The next day, however, I discovered that this length was not appropriate for my lifestyle! First of all, typing became a challenge! My fingers no longer fit on the keys and I kept hitting more than one key at a time. I couldn't text on my cell phone at all and I couldn't get the flat magnets off my white board at school! Ridiculous! "People do this all the time" I kept telling myself, "you'll get used to it." But texting and typing remained a frustrating act, demanding too much time and concentration and magnet removing became a task I assigned to students. Today, Sunday, almost a week later, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Certainly, the thought of calling the salon and asking them to file down the nails had crossed my mind, but so did the thought of sitting still in a chair while someone meticulously filed down these gel nails. I had a perfectly capable set of nail clippers in my make up bag. I grabbed them and began snipping away at the tips of the fake nails. That gel is hard!!! I'd chip off a piece and it would go flying, at one point I thought I should go get some safety glasses. Instead I just looked away and cut off the nails on all of my fingers. I am not much of a filer, that is way too precise and it takes too long. This was a quick, painless, process that created a much more reasonable nail on the end of each fingertip. Each fingertip except my right thumb. The nail on that thumb was way to thick and I didn't have the strength in my left hand to snip it off. When Maria came over today, I asked her to please help me trim my thumb nail. Maria didn't even blink an eye at this strange request (she has been hanging out with me long enough not to be phased by my eccentricities.) We walked over to the sink and she clipped my nail as we both turned away so as to avoid the flying chips of gel. She agreed the length was much more suited to me and then she reminded me I needed to file them so that they looked shaped. We both smiled and changed the subject. We both know that that will never happen. I dont' have the patience,nor the co-ordination to make that happen. From a distance these nails still look pretty damn good and that is good enough for me!
If Marty didnt' have the camera with him in Red Deer, I would take a photo of my man hands turned feminine but until I can, you will just have to use your imagination! :)