There is a fundamental disconnect in this world. And it all hinges on pedicures. You didn’t think they were such a biggy, did you? Well they are. They represent the difference between people who are specious and superficial, putting their little enameled toenail higher on the list of priorities than, say, helping the poor, and those who are more practical and grounded in reality. They are not the only thing, of course, but they are A thing. Pedicures are frivolous, ridiculous………and just plain stupid.
Exactly what did the little toenail do to merit such a high status on someone’s priority list? Well. Nothing. It’s just a toenail. Very rarely uncovered, not pertinent to anything. In fact, you could remove every single toenail and still manage to survive in the world today.
Now for people who are uber rich. Well, I expect this sort of nonsensical behavior from them because they are notoriously self-centered and vacuous in their careless disregard for consumption of resources. But I continue to be shocked by the sheer number of people who are mid to low income who insist on getting a pedicure. Why waste your time and monetary resources in this manner? Is it cute? Does somehow having your toenails done by someone make you a better person?
The average cost of a pedicure in this country is $20-25. That is enough money to buy eggs, bread, cheese, oatmeal, milk, peanut butter and jelly………….enough money to feed a hungry family of four for a week.
The official poverty rate in America is currently 14.3%.
•Feeding America is annually providing food to 37 million Americans, including 14 million children. This is an increase of 46 percent over 2006, when we were feeding 25 million Americans, including 9 million children, each year.
•That means one in eight Americans now rely on Feeding America for food and groceries.
•Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks is feeding 1 million more Americans each week than we did in 2006.
•Thirty-six percent of the households we serve have at least one person working.
•More than one-third of client households report having to choose between food and other basic necessities, such as rent, utilities and medical care. (http://feedingamerica.org/faces-of-hunger/hunger-in-america-2010/hunger-report-2010.aspx)
Do you still care more about painting your toes, ya jackwagons?
This is a dealbreaker for me. If you are a person who feels so important about your toes that you get pedicures, it tells me your level of selfishness and lack of social awareness and responsibility. I’m sorry, but your toes have gotten in the way of our friendship. We must part ways. Come back when your priorities have been sorted out and we will talk.
And next time you think about getting a pedicure, slap yourself and then take that $25 over to the nearest food bank so you can feed a hungry child instead. It will enable a “Real” little piggy that needs to go to the market so he can get some roast beef instead of going without.