Letters to the Subway – Episode Three

Dear lady,
Sweet mother of god on toast.
I am as much a champion of hygiene as the next homo. Really. Cleanliness, godliness, that whole thing.
However, I’m also a good southern boy and we believe in propriety, as in not doing inappropriate things in public.
Like clipping your fingernails on the train.
I mean, kudos for being inventive enough to carry a clipper around on your keychain; after all, kerotin grows at alarming rates! You could leave home with stubby tips and go home with werewolf claws!
Still, I can’t help but think you didn’t think things through here. A.) it’s gross. B.) you chose to dump your “clippings” on the floor. I realize the subway cars are dirty but come on now! C.) it’s gross.
In the future, I’d suggest that, should you need to multitask nail clipping//nosehair trimming/eyebrow plucking in the future, try doing it while performing chores of a more private nature.
In private. Thanks.

Episode One
Episode Two

5 Comments so far

  1. KipEsquire (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

    Many people are totally OCD about nail trimming and simply must do it non-stop, including on the subway. I’ve seen it many times.

    And yes, I once saw toenail clipping on the subway too. =/

  2. Kathleen (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

    I saw a lady clipping her fingernails while she was buying some lotto tickets at the corner bodega yesterday. Maybe it was the same lady.

  3. J$ (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

    i once saw an old lady tweezing hairs from her chin…luckily i was not on my way to dinner

  4. Billy (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

    Last summer I sat next to a woman who started clipping her toenails. And then dumped them on the floor of the subway. All I can say is there needs to be proper Subway Etiquette posted someway, dammit.

  5. Eric (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 11:00 pm

    I can deal with a lot of things…but toenail clipping and brushing them onto the floor? On a subway? This lady needed to be spanked and I don’t mean that in a Skinemax way.

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