Monday, November 17, 2008

Cut those things

I don't know about you, but I don't think a guy should have long fingernails, especially when they scratch the skin off your hands when you get some paper from them. That was the case this afternoon when I noticed one of my students' fingernails were nearly as long, if not longer than some of the girls! He handed in his pop quiz and nearly scratched the skin off my hand.

Now, I'm not the most qualified person to talk about hygeine and whtnot. I've gone long periods of time without a haircut or cutting my own nails, but I never let them get to this point. I'm not sure if its laziness or some sort of style that I don't know about, but it just seems rather stupid and makes him look like he has no home life (for lack of a better term).

Ugh! I wanted to say, go cut those things, but I couldn't. Oh well. So, what do you think? Do you like long fingernails on a guy? Should I have said something more to him about his nails?


Nicole said...

Chuckle--had to laugh at that one... :)

Mommyto2 said...

Yeah, that kinda creeps me out too. I don't like long hair on guys either, though.

Carol said...

Something like "Dude! Those things are lethal!" would be a way to point out the uh. . . problem in a way that adds humor without putting him on the defensive. Maybe he's not experienced enough with long nails to know how to function with them without killing someone.

Personally, I don't think long nails are becoming on men, either. Our culture seems to promote a lot of things I don't think are at all becoming, but what's an old fuddy-duddy like me to do?

Angelika said...


I told one guy that I do not date men with hair or fingernails longer than mine!

It's very "metro", LOL.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Well, no I don't care for long fingernails on a guy unless they are a nice shade of red. Just saying. Bwahahahahaha. I wouldn't have said anything either. Why? It probably wouldn't have done a bit of good. :)

PJ said...

nope, don't like long fingernails on a guy.