Our massage day was a little funny. My mom decided not to go with us. I think she didn't want to miss her lunch and friends at the Terrace during the afternoon. Cindy, Susan, and I met at The Egg and I and had a light lunch, and then we were off to the Chinese Reflexology place. There is always a little communication problem there, but it is easily worked out. They did have a few other customers at the time, so my hope that we would have the place to ourselves didn't work out.
I told them we wanted the hour and a half massage and everyone got placed and started. Jeanie, the one that I like, was not there that day, so I had a new person. I still very much enjoyed the massage, but I could tell she was a little new and she didn't know all of my sore spots quite as well as Jeanie. We also didn't get the hot stones like I usually get. I was surprised, but didn't say anything.
Anyway, at the end, when we went to pay, they charged us more money than it has been in the past. When I questioned it, they tried to explain, and I tried to explain, but we were both speaking different languages. Pretty soon everyone that works there was in the front speaking Chinese and discussing something. I finally asked Lucy, the one that speaks English, to tell me what they were saying. She said that I had asked for the hour and a half massage, which is $50. I said yes, and then she said I usually get the 90 minute massage, which is $40. That comes with hot stones also. It was exactly the same massage except we didn't have the hot stones. So we were going to have to pay MORE for the same amount of time with no stones.
She told the girl to charge us $40 because I told her I said the wrong thing. Who would have known that the better massage was cheaper? I learned my lesson and will now ask for the 90 minute hot stone massage. I thought it was hilarious!! I hope Cheri and Susan enjoyed theirs as much as I enjoyed mine. I also hope that we will be able to do it again soon.