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What do you think of public (on public transit, in a theater, in an office) nail clipping?
I have literally never considered this trivial issue 14%  14%  [ 10 ]
I'm doing it right now! 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
I'm fine with it, we should all be more chill 9%  9%  [ 7 ]
It is a nasty, rude habit for trash people 76%  76%  [ 56 ]
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 Post subject: Public nail clipping: a poll
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:48 am 
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I would like the PPK's opinion on nail clipping in public or shared areas.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:40 am 
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Hmmm, i'm torn because I feel like the office is slightly different than doing it in a theater because you're there for eight hours day, and what if you break a nail Erika?!

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 Post subject: Re: Public nail clipping: a poll
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Depends how close the person is to other people and how careful they're being that a nail bit won't ping off into someone else's face.

I've discreetly done it in an office if I've got a rough nail edge that's catching or I've suddenly noticed my nails are really long and/or disgusting, but only if people aren't near my desk at the time (like everyone in my section is at a meeting or at least very engrossed in something else). We don't have cubicles and it is a shared office but we do have desk partitions so it's fairly easy to hide what you're doing with your hands.

I don't think I'd do it on public transport but I might if I was the only person in the carriage (or there was one other person, asleep, at the other end) and had some nail scissors with me.

Theatre: no!

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Most definitely not okay. It makes me want to throw up and cry. People need to never ever ever do this. If you really need to cut your nails while out, just do it in the bathroom!


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I'm mostly OK with it. I'll do it if no one is around (I don't share an office so IDGAF) and my nails are either funky or broken. It's not like nails are gross (well, if they're clean). I don't want someone else's nail parings on me, but it's not like they're peeing in front of me.

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You did not specify finger or toe.

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To me the the sound of cliipping nails is like nails (ha) on a chalkboard, so I vote hell no.

I have seen people clipping their toenails on the bus twice now and that is just the worst.

eta- I think it's okay if you are quickly clipping a broken nail but doing a full nail time is wrong in oublic.

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blondiefk wrote:

I have seen people clipping their toenails on the bus twice now and that is just the worst.



Oh man, I hate feet anyway so I think I may have barfed if I was in that situation. Yikes.

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 Post subject: Re: Public nail clipping: a poll
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i think if there is a chance anyone will get hit with a piece of nail, you should be doing it somewhere else. hunched under your desk is okay. maybe like using a toothpick- cover your mouth, nobody wants to see or get hit with flying squick.

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 Post subject: Re: Public nail clipping: a poll
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Public places? No, who wants to see that! If there's nobody else around, go for it (just clean up your mess) but then it's not really public anymore.

OTOH just filing your nails with a file is less gross.

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME! NEVER! People do it on trains here. Like every regional train I've been on, I've had to kill someone. I DON'T LIKE KILLING PEOPLE.

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mrsbadmouth wrote:
Hmmm, i'm torn because I feel like the office is slightly different than doing it in a theater because you're there for eight hours day, and what if you break a nail Erika?!

This one, I break nails a lot at the store so I'll clip them into the trash to prevent tearing. On public transit is a little odd tho.

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I would not do it in public, but I feel like I'm answering this based on the more common situation: is it okay in an office. And I mean, people freak that you might be clipping your nails in a closed office with nobody else around. Just the noise drives people up the wall. I'm okay with it, but avoid clipping knowing it bothers others so much.

So yeah, clearly don't do it in a public space, but nails don't bother me like they do others.


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I sometimes file my nails on the train--- but then, I may be the devil in disguise. You tell me.

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My last newspaper job, I had to interview a good ole boy DA several times a week. He would sometimes cut his nails. It both pissed me off and grossed me out.


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Well I wouldn't call someone a trash person for doing it but... yeah not something for public places.

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Toenails: nonononononononnono

Fingernails: sort of maybe OK in the office, like discreetly. But not in actual public places like ths bus or a theater.

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Cutting fingernails is not gross at all.

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Sometimes okay at work, almost never okay in public places. I think it's comparable to giving yourself a haircut. Would you do it at work? Would you do it outside of a barber/salon or your house?

Work: Trim a fingernail, no big deal. Cut all of your nails, annoying to others, a little gross if you're not catching the trimmings and very much depends on your workplace. Toenails NO get your gross feet out of here

Public: NO why are you doing that here? NO


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I just clipped my fingernails over the trash can in my office during lunch break. No one was around (I don't share an office). I also brushed my teeth after eating in the bathroom. Of all things people find it more strange that I brush my teeth at work...I have actually gotten comments.

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At my first academic job, one of my classes was co-taught with a famous male Shakespeare scholar. I was a very young woman fresh out of grad. school. The whole class sat around a large pompous table, with the Shakespeare scholar and me opposite one another. While it was supposed to be a co-taught class, it was really more of a running monologue by him, with infrequent invitations to me to chime in on things like plays by or about women. Whenever I did speak, he would sit across from me, clipping his fingernails and arranging the clippings into little piles. I only stayed at that job one year.

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linanil wrote:
Well I wouldn't call someone a trash person for doing it but... yeah not something for public places.

Same!


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craiger_ny wrote:
I also brushed my teeth after eating in the bathroom. Of all things people find it more strange that I brush my teeth at work...I have actually gotten comments.


I brush my teeth after lunch at work and get comments all the time! I just like the fresh mouth feeling, is that so hard to understand?


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I kind of feel the same way when people bring their super hairy dogs to parks and brush them there, leaving corgis worth of hair laying around. I mean, there is nothing horribly wrong about it but it leaves me thinking what the fizzle.

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I just realized that by my choice of wording that it looks like I ate in the bathroom. I assure all of you that I did not.

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