The clippers on the bus go ‘snip, snip, snip’

nail clipper

Matt Baume sends the above photo (we edited it slightly to protect the guilty), along with these words:

Thought this might make good fodder for a post. Maybe you’d want to mask his face before posting? Personally I’d leave it as is. Anyway, we can all agree: this person is gross.

Yes, we can agree with Matt here. But I’m sure nail-clipping on Muni has its ardent defenders. As always, we’d love to hear from all sides. But remember: Play nicely.


  • This is a never-ending epidemic! We Manner Ladies vented about this months ago and welcomed the camaraderie we encountered as a result. Repeat after us: nail clipping belongs at home.

  • Kelsey

    What’s “better” is the old women pulling the hairs from the moles on their face and neck.

  • Shameless

    I admit to public nail/hangnail clipping on occasion. Sometimes a nail breaks and I just have to cut it right then, no matter where I am, because I know it will hurt like Hell if it tears. Maybe this guy had a nail emergency???

    • Sure, it’s possible. And I don’t begrudge you for clipping in such emergencies. My beef is with these serial-trimmers. The ones who go to town and perform their version of a mobile manicure. Um, no? Stop that.

  • Val

    oh my god! one of my biggest MUNI pet peeves!! People have you no shame?! I find it really offensive and disgusting. One time some guy was clipping his nails on the J church and one of the clippings flew over across the isle-way and almost hit my foot. it was traumatic!

  • Chauncey

    What about the riders who think Muni is the place to floss their teeth? Makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

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