A Hollywood Moment

Guy clips his toenails in front of Rite-Aid

Observe the man in the middle of the picture.

He is clipping his toenails. In public, in front of Rite-Aid at Gower Gulch.

When I walked by him, I heard the distinctive *click-click-click* noise of someone cutting their nails. I turned to see him unabashedly clipping his toenails.

I got all the way across the street before I asked my lunchmate: Did you see that guy clipping his toenails?

My friend looked at me like I was crazy, so then turned around and pointed. The guy was still clipping. So I took a picture.

Am I the only one who thinks this is sick and wrong?

Photo taken by jozjozjoz

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13 Replies to “A Hollywood Moment”

  1. How is it any different than people picking their noses or adjusting their junk in their shorts? Crass but it goes on daily. Makes me laugh.

  2. I’m sure he just bought the clippers at Rite Aid and was too excited about them to make it all the way home before using them.

  3. Funny you wrote this post. I was at the Howard Hughes Center and saw two day laborers cutting their nail outside the Borders. I just wondered how they had two pairs of nail clipper and had decided to cut their nails at the same time. Weird.

  4. I was at the IHOP on Sunset near La Brea and at the next table a woman was plucking her eyebrows. Both clipping toenails and plucking eyebrows seem like activities reserved for the privacy of one’s own bathroom.

  5. That’s nothing. My friends saw a (homeless?) woman pleasure herself against a tree at the 3rd Street Promenade years ago.

  6. You beat me to it. Homeless masturbation trumps toenail clipping any day. I saw that once in broad daylight and it was the very first thing I thought of when I read this post.

  7. A couple years ago at Comic-Con in San Diego (with obviously a large number of socially inept people in attendance), I was sitting in a panel and the COUPLE sitting next to me were clipping their fingernails. Both of them. The guy and the girl, sharing the clippers. I guess it’s nice to know you’ve found your soulmate, but ew, fuckers. Ew.

  8. Agreed that some things just require privacy – especially activities (like nail clipping and hair removal) that leave – er, um – residue, which I guarantee none of these persons will be cleaning up.

    The homeless are a different story. Saying they’re homeless means everything they do is public.

  9. I work at a library, and one of our patrons was sitting at a table, clippin away. That particular noise drives me insane, I told him he wasn’t allowed to clip his nails in here. YUCK.

  10. A friend riding to work on a San Francisco bus, once observed an elderly Chinese man trimming his nose hairs with a pair giant scissors! She kept expecting him impale his nose every time the bus driver hit the breaks.

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