My mother always told me to trust my gut. And I totally should have listened to my gut today when I called to book my appointment for the Sunset Foot Spa. Daily Candy had given the Chinese reflexology spa the stamp of approval so naturally I thought it would be a pain-free experience. I called to make an appointment for my friend, K and I and it was almost impossible to get a straight answer as to when my appointment would be. I actually had to call back several times just to confirm my appointment. Once we got there, it was a little short of chaos. The spa is much too small and there was no waiting area. We were asked to sit outside on Sunset Blvd in some lawn chairs. The owner told me that a party of 5 had showed up unexpectedly and took our appointment time. After waiting for 45 mins and seeing that more and more people were joining us in the “waiting room” I went to ask how much longer it would be before we were seated. I was repeatedly shooed outside and the door was shut in my face. Finally I spoke to the owner to let her know to cross our names off of the list–K and I were both tired of waiting and getting increasingly hungry at that point. She gave us 2 coupons for $5 dollars off of our next visit.
While I believe in listening to my gut, I also believe in second chances. I honestly think that the Daily Candy write-up may have been too much for the small spa that only seats 8-10 at a time. Maybe once the hype dies down, I’ll give the Sunset Foot Spa another chance. Maybe.
BTW – the day wasn’t a total bust, K and I went to a great Mexican food restaurant and ate some yummy enchiladas!