When HOH wants a nice deep-tissue massage, perhaps the last place she’d go would be ... the Congressional Management Foundation’s offices.
While the foundation, which helps Congressional offices operate more efficiently, might be a hands-on operation, a massage parlor it certainly isn’t.
But recently, an apparently confused visitor arrived at the CMF’s Capitol Hill digs looking for a rubdown.
CMF President Brad Fitch tells HOH that the woman entered the office and informed the intern sitting in the receptionist’s desk that she was there for a massage.
“You should have seen the look on the intern’s face,” Fitch says.
The woman, Fitch eventually realized, was looking for Creative Hands Massage, a studio that opened a few weeks later in the office space downstairs.
But the mix-up got Fitch thinking that maybe the two businesses have more in common than a roof. After all, the CMF seeks to solve knotty problems — and it’s even sponsoring an upcoming program on ways for House legislative directors to manage on-the-job tension.
“Our job is to reduce stress in one way and their job is to reduce stress in another way, so maybe there’s some room for synergy,” Fitch says.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.