At the O2 Centre right now they have a fish pedicure station set up - it gives me the heebie-jeebies. I've walked by the tanks many times and there are always people with their feet in the tanks - loads of them.
I thought maybe I was just having an attack of OCD in the fact that there is no way I would put my feet in the tank for several reasons: people take off their socks and shoes after walking around and stink them in the tank - yuck! The fish live in the tank where they eat dead skin and then urinate and defecate all day and night - double yuck! And some of the folks' feet I've seen dangling in the water as these poor little fish suck off their dead skin scare me worse than any John Carpenter/Wes Craven film could ever - a trifecta yuck!
Then I read this Times article. I'm not crazy - it's kinda gross! It's been banned in 14 states in the US and is starting to raise health issues here in the UK.
I just came back from the O2 Centre (buying supplies for Valentine Day cupcakes with Cate) and saw two little girls about 9 or 10 with their feet in the tanks. Lawdy! I could barely look.
Now I know that having it done in a mall kiosk is not the same as having one at a fancy-schmansy salon but either way, I just don't want fish eating me: not sharks, piranhas or even miniature Turkish carp ( Gara Rufa).
Is it just me? Or does this skeeve you out too?