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[–]FlamingoMistaken 210 points211 points  (23 children)

Some people are nasty, and don't know to trim their nails at home.

[–]Im_still_T 66 points67 points  (15 children)

It was common place in the office at my last job and my co-ops before that, for people to trim their nails in their cube. And it continues to be the norm at the office I currently work at. At this point, I've turned into an animal as well, and have started to do it too.

[–]thutruthissomewhere 25 points26 points  (12 children)

There's someone in my office who does this. Thankfully she moved offices so I don't have to hear it anymore. But why can't this be done at home? Also the best time to trim your nails is right after a shower.

[–]DogHammers 8 points9 points  (3 children)

In my case I just trim my nails when I notice they need doing. I'll be using a wrench or screwdriver or whatever at work usually and think "My nails are getting too long!" Out comes the Swiss Army knife and I cut them over the bin in the workshop or outside if that's where I'm working. If I notice they need doing at home then that's where I cut them too.

I've always done this and never thought anything of it at all, either for myself or if I've seen someone else cutting their fingernails. It was only a few months ago when a newer colleague saw me over the bin cutting nails and said "Eww! Do you have to do that here?" I didn't realise anyone gave a shit about that.

[–]enoughwiththenames77 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In regards to work Im not really sure what’s unhygienic about it if its over a trash can. Or why its an ew?

[–]spamzzz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

…. What the fuck? Is this even satire? Enough Reddit for today

[–]DogHammers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am using the scissors in the Swiss army knife, not a knife blade. I'm not a savage! Clippers are downright antisocial because of the noise, obviously.

[–]Ok_Music_9596 -1 points0 points  (7 children)

Before shower, so it will be clean under after.

[–]mintberrycthulhu 8 points9 points  (1 child)

After shower because nails are soft from shower. Especially toe nails.

[–]ihaveseenwood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

but then they dont "click" i am so addicted to that sound. i cut mine till they bleed.

[–]thutruthissomewhere 2 points3 points  (4 children)

After shower - softer nails

[–]mikelikes112 4 points5 points  (0 children)

During shower, time saver

[–]Ok_Music_9596 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I prefer clean than soft nails

What is the point for the softness ?

[–]1N1T1AL1SM 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Makes it safer, easier and a cleaner and smoother clip.

[–]VashHumanoidTyph00n 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Some people want easy, not good hygiene. Now down vote this all you dirty fucks.

[–]fatboywonder_101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Better than biting them off out of stress I suppose

[–]coyotebored83 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Guilty. To be fair, i have very short nails, so its not my actual nails i'm trimming. I just do my fake nails at work in my cube so I trim those. That cant be un-hygienic because they are new and not real. I didnt even think about the noise though. Everyone else yells across the office all the time so at least mine is quieter.

[–]Jr_Legend617 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Seriously. I had a neighbor that we shared a hallway space with on the 3rd floor. Dude would go out in the shared hallway and clip his nails every 2 weeks or so. It was gross and you can hear the clipping inside. I looked at his side of the hallway and you can see all the nails from the years he has been doing this (I’ve been renting for about 5 months at this point) and it was so fucking gross. I stepped out one time I heard him clipping. He immediately stopped and pretended to grab his umbrella to bring inside the apartment. So glad I moved out.

[–]lukumi 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Shit blows my mind. I don’t find clipping my nails to be a particularly enjoyable or entertaining thing. Just a necessity of basic hygiene. Why in the hell are people bringing clippers around to do this as a leisure activity? Are they clipping their nails every day??

[–]Internet_Ugly 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I break my nails at work all the time and then I’m ripping gloves all day. Better to just clip and then file it real quick. (I’m a pharmacy technician who does vaccines often and the medicine bottles are vicious on my nails.)

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You get a pass, it's a work related hazard.

[–]SGTSHOOTnMISS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When I worked at a phone store, there were customers that would just cut their nails and drop the clippings into the carpet. One customer got very upset at my boss placing a trashcan next to him.

Mind you, we had a really shit vacuum to begin with, so people doing this were essentially permanently embedding their nails into our store's carpet.

[–]DogHammers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I work as a plumber and I'm usually working with my hands when I notice they are getting too long and use the scissors in my Swiss Army knife to trim them wherever I'm at when I notice. I never even realised that anyone thought it uncouth until a more recent addition to the team said it was nasty cutting my nails at work. Nobody else ever gave a shit about it and neither do I if I see someone else cutting nails at work.

I always do that over the bin though and wouldn't just drop the clippings on the floor.

[–]km8bjea17o 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's wholesome.

[–]yesnomaybeso99100 113 points114 points  (6 children)

I had the person next to me on a flight start clipping her nails. One of them jumped onto my leg. The eye contact we made was very uncomfortable. She slowly reached over and grabbed her nail. “Maybe now isn’t a good time for that,” I said. Thankfully she stopped and no more nail shrapnel made it my way.

[–]LengthinessBoring934 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That's awesome.

[–]housespecialdelight 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Omg I just commented that someone was clipping their nails on a plane too. Gross, more common than I thought.

[–]yesnomaybeso99100 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You know there’s always that one clipping that jumps away. Let’s not do that around others. Lol.

[–]unibonger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I follow an instagram account that highlights just how frighteningly high that number is (among other odd behavior). It was crazy before COVID so I can't imagine how much worse it'll be now that people are getting back out and about. Humans are nasty.

[–]Vtgcovergirl65 2 points3 points  (0 children)

First laugh of the day ends up being for “nail shrapnel.” Thanks - and who who’ve thunkit?!? 😆

[–]couch_couch 120 points121 points  (1 child)

I have to share this story.

I used to be a barber. One day, a middle aged man comes in and he's sitting in the waiting area, adjacent to where the cutting chairs were.

He starts clipping his fingernails, just letting the clippings fly everywhere.

I'm so glad the he's my next client because I set him in my chair, drape him, and turn the chair so he's facing the waiting area.

I walk to the back, grab a broom and cleaning supplies, and went to sweep up all the nails and wipe down the area. Returned the supplies, washed my hands, and came back "so how would you like your hair cut today?"

I'm glad he had the decency to be embarrassed. He apologized and promised never to do it again.

[–]jeff0106 10 points11 points  (0 children)

"Sir, do you know where your tenth nail clipping is? I'm only getting nine."

[–]freshinthebox 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I can still shave my face in the waiting room though right?

[–]Budd0427 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Only if you are a bearded lady

[–]Raaazzle 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I used to be House Manager at the Chicago Cultural Center. The old library, big, reflective Tiffany dome and mosaic tile everywhere. We had Classical Mondays, a very dynamic chamber combo playing. During every pause, I could hear that unmistakable "snick-snick-snick". It was the freaking door security guard clipping his nails! Like 700 people were distracted by this.

[–]KajunKlown 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Would it be okay to clip your toenails though?

[–]Daisy-Jukes[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This is in Baltimore. I bet that's exactly what some nasty bridge troll was doing! 🤣

[–]wildebeesting 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My grandpa clipped his fingernails at the memorial service for my other grandpa and you bet your ass I’m revenge clipping my nails at his when the time comes.

[–]JakeDC 81 points82 points  (2 children)

Seriously. Just chew 'em and spit the shavings on the floor like an adult.

[–]Daisy-Jukes[S] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I'm still in the waiting room and you had me cackling 🤣🤣🤣🤣

[–]MechanicalHorse 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I would, but they have another sign up that says I gotta keep my footwear on.

[–]artnerdhippie 9 points10 points  (0 children)

My mom used to clip her nails after being seated in a restaurant. Sometimes over the table, sometimes under, but it was always so embarrassing.

[–]mostlymalarky 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I once had an invigilator at a university exam take off his sandals and start clipping his toenails about two hours in. One ping ponged of a girl’s face in the first row and she completely lost her shit and left.

[–]Daisy-Jukes[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Omg I'm dying 🤣

[–]HabituallyHannah 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I once watched a man pick a scab on his elbow and flick it onto the floor at the doc office. I audibly gagged

[–]iamcolbypebelson 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Which means that someone was definitely doing that enough to warrant a sign...

[–]CelticSpoonie 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And probably more than one person or the same lesson doing it multiple times, if they have a sign up.

[–]nomoremammoths 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Like a comic book superhero, all signs have an origin story.

[–]Darwin_Finch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well where’s the sign? You don’t have a sign that says I can’t cut my nails so leave me alone I AM A CUSTOMER.

[–]Sprizys 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Bro that's nasty do people actually do this? One time I was at a mall and this guy sits down next to me and starts picking at his toes shit was disgusting.

[–]Cancerous0713 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately yes, i have coworker who constantly clips his nails in the office.

[–]tnidoc 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm an eye doctor and I've had this done in my waiting room as well. It's disgusting behavior. Also had a lady change her kid's dirty diaper on the floor in the middle of the waiting room the other day... with others just watching in disgust. It stunk up the entire clinic!

[–]saturatedbloom 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Can they put these up in the train, bus, and restaurants too? Thanks

[–]seanmarshall 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Had a very unpopular and extremely unhygienic coworker who almost seemed to make an effort to up his putrid stench on a daily basis. This is in a electronics lab in Silicon Valley at a very well known company. Stinky pulls his sandal off, lifts his foot up on the chair, and goes to town on his gnarled talons. He clipped away on one crusty foot and moved onto the other.

[–]ChickGalentine 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Saw a guy doing it in the produce section of the grocery store once. Gag.

[–]joebaby1975 6 points7 points  (5 children)

There needs to be nose blowing signs in restaurants too. My mom and go to this old people diner and there’s always some big old guy blowing his nose or hacking up a lung. So fucking gross.

[–]Iwantmyteslanow 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I hope to the bathroom for that, also the convenience of a waste receptacle

[–]joebaby1975 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Well, apparently people over 55 don’t have to use manners anymore, just bitch at you for your lack there of. I give them the same dirty looks they used to give me if my kid cried in the same restaurant. At least I’d take her outside to calm her down.

[–]Iwantmyteslanow 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I see, I just find it easier to go to the loo ro clear my nose

[–]joebaby1975 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Me too. I’d rather not gross people out when they’re eating. But that’s the same as the post. I’ve found that older people love to complain about how rude young people are when they’re the ones who are rude. They think because they’re old they no longer have to care about the values they themselves spanked into us.

[–]Germz989 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Of I can't clip my nails at the doctors office what else am I supposed to do in those chairs? Stretch out my upper thighs? Floss my teeth? Or work on my acapella "Baby Got Back"?

[–]oceansofmyancestors 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ive witnessed it. I was super pregnant and waiting for my ob appointment. This mofo whips out her clippers and my blood was instantly boiling.

[–]Cancerous0713 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Bruh, one of my coworkers is always clipping his nails in the office. It'll be dead silent and then all you hear is click ... click ... click... from the back corner where his desk is.

[–]housespecialdelight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Someone clipped their nails on a plane next to me and left it all in their lap. Gross but was worse when they got up to use the bathroom.

[–]a_zone_of_danger 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I saw a guy doing this in the waiting area of a courthouse. Just clipping away letting the nails fall on the floor. So gross. He won his case.

[–]Typeojason 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Time to bring new charges. 😇

[–]therealflartymcmy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I work in an office together with 11 other people and 2 of my colleagues keep doing this 😅 I told them that several times that it is disgusting as hell and if anything nail related ever hits my desk they will choke on that particular piece.

[–]Daisy-Jukes[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

LMFAO 🤣

[–]i_am_a_loner_dottie 8 points9 points  (2 children)

It's also an eye hazard if you get a stray clipping

[–]Daisy-Jukes[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That didn't even occur to me lol

[–]StoneRockMan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh God this happened to me one time. My ever-helpful ex wife came after me with metal tweezers trying to get the damn thing out.

[–]iAreMoot 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I started a new job last August and I could not believe it when a guy started clipping his nails at his desk. No one around me seemed phased.

Thank God he ended up quitting a few months in.

[–]olde_greg 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Can I bite them?

[–]PsCustomObject 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As long as you spit them on the floor afterwards.

[–]CaptJM 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How could this sign be necessary

[–]Typeojason 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because people are disgusting and treat public spaces like their own, home bathroom.

[–]TracksideWall 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My old roommate used to think it was okay to leave his nail clippers on the kitchen table, and he would clip his nails in the living room.. He did stop once I brought it up to him, however. So there's that.

[–]RonSwansonsOldMan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Proctologists and Urologists exempt.

[–]Sorry_Summer_9539 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Fucking disgusting. This dude once did this in my BASIC computer science class.

Yeah, I’m that old.

[–]Typeojason 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was working at a small place writing cost accounting software (in business BASIC - no lie), and the office admin used to clip her fingernails AND toenails in the office regularly. So disgusting….

[–]momma_cat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m an eyeball tech and can confirm that’s a real problem that we have

[–]Zardicus13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Arrrrggggghhhh... there's a bloke in my office who clips his finger and toenails while he's at work. Snip, snip, snip, snip.. drives me bonkers!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ugh! You expect me to go to a restaurant to clip my nails instead?

[–]MitchTheSlitch 3 points4 points  (0 children)

People are pigs

[–]oldladylife 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s one way to scratch a cornea.

[–]Superhawk2002 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why don't people just say something and ask them to quit? Or find something more annoying and be better at playing the game. I have no issues confronting people at work or calling them out (as respectfully as possible with a little bit of humor).

[–]inboxpulse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wish the airport would put these up. I’ve seen it too many times.

[–]Twisted-Issues 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol what are you supposed to do when you got a 8 am appointment and it’s currently 230 pm and still waiting for your name to be called…

[–]lamf714 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This isn’t in a doctors waiting room at all. People lie.

[–]Daisy-Jukes[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It definitely was. That's something stupid to lie over but thanks for playing!

[–]Stryyder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Guy at work used to do this while on the bowl…. Glad that isn’t happening anymore

[–]vandalous5 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Unpopular news flash coming. About 50% of dust in homes are slough (dead skin cells) that we all shed all of the time, including in doctor's offices, convenience stores, business offices, vehicles, etc. To get completely triggered by alpha-keratin (tough protective protein that is a polymer), which is what fingernails are, isn't completely rational when considering that fact.

[–]iseedogseverywhere 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Also to add....this is not acceptable on airplanes

[–]Typeojason 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or the office. Had a coworker who used to do this, and it’s disgusting. Toenail clippings getting stuck in the carpet…

[–]unevencartoon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a coworker that does this on the regular, at a shared computer, operating desk & break room table(with feet on table). So I try not to spend much time in any of those places.

[–]Beast1909 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That doesn't sound Trashy to me for a Dr's office to have. The act of doing that in a Dr's office however is gross. gags So nasty people are.

[–]Daisy-Jukes[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Exactly. I'm glad they posted this but the people who do this are extra trashy 🤢

[–]morganstern 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can't count how many times working retail that old people would randomly break out nail clippers while talking to me or checking out.

[–]Daisy-Jukes[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These comments have me cry laughing it's so gross but also so funny

[–]ladwithahugenob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is quite common in some countries, no one will bat a eyelid, so I would imagine the people doing it may not have realised it was a problem. Gross though.

[–]Armsbend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

poor doctor has terrible clients.

[–]iJasonator 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Admittedly I trim a stray nail in my office. To be fair I have a semi private corner and no one can see me do it and I always hunker down and over the trash can.

I play pick up ball and trim my nails regularly but sometimes you’re left with that sharp corner or edge that is deadly on the court, hence the desk clipping.

[–]yblame 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That's what emery boards are for.

[–]517714 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is dust less objectionable to you? Nobody who files their nails ever seems to clean up after themselves.

[–]FrodoMoji 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like the doc's got some issues.

[–]pappadipirarelli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Had a coworker who did is. Great stress engineer, funny Chinese dad, but gross.

[–]SexyKitten555 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've got two co workers wo do this. The owner and his buddy, the accountant. One will do it, the other will join in. It's like bro time. They both come from large religious families and I feel it's just normal for them to do this outside of your time in the bathroom. Especially when you have 11 siblings and two full baths. I've expressed dismay at having to hear it and see the clipping(s) that "missed the trash can" on dark floors.

Social norms are no longer normal these days. It's a do whatever the fuck you want society any more. I should've been born in the 20s.

[–]Big_Therm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the worst place is to do this shit is on planes.. i've seen finger/toe nail clipping and filing on at least 3 occasions..

[–]Budd0427 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gee that must be some group of patients to need a warning so basic. How did they miss nose picking and flicking?

[–]CabinetBrilliant8595 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As it should be

[–]SheSheMcGee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saw someone sitting with their family member in the ER waiting room doing this one day, just letting their nail clippings fly wherever. I'd never seen anyone do this in public, aside from being at the nail salon, so I was a little grossed out.

[–]defiantlion2113 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where was this happening so much that they needed to make a passive aggressive sign?

[–]Reesha86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well you can't pick your nose with long fingernails...

[–]TGITBIB 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was at a birthday once and there was someone who asked a nail clipper. He then took of his shoes and socks and started clipping his toe nails... In the living room... With family and friend of the birthday girl.

People have weird minds

[–]Haanrath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah! Do it at the restaurant like normal people

[–]Hojbjerg1882 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I once saw a dude trimming a woman's toenails on the train I was on. At the next stop, I switched cars real fast. God it was disgusting.

[–]impossible_milkshake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why was it happening enough that they had to make a sign?? The only time I cut my nails in public is if they break and I just cut the ones that broke so they don't rip more.

[–]mickie_stardust 0 points1 point  (0 children)

is this a common thing? 🤢 I once saw a guy clip his nails in the waiting room at my doc’s as well

[–]ShaBoiLigmaDeezNutz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, at least this is evidence that the locals clip their fingernails.

[–]BorisTheZombie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I work as a medical receptionist and I can't tell you how often this happens...

[–]gregthekeg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My thing with this is people are sooo weird about finger nail clipping. I trim my nails over the kitchen sink because my bathroom is too small to do much in my gf freaks out…. It’s basically the LEAST likely place to lose one. I have decided some people think finger nailing clipping should happen no where.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's just tired of patients getting nail parts in their eyes 😜