Would you consider it bad manners to clip & file your fingernails in public?

  • rnch

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    Dec 31, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    For instance: outside, in the sitting area of your favorite coffee shop, a few feet away from the other customers...



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    Dec 31, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    Yes. Very.

    That, like shaving, brushing your teeth (unless it's urgent like you just ate something FOUL) and other basic grooming needs to be done in the privacy of your own bathroom. Or where ever you happen to be staying bathroom.

    A touch up file isn't bad but definitely no clipping. And what man files his nails?
  • Import

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    Dec 31, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    The thought of someone else's dead, hardened skin getting flung into my eye is not appealing to me.

    and the sound of each "clip" makes me gag just a little bit each and every time.
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    Dec 31, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    I used to have a co-worker that clipped his nails at his desk. Kinda grossed me out. Grooming should be done in the bathroom, preferably at home.
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    Dec 31, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI used to have a co-worker that clipped his nails at his desk. Kinda grossed me out. Grooming should be done in the bathroom, preferably at home.


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    Dec 31, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
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    What whitney said.


    We're talking finger nails, right?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 31, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    Yes .... disgusting ... what if one of those nails pops up into the air and hits some one ... As for filing them, 1. you are not a girl and 2. those shaving are flying through the air aren't they? ... well you may as well pull off your sock and shoe and file the dry skin off your heal ... It's called etiquette and manners
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    Dec 31, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    yep, gross...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 31, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidYes .... disgusting ... what if one of those nails pops up into the air and hits some one ... As for filing them, 1. you are not a girl and 2. those shaving are flying through the air aren't they? ... well you may as well pull off your sock and shoe and file the dry skin off your heal ... It's called etiquette and manners


    #5!!

    10 Most Disgusting Things Flight Attendants Have Seen Passengers Do on Airplanes
    10. Breast Pumping: A lady decided that it was appropriate to use a breast pump during boarding. She fully exposed both breasts and with just a bottle (not with a baby) did the vacuum effect on her fully exposed boob. Let me remind you this was both breasts out in the air, on a full flight, during boarding, taxi, take-off and part of cruise.

    9. Breast Milk Drippage: A few passengers notified me of something leaking from the overhead bins down onto their heads. The look on the men's faces was priceless when a woman stood up and said, “OMG ... My breast milk! It's not frozen anymore and it's leaking what should I do?!"

    8. Blankets and Boogers: A passenger in first class rang her call light. She handed me her blanket and asked if I could give her a new one. I was puzzled since everyone had started the flight with a fresh blanket. I looked down at the blanket and it was all wet and slimy with boogers. I felt so grossed out—like I was going to hurl—as I tossed it into a plastic bag.

    7. Impromptu Snacking: A first class passenger picked something off his bare feet...and ate it. I saw it myself!

    6. Jump Seat No-no: A passenger sat down on the back galley flight attendant jump seat "waiting on the lavatory." A flight attendant told him he couldn't sit there. After I came out of the lav and sat down, we realized that he had urinated on the jump seat!

    5. Pedicures: Lady using the "ped egg" on her feet. And then tried to dump her foot shavings in my trash.

    4. A Little Laundry: A first class passenger took off his soggy socks and dried them by putting them over the air vent above his seat. Passengers all the way back in coach complained about the smell.

    3. Lost Panties: I was helping clean the plane at one of our out-stations so we could turn the plane on time and found a pair of bloody panties in the seat pocket. This is why we wear gloves.

    2. Adult Diapers: Someone shed their humongous Depends adult diapers on the toilet seat—yep, shed like a creature shedding its sea-shell, and they were left perfectly wide open and obviously used on top of the toilet lid, for the next passenger.

    1. Going No. 2: A passenger used the tissue (out of the tissue box dispenser in the restroom) to clean up after their bowel movement. They then placed the used tissues back into the tissue box. A fellow flight attendant reached into the tissue dispenser for a tissue and ... discovered the issue firsthand.

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  • Whipmagic

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    Dec 31, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    IceBuckets saidAnd what man files his nails?


    Well, if you're into fisting, you better file your nails.
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    Yes. You're scratching your ass, touching other asses, eating ass then touching your face, touching railings touched by other people who've been touching their own asses.... not to mention the fact that most people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom.

    People don't need to be exposed to such uncleanliness.

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  • Ej101

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    Dec 31, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    Yes that's disgusting
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    Ej101 saidYes that's disgusting

    Exactly!
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    All I'm going to say is: keep bandage scissors at your desk.

    Trims silently and without projectiles. If my nails get too long, it screws with my keyboarding.

    I used to chew on them, like really bad. But, once I got braces and moving towards the correct overbite, it's impossible now. And, I'm terrified of knocking off a bracket.
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    I don't think it's disgusting but it's definitely not appropriate in front of others. When I clip my nails at work, I always do this in an empty room or when no one is around. I like it when I get paid to groom.
  • rnch

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    Dec 31, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    Pleased that I am not the only one who views this as "tacky and common" (as we say here in the deep South).





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  • Whipmagic

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    Dec 31, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    There is a time and a place for everything. And no, the coffee shop or your office cubicle aren't among them.
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    Whipmagic said
    IceBuckets saidAnd what man files his nails?


    Well, if you're into fisting, you better file your nails.

    This...is quite true. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    I was sleeping on a flight a few years ago when I started hearing a clicking noise and then felt something hitting my face. I woke up to the guy in the seat next to me clipping his nails. His nail shards were flying and hitting me in the face. I really wasn't amused.
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    Do we really need to ask this? OF COURSE IT'S ILL-MANNERED AND GROSS!
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
    rnch saidPleased that I am not the only one who views this as "tacky and common" (as we say here in the deep South).





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    To call someone "common" was for my Grandmother the ultimate aspersion to be cast upon ones person and upbringing.
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    sometimes i go on my rooftop and do it there, cause i am a rebel!
  • Puppymuncher

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    Dec 31, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    People clipping their nails on public transit is like nails on a chalkboard for me. It's repulsive.
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    Well now all of a sudden I feel like a slob icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:33 PM GMT
    Clip? I bite my fingernails, and mostly in public for that matter, lol.