Write a post entirely in the present tense.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us NOW.
Alright…smile, smile, smile…not so wide or he’ll think you’re crazy or something. Oh why oh why is this beautiful man lying on your mat, girl? And face up, for that matter. You must have done something good to deserve this – but not good enough because he ain’t in your bed, that’s for sure.
Oh wait, ethics. Don’t forget your professional ethics. Goodness, you’re a professional, for crying out loud. Take a deep breath now. In and then out. In and then out. Don’t hyperventilate. That’s a good girl.
Just imagine that he’s a normal guy, maybe some guy with the most normal face. No, don’t look at his face right now, just do what you normally do. If you can remember it. Palm presses. Yes, that’s it. Palm presses up the feet, then down, and up again. Move up the legs, towards the – oh, wait, maybe not too high. Now make your way back down. Deep breaths, that’s a good girl. And don’t bother with the blood stop – it ain’t gonna happen. At least not today. You’re too crazy crushing right now, your hands just might end up where they’re not supposed to be.
It’ll die down, I promise. This feeling that makes you just shiver all over because he’s just too gorgeous to be true and goodness gracious he’s your client. Maybe not after you’re done with him because you’re staring at him too much. So stop staring. Smile. Not too wide. No, better yet, don’t smile. Your zygomaticus whatever is cramping. Be professional. If you remember how being professional actually is supposed to be.
And maybe next time when he calls for an appointment, maybe you should just say you’re booked. Like, forever.
Because, girl, this is just not gonna do.
12 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now”
LOL! You know, I’ve always wanted to ask you if you ever really had a client like this…..?
I do – I guess that’s one of the perks of what I do. Not a fun experience if they’re not nice though, but overall, I’ve been blessed that 90% are.
But after about 15 minutes of the shock or who you’re working on, you calm down. Especially when you know you’ve still got 75 minutes to go and there’s a lot of work to be done and you need to look like you know what you’re doing 🙂
Yes, you don’t want to embarrass yourself! 😀 I like your description of what goes through your mind! Yikes!
The hazards of being a massage therapist!
🙂 🙂 🙂
I’m laughing aloud, because I know you. You would just look at him and and say, “Comfortable?” You might never wash the towels you used on him again, but he’d never know you were sweating under your boobs!
If I had boobs 🙂
This is funny because often we need to smile even if we dont feel like doing it. Not only for client but also for that rival.