April 20, 2008

Cajun Shrimp


Let me tell ya'll a true story that happened to me last year when I was getting a pedicure. My favorite color to wear is Cajun Shrimp by Opi. I ALWAYS wear that color beginning in the spring and throughout the summer. Sometimes I go wild and try something new but I always come back to Cajun Shrimp. When I got to the salon, I could not find my polish and asked the owner if she was out. A lady sitting near the front over heard me asking about the polish color and held up her little bottle saying, here, I've got what you're looking for but it's not Cajun Shrimp, it's Peel Here. (The bottles have a number on them and the bottle she was holding had the Cajun Shrimp number on it). Since she was not ready for her pedicure she gave me the bottle and told me to go ahead and use it and she'd get it from me later during her pedicure. I thanked her and went back to get my pedicure with my bottle of Cajun Shrimp clutched tightly in my little fist. When the lady came to get her pedicure, she sat next to me. (I had already looked on the bottom of the bottle to be ab-so-loute-ly certain that it WAS Cajun Shrimp and of course, it was). I thanked her for letting me use the polish ahead of her and she told me this: "My mother discovered this polish color last summer and we've been using it ever since....we love Peel Here!" I told her that I'd always known it as Cajun Shrimp and the number on the bottle was the number the salon used to identify it as Cajun Shrimp. The nail technician turned over the bottle and said "Lady, this is Cajun Shrimp!" At that point, my friend turned over the bottle, turned beet red and said, "Oh, my gosh, my mom saw the little sticker on the bottom of the polish that says 'peel here' (you remove that sticker to reveal the polish color) and we've been calling it peel here! I'm soooo embarrassed!" Well, let me tell ya'll, the whole place just died laughing. Thankfully the woman had a great sense of humor, cause she laughed too. I remember that story every time I use Cajun Shrimp a/k/a peel here!


This coming Thursday I'm going to the beach for 4 days of fun and sun! My daughter, her daughter Taylor (almost 4), my DIL Jennifer, her daughter McKinley (almost 3), my sister and her daughter (2 months pregnant) are heading to Panama City Beach, Florida!! I'm hoping the weather stays as nice as it's been the past few days. This will be one interesting trip, let me tell ya!

Ya'll have a great week!

15 comments:

Janet said...

Judy,

I love that story, it *so* sounds like something I would do :)

Enjoy your trip

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a fun story! Reminds me of the one where a teacher catches a student cheating...how? He wrote "answers may vary." LOL!

I have three OPI's: The Grape Lakes, Girls Love Pink, and Suzie Sells Sushi by the Seashore. Until now, I had not realized what interesting names they have!

If I'm not back in touch before you leave, have a great vacation!

Oliver's said...

My mother and myself have been wearing this color for years. There is nothing quite like it...if they ever discontinue it I will just die. Happy beaching!Paula

Mrs. B said...

Too funny! That does look like a perfect summer color for your tootsies! OPI always has such crazy names for their colors, I could actually imagine them calling something Peel Here. So funny!

Have a fabulous time at the beach!

Nonna said...

That is a funny story! Have fun with your girls!!! Take lots of pictures to share with us!

mah said...

Cute, cute story! Have fun at the beach. We lived in Panama City for a number of years. I loved the beaches, but the towns across the bridge, not so much! I will never forget the first time I visted the little town where my husband's family lived I almost cried! It was so ugly! It hasn't changed much in all these years, but I love his family so I will continue to visit, but please don't make me live there again. Have fun!

Tracy said...

That was too funny! Great story...

N M B said...

Oh my gosh! That sounds like something I would say!

Katie said...

Hahahahahahahahaha!! I ALWAYS wear Cajun Shrimp in the summer! It's perfect, perfect, perfect! This is such a hilarious story...I will think of this from now on when using Cajun Shrimp. Have a fun twirling your Cajun Shrimp toes in the sea and sand!

Deserae said...

I'm always looking for a good spring nail color so I can't wait to try "Peel here"!!!! Have a great time on your trip :o)
~Des

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Hi Judy- First, thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so glad to "meet" you. Love this story. For awhile I thought you were going to say the color named changed....as in peel shrimp. Hee-hee. Incidentally, I've used that color before and love it. Hope you have a wonderful vacation coming up. My family vacations in Seaside/Seagrove, just west of Panama City, every June. It's so pretty there.

Steph said...

That is tooooo funny!
I, too, love Cajun Shrimp! So much that I bought myself a bottle to use when I can't make it in to the spa!

PAT said...

Judy that story is priceless! I'll need to look for Cajun Shrimp, when I'm in town tomorrow. I'm looking for a color for summer. Love OPI!

Pat

PAT said...

PS: Have fun on your getaway!

Pat

Rue said...

Hi Judy :)

That story is too cute! LOL

Sorry I haven't been coming by. Things have gotten a little crazy at home, but I finally had time to pop in for a minute ;)

Have a great time on your vacation!
rue :)

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