When I went to get my toenails painted in June I asked for glittering red.
Oh my, I didn't realize, I'd committed such a faux pas. To quote dictionary.com - 'A slip or blunder in etiquette, manners, or conduct; an embarrassing social blunder or indiscretion.' As far as the gentleman in the shop was concerned, that was exactly what it was too. That was for the Christmas season, he informed me, taking it from me and dragging out the hot pink polish. Since I had set my mind on dark red, I dug in my heels and went for a purplish/red. This was a little better, he admitted grudgingly and let me use that color. Having had time to process the seasonal color thing, I relented this time and got hot pink. Actually, I like it, even if my tootsies have lost their identity and joined the 'seasonal toenail polish' masses.