Since knowingly entering her salon with COVID-19, a nail technician posted the horrific text it got from a customer.
Taylor Caravella – who operates her own nail company in Washington, U.S.A. – sent a note advising her to “quarantine yourself,” when the customer confirmed that she had coronavirus but was also moving through with the appointment.
Understandably shocked by the utter disrespect for her safety, Taylor posted the Facebook text and it soon became viral.
“I feel really bad and should not have shown up for my appointment but I desperately needed my nails done!” the text read.
“I tested positive for the virus two days ago soooooo please quarantine yourself.”
Taylor responded by reminding the woman that she was “immune-compromised” and asking whether she had been subjected to the virus before she arrived.
However, her client seems to have no remorse, informing Taylor that after just two days of isolation she was “desperate to get out of the house”
“I’m sorry! I needed my nails done soooooo bad. You saw how bad they were,” she said.
Thankfully, both she and the client were wearing masks, minimising the risk – but Taylor described the situation as extremely “alarming”.
“It was very distressing to receive those messages,” she told Allure.
“It is alarming to think there are people who don’t take other people’s safety seriously.”
She noted that she’s learned from other women in the cosmetics business who have experienced identical experiences after posting her storey online.
Although Taylor has since removed her Facebook message, it remains on her Instagram page and has been posted by The Shade Room, which others have called “reckless” and “selfish” behaviour.
“Wow, people really out here doing that,” one said.
“This is assault,” another claimed as another labelled the move “abysmal”.
“This is why I am not taking clients; people are just evil now. God forbid what happens if this woman dies,” one fellow beauty technician raged.
Others speculated the story was “fake” because it’s so “crazy” someone could do it – however the theory was quickly shut down.
“It’s all the way messed up,” one wrote.
“She needed her nails done to sit in the house. Some people,” another said.
Many said Taylor should file a lawsuit against the woman, especially as she has had to quarantine for two weeks and not take clients on.
“This client has been reported to the proper authorities and I’m leaving it to them to help me handle this situation properly,” she told Allure.
“My first concern is the safety of my clients, family members, and friends – first and foremost.”