Lunch breaks aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Usually it’s a choice between spending an hour squashed between Sally the chatty secretary and Nils the smelly copy guy on a tiny cafeteria bench, or braving the winter cold to go window shop. Because let’s face it, payday is still a long way away. Rather spend your lunch break in the warm, intimate confines of Nailz Inc. with today’s Groupon: A 1-hour full body massage and express pedicure. For only R140, it really doesn’t matter that payday is still light years away.
Though Nailz Inc. are known around Jo’burg as, well, the go-to place for nail emergencies, it’s always been mused how a simple pedicure can have such a relaxing effect on the guests. Some people believe Nailz Inc. is in possession of some kind of stress vacuum, while others are convinced the therapists have magical stress-eating abilities. While enjoying your one hour massage and pedicure, the ‘why is this place not called Massagez Inc.?’ thought will cross your mind more than once. However you won’t ask, because your tongue along with every other muscle will be rendered useless by this relaxing one hour kneading. And besides, when you see your toes after the express pedicure, you’ll know the answer to that question.
Whether you choose to enjoy the massage during lunch, during a meeting or while you’re supposed to meet your mother-in-law for coffee, doesn’t make a difference – there’s really no bad time for a massage. After this hour of Nail Inc. muscle uncoiling, you’ll walk out a brand new person. In fact you might have to produce some sort of identification before security allows you near your own office. Feel invigorated, refreshed and confident enough to tell the secretary to please stop stealing your yoghurt out of the fridge.
Lunch break fact: It is rumoured that Frans Van Tonder invented correction fluid during his lunch break. While eating his sandwich, he accidently messed strawberry jam on the yellow cover of his annual report. Thankfully he had mustard on his other sandwich. Soon the trend caught on and various colour condiments were added to the stationary order sheet.