stay true, no matter the temptation. And I’m not saying you’d necessarily be tempted to do anything untoward but the expectation that so many lovely ladies would stop by just to see you, have you working on their feet and probably talking to you, sharing their stories and the like… she was probably correct. 😉
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