What Is It With People?

Another post title that could go just about anywhere! But today, as I’m doing a gel-polish change on a set of toes, it occurs to me that this is the second person who has refused to sit on the new pedicure bench where not only do I need them to sit, but where I suspected would be the most natural seating position.
The pedicure room addition has been an on-going project since it started last April. We got the bench built in September, then the BF and I took on the task of staining it and the matching cabinets that a loyal client’s hubby lovingly built to my specifications. Even though he had no idea what he was building, he did a great job.
Then I broke my wrist and everything came to a screeching halt. But with the new year, my clearance to go back to work, and our typical all-too-warm-and-sunny winter days shining through my windows, it’s back to what wasn’t supposed to be a year-long remodeling project for the little salon.
So, my pedi bench still needs some cushions for the seat and some nice cushioned backing on the wall, but it’s functional and even though I have some ideas for some tweaks (like a raised foot rest), it sure does make polish changes and rock star toes easier! And soon I’ll be ready to offer real, honest-to-gosh pedicures too.
But I’m having issues with people not sitting in the middle of what I thought was pretty obviously the seating area. They keep sitting close to the center which means their right leg doesn’t stay conveniently on the foot step area. It sort of hangs out there over the step.
It’s not that I can’t (and don’t) simply make them scooch over. It’s one of those head-scratching conundrums, like “What’s the sound of one hand clapping?” Why do people do that? It doesn’t make sense to me? Doesn’t it occur to them that they need to keep their feet on the platform where I can reach them?
I guess it gives me some ideas on how to finish the cushions. And an excuse to show you a picture of my pedi bench!

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