This is a rather mild rant, but as of this morning, I’ve had enough. It’s regarding my damn fingernails.
It seems everywhere I go, people seem to want to, without even asking, reach out and grab my hand and feel/look at my nails. Some even try to BEND my nails. They closely examine my nails, both top and underneath. I’ve even had a few start PICKING at my nails, which, I might add, does NOT last long! I usually scream now when the picking begins, and that backs 'em up real fast, usually with an apology.
I have long nails, but I don’t think they are any longer or any more special than someone with false nails. My nails are mine. I grow them well. I like them long and I take good care of them. I’ve never been to a manicurist in my entire life. I just have good, strong, long nails for some reason.
Many women tell me they hate me for it, as is what happened earlier this morning at my doctor appointment. The nurse grabbed my hands, checked out my nails, both top and underneath. Then, she walked out of the room, only to come back in a minute later, with another nurse AND THE OFFICE LADY, to show them my nails. They ALL told me that they hated me for having such long nails. Well, I told them that it wasn’t exactly a difficult thing to do. Just stop biting them and you’re halfway there. They didn’t seem to think that was the case. They asked each other, NOT ME, if they were REALLY real. I assured them that they WERE real. …and I was rather pissy at the time I told them, so they left very quickly.
People think they can just come up and check out my damn nails. WHY? Why do they DO this?! Are they THAT stupid? There have been women that were working the checkout lanes take my hand and look closely at my nails. A lady that works at my vet’s office has done it. One of the ladies at the freakin’ courthouse did it when I went in to pay the property taxes. Complete strangers walk right up to me, grab my hand and try to bend my nails! It happens in restaurants, malls, freakin’ amusement parks, even!
My Og! How STUPID can some people be? I don’t like being ‘touched’ in the first place. It squinks me out really bad, especially if I’m being touched by a total stranger! I have my own sense of personal space and these people are invading it. I do NOT like it. At. All.
I don’t know how to make them stop, other than hacking my nails off! It’s not like I keep them really long (As of right now. This may change VERY soon, as I am seriously contemplating hacking them off!). Each of my fingernails are, from cuticle to the end of the nail, 3/4" long. I’ve seen women with much longer nails. Does this happen to them, too? Maybe people feel that I’m just more approachable? Maybe I look like a circus freak that they have to come up and touch?
My husband is always shocked when it happens, as is my mother and several of my friends, as they have been with me when it has happened. My husband keeps expecting a phone call from me, calling to have him bail me out of jail for hitting someone because of it. They are in awe of the nerve that some people have.
I do believe the next sorry bitch (Only women do this. Never has a man done it.) that does it, is going to get a swift punch in nose. I don’t give a damn who she is or where we are at the time. I’m sick and tired of being nice about it.
I’ve had enough!