Extremely Bad Advice: People Clipping Their Nails In Public Are Absolutely Disgusting And Need To Be Told This Forever And Ever
I work in an office environment with low cubicle walls. It bothers me when people start clipping their ﬁngernails while I am trying to work. I can’t see them doing it but I can hear the plick-plick-plick sounds all around me, and it grosses me out. What if one of those clippings flies over the wall and hits me in the eye, or god forbid, lands in my coffee? Am I crazy for being so hung up on such a thing? Is there a firm, yet politically correct way I can get my colleagues to stop?
STEP ONE If you’re crazy then I’m the Joker. Clipping your nails in the office, on the bus, in the park, in Parliament, anywhere that isn’t your washroom, really, is flat out disgusting. Frankly, removing anything attached to your body in public is wrong. I don’t shave in a movie theatre or peel sunburnt skin while grocery shopping and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in that. Now, could one of your co-worker’s clippings fly into your WORLD’S MOST APPROPRIATE EMPLOYEE mug? According to my math there’s a .0002% chance of that. But, also according to my math, there’s a 100% chance that .0002% is still too high of a probability when it comes to filthy bits of germ-covered, dead, flattened cells being chopped off of co-workers in your vicinity. You are very, very right in this instance.