A couple weeks ago, while I was at the Doc-In-A-Box, waiting to be diagnosed with "viral syndrome" (what you get when you get the flu after having a flu shot), my vitals and history were taken by a very nice LPN with NAILS.
Now, nails on women bug me. Nails on men are worse. Dirty, too-long nails on men are the absolute worst of all, but long nails are almost as bad. This poor guy had long, broken, filthy nails.
I dunno--maybe he worked on cars in his spare time. I know that after I've gardened or pulled up bushes or worked on the Honda, my nails are a sight--but I scrub the everloving hell out of them prior to going to work, and have been known to use white nail polish in moderation so I don't scare my patients.
Most importantly, my nails are short. I do not keep my fingernails long so they click when I play the piano. As the firefighter from Islington observed, "You keep your hair short. You keep your nails short. Not terribly feminine, are you?" No, not really; but I'm clean.
Please, guys--and this includes two guys in particular with whom I work--keep those nails trimmed. Unless you're a professional classical guitarist, there's really no excuse.
And gals--don't get me started on the acrylics, okay? We've been over acrylics, too-tight scrub tops and visible whale tails/tramp stamps before.
Thank you. I have to go back to work again tomorrow, and I'd really like to see this issue resolved by then.