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Old 07-03-2007, 03:47 PM   #11
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LOL Larudden, your husband sounds just like mine! Picking his toenails drives me bonkers. Just that little click click sound and I want to scream, then he has to flick his toenails at me and laugh like it's the funniest thing in the world. Hahah! I love him but man that's gross. But at least he's not as limber as he used to be when he would BITE his toenails.

He too works on his car or motorcycle but he got tired of having to scrub his hands and nails afterwards. So he wears disposable nitrile gloves now when he's playing mechanic. He keeps his fingernails pretty darn clean and is always picking at them with his pocketknife. See why I think he should get a pedicure? Heck, maybe even a manicure!
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:52 PM   #12
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My husband is a firefighter and he loves pedicures. So do several of his friends. We go all the time to get pedicures together
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:10 PM   #13
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My dad has never gotten a pedicure. He is very shy about his feet because when he did weightlifting in college (he is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1977 Intermural Weightlifting Champion--a fact which he still brags about today) he dropped a weight on his big toes and his nails have never been quite right since . Therefore he probably won't let anybody near his feet.

I'm sure that most guys don't do it because they see it as a girl thing. Or they just don't care--if you don't wear open toed shoes or sandals, why bother?

On the other hand, neither my mom nor I have ever had a pedicure. And I don't think I will ever have one--my feet are so sensitive and ticklish that I'd probably kick the poor person working on them.

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Old 07-03-2007, 06:13 PM   #14
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Nah, I don't think that's for me. Most of us guys just don't care enough about such things to go to the bother.
Your handknit socks would thank you. They'd feel softer against your skin and they wouldn't snag. I'm just sayin'.

My SO has no desire to get one either, and I'm certain he'd enjoy the experience and the benefits because he's otherwise very well groomed. His resistance to my request to go with me is lowering, so someday...
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:12 PM   #15
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Nah, I don't think that's for me. Most of us guys just don't care enough about such things to go to the bother.
But I bet the woman/en in your life wish you did care enough.....
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:15 PM   #16
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some women do NOT appreciate men intruding into their environment
I tend to dislike straight men coming into "women's environments" when they act like they are the "authorities" in that area. Gay men don't bother me at all and generally I like to get their opinions on color, style and such as all my taste is in my mouth.
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:22 PM   #17
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I tend to dislike straight men coming into "women's environments" when they act like they are the "authorities" in that area. Gay men don't bother me at all and generally I like to get their opinions on color, style and such as all my taste is in my mouth.

So in your mind straight guys couldn't possible know about such things? Hmmm, my past girlfriends would disagree.
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My uncle- the biggest sexist oinker on the east side of the mississippi - takes his twin daughters every week and they all get a pedicure.
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:08 AM   #19
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I give my hubby a pedicure every month. I don't get them myself for 3 reasons.

1; I hate feet, (but love my hubby and he loves having his feet done)

2; I hate anyone touching my feet.

3; I have no toenails. (Honest, I have such cold feet due to bad circulation. My toenails came off when I was a teenager and have never grown back. I just have nail beds)


My hubby absolutely loves having his feet done. I put a nail strengthening product on his nails too.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:43 AM   #20
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So in your mind straight guys couldn't possible know about such things? Hmmm, my past girlfriends would disagree.
Nope, it's the attitude of the man. He steps into the area and lets everyone know he's there, he's a man and he knows all the answers. It's more the need to be acknowledged as lord and master that irritates me. If a person is an expert or just knowledgeable that's great but to announce it and expect special acknowledgement because of gender....

There are many men who are masters in the fiber world and most of them, like yourself, offer information without insisting that because they are male the automatically know these things.
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