|I love my job....
||[Jul. 20th, 2005|12:47 am]
I only ask because today was the second time this has come up in as many months:
Clipping your fingernails whilst seated at a table in the Public Library:
For the record, we usually ask people to stop, or to do it in the bathroom. The first guy I ever saw doing this seemed mystified that anyone might consider this action done in public rude, unsanitary and/or inappropriate.
And more than once, by a different person each time.
I was looking at a desk in a thrift store with a friend the other day, and she was running her fingers along the edge of it when she shrieked.
There was a tiny pile of fingernail clippings and she had dragged her fingers through it.
Who on earth goes into a thrift store and sits down on the merchandise to clip their fingernails?
I guess they should go do it at the library like the other freaks.
I sooooooooooo wish I'd clicked "Sure, why not?" now. Dang!
We had a guy last week who didn't understand why viewing porn on the public computers was unacceptable.
He wasn't especially creepy about it, he just didn't get it. *boggle*
We do let people look at porn if it's for a valid research purpose—this is a university, after all. But even then, we ask them to show some common courtesy and, y'know, let us arrange for them to do it in a place that random people walking by aren't freaked out.
We once had a guy who asked for a private room with a computer terminal so he could view his porn. Not a student, just a regular guy. Who was surprised when we said, no, actually, we don't allow porn viewing in the library...
The public library where I live has a certain kind of polarised screens that can only be clearly seen within a certain angle of the (flat) screen. then it also has signs on every screen that say "Please be considerate when looking at material that may offend others" . . .
If they are clean fingers and the person disposes of the clippings, I don't see anything wrong or offensive about it. Now I wouldn't want to stick some stranger's fingernails in my mouth to maybe pick something out of my teeth, THAT would be gross. But fingernail clipping wouldn't even make me look twice.
Hell, I'm sure you've seen worse things at Burning Man!
I'm rather in agreement on this. I carry my pocket knife with me and clip a fingernail off anytime it manages to snag on something, which seems to happen often. This might be because I never sit down and cut ALL of my nails - just wait until each one breaks and cut it then.