It’s all in the translation…

cucumber-clipart-canstock11804104I got a pedicure today and I had the most delightful thing happen – and it had nothing to do with my feet.  I’ll remember it far after the polish wears off and the calluses return.

As I was browsing through the pedicure options, imagine my surprise/delight when one of the options was “cucumber hell.” What??  This prompted so many questions and even more giggles.  I really didn’t even know what it meant .. peal?  heal?  I told several friends and we decided that cucumbers really shouldn’t be feared.

I’m a avid traveler and I understand the challenges of a language barrier.  I have been the victim of a translation gaffe myself — when we were in Puerto Rico, I thoroughly embarrassed my daughter when I mispronounced the name of a beach — thus calling it “ass beach.”   Yup, she could not have been more proud.

But Spring is here and I can’t think of anything more delightful than going through cucumber hell and then spending a few days on ass beach.  Sign me up.



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7 Responses to It’s all in the translation…

  1. Julie says:

    Awesome post! Glad to see you back!

  2. There is just so much fun in this post. Did you put cucumber hell on your feet?

  3. Rose Cappelli says:

    Anxious to find out what this treatment actually is! Thanks for the chuckle this morning.

  4. dwitkus says:

    Too funny! I’ll be thinking about cucumber hell at my next pedicure.

  5. elsie says:

    Now that’s just too funny! Have you seen the videos of cats responding to cucumbers behind them? Now their reactions are cucumber hell. (Google it on YouTube, they are funny.)

    • arlsvera says:

      I have seen them! The cats are indeed going through cucumber hell … and it’s funny — so it seems that all things cucumber hell are funny…!

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