Chaos reigned this morning at the End of the World Shopping Centre in Cornwall when a customer at Fishy Feet, the centre’s fish doctor spa, lost both feet in a tragic nibbling accident.
Dorothy Jones, 66, was rushed to hospital after an employee filled a tank with piranha instead of the usual garra rufa. ‘I thought I was doing everyone a favour’, said Denise Jenkins, 16, of Truro. ‘I reckoned if I put the piranhas in then the customers would get their feet done right quick, like. Our customers are busy people. They don’t have time to sit and relax for ten minutes. I thought two minutes would be enough’, she added.
Mrs Jones, said, ‘I didn’t realise there was a problem until I lifted my feet out of the tank and they stayed there. I don’t blame the assistant. She thought she was helping. It’s really nice to see a young person showing some initiative these days.’
The manager of Fishy Feet declined to comment on the incident, although he did admit that Miss Jenkins had lost three fingers and her ‘World’s Greatest Mam’ bracelet whilst trying to retrieve the feet.