Kimberly’s Burn Book: Public Nail Clipping

Welcome to Kimberly’s Burn Book, a feature in which I write about things that I would put in a physical burn book, were I to have a physical burn book.

Once in a while I read an offhanded blog comment or magazine article that says that men don’t like to see women put on makeup in public. And to that I say: LOL, because on multiple occasions, I have seen and (ACK!) heard men clipping their nails in the office and on the train. In what universe is this acceptable? Nail clipping is a grooming activity that should only take place in the privacy of your home (preferably in your bathroom) so the clippings don’t fly everywhere.

It’s even weirder when no one confronts the public nail clipper, although as soon as I hear that awful clipping sound and realize that, yes, someone is clipping his or her nails in public, I secretly, desperately wish for someone with less of a filter than I have to get up and loudly scold this disgusting, unacceptable behavior, and perhaps ask if the clipper was raised by savages.

And yet… it’s never happened.

So, from the safety of my computer, I’m putting it out there: Don’t clip your nails in public!

Photo: Gothamist

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