Agree or Disagree?

Conversation about manicures is proceeding. Mr. S declares himself out of his depth.ย 

Mrs. S: Some men get manicures.

Mr. S: Really?

Good4: Yeah, it makes their nails look nicer.

Bad4: But not with polish.

Good4: Clear polish. Uh huh.

Mr. S: I don’t know… it doesn’t seem manly.

Bad4: Well, a whole lot of things that are passed off as “manly” are just plain gross.

Mr. S: Yes, well, that’s the point of being manly. You get to gross out women.

16 thoughts on “Agree or Disagree?

  1. “I got a mani-pedi the day of my wedding. Ran into my future sister in law at the salon.”

    And apparently, so did she.


  2. My father in law gets manicures with my mother in law. He gets clear polish. My husband would agree with the grossing women out part.

  3. My brother, master of grossness, has beyond awful feet. When he takes off his shoes, it smells like something died. His wife dragged him to the salon and his feet were trimmed, shaved, scrubbed, and buffed. He would have definitely drawn the line at polish.

    Hear the roar of the metrosexual.

  4. Anon 99: ๐Ÿ˜› (and that tongue is all the way out, eyes are crossed, and ears are wiggling.)

    You know, once upon a time, no gentleman would travel without an emery board to keep his nails looking nice. Of course, that was in a land where there were gentlemen. This obsession with looking gross comes from an American pride in being working class. “Yeah I got grubby hands – well don’t I do real work for a livin’?”

  5. Personally, I find it so weird when I see frum guys from my community getting their nails done in the chair next to mine…
    But if you are so incompetent when it comes to personal hygiene or if you just have real grody nails, then at least don’t get the polish. please!

  6. What next, men- getting $75 hair cuts from “hair stylists!?” Puhleeeease.

    As mentioned above, you may be “so incompetent when it comes to personal hygiene.”

    MCP, did they wax you as well?

  7. I dunno- my own father gets his nails buffed (no polish) every once in a while. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Husband- would probably hit the roof. And Bad4- your comment- I agree with it exactly.

  8. LSD, nopes.

    Cheep, maybe they’re going to meet girls ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I actually have a friend who is in construction and has nasty hands all week, so he gets a manicure every friday so his hands will look normal for shabbos (and for his wife)

  9. “thatโ€™s the point of being manly. You get to gross out women”

    A family friend told my nephew: “Good job, now that is being a man!” when he was caught stuffing coleslaw into his mouth with both hands (no fork). Let’s just say that it’s cute in a two year old, but I would be somewhat disturbed if I saw this friend doing the same thing. On a date-I would run as fast as I could in the other direction!

  10. ืชื ื ื”ื ื•ื˜ืœ ืžืœื ืคื™ ื”ื–ื•ื’ ื—ื™ื™ื‘ ื•ื›ืžื” ืžืœื ืคื™ ื”ื–ื•ื’ ืืžืจ ืจื‘ ื™ื”ื•ื“ื” ืฉืชื™ื ื•ื”ืชื ื™ื ื•ืœืงืจื—ื” ืฉืชื™ื ืื™ืžื ื•ื›ืŸ ืœืงืจื—ื” ืฉืชื™ื ืชื ื™ื ื ืžื™ ื”ื›ื™ ื”ื ื•ื˜ืœ ืžืœื ืคื™ ื”ื–ื•ื’ ื‘ืฉื‘ืช ื—ื™ื™ื‘ ื•ื›ืžื” ืžืœื ืคื™ ื”ื–ื•ื’ ืฉืชื™ื ืจื‘ื™ ืืœื™ืขื–ืจ ืื•ืžืจ ืื—ืช ื•ืžื•ื“ื™ื ื—ื›ืžื™ื ืœืจ”ื ื‘ืžืœืงื˜ ืœื‘ื ื•ืช ืžืชื•ืš ืฉื—ื•ืจื•ืช ืฉืืคื™ืœื• ืื—ืช ื—ื™ื™ื‘ ื•ื“ื‘ืจ ื–ื” ืืฃ ื‘ื—ื•ืœ ืืกื•ืจ ืžืฉื•ื ืฉื ืืžืจ (ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ื›ื‘) ืœื ื™ืœื‘ืฉ ื’ื‘ืจ ืฉืžืœืช ืืฉื”
    (bShab 94b)

    why exactly is this not just as assur?

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