Wednesday Whine Session: Nail Hygiene in the Office
Everyone has their share of phobias, whether it is tight spaces, spiders, or heights.
One of mine just happens to be nail hygiene in the office. It’s a losing battle considering that there always seems to be that one employee who clips nails as if it’s their favorite past-time. Just the thought of nail clippings flying from cubicle to cubicle makes me nauseous.
The other day, I was writing an email and I heard the sound. That distinct clipping sound you do not expect, nor want to hear at the office. I took a closer look, and low and behold was a nasty coworker ducked down in his cubicle clipping his finger nails.
I don’t go to work to make enemies, so it only made sense to walk away. In the future I think I might leave an anonymous note (very easy, very passive-aggressive). Of course the fun and creative resolution would be to toss up a football and have Kimbo Slice crash through his cubicle wall with a neck-breaking tackle. Click here for the Youtube link.
This however will most likely get you the boot, and even a possibility of jail time. I digress.
How often does this happen in the workplace? There’s nothing in my employee handbook on the subject. A quick Google search found very little information on the subject, leaving me with only a few others ranting about their disgust of office nail clipping.
If you feel like you ARE this employee, do us all a favor and stop the clipping – the office will appreciate it more than you think.