Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Further to That Whole Sexual Harassment Thing
So today I went for a massage because my neck has been killing me. I decided to splurge on a 90-minute deal because it had been so long since I'd been for a massage and because I am spinning and running regularly, I thought I could use the whole full body job, not just my neck and shoulders.
Now you tell me if this was inappropriate.
I had a male masseuse, looks like the less attractive older brother of Ryan Gosling. He is NOT eastern European, as is my usual practice, because I went to the secondary place, not my usual spa. He was a bit of a mouth-breather but seemed pleasant enough.
So while he's working my legs and glutes (just at the side, not a full-buttock massage), he asks: "Do you work out?" I say yes and tell him what my weekly routine is. To which he replies: "I can tell, because you've got an incredibly hard butt. It's really impressive."
I think I stopped breathing for a moment or two, I was so taken aback, and then was quite uncomfortable since he was vigorously kneading my naked hips and my upper thighs at the time. But he never said another thing that was unprofessional. And eventually I relaxed and enjoyed the rest of the massage, even though I was suddenly acutely aware that I wasn't wearing any underwear under the blanket.
So was it unprofessional? Was that sexual harassment? Or was it just the talk of the trade?
I honestly don't know.
p.s. That photo above? I wish!