By nature, humans are “crazy” including me! Lol! There is something I have been noticing…now people will say it is a normal thing or justify it by saying that is a personal hygienic practice. Hmm…well it ought to be a personal hygienic practice; but then I think there is a limit to things we should do. Although it all boils down to different strokes for different folks!
Actually, I never thought I would write about something like this but it became so recurrent and prevalent that it caught my attention and I have to. The question now is, is this habit born out of laziness…? Let me go straight to the topic:
You know it is good to maintain a good personal hygienic routine. But at the same time I think we should exercise some level of boundaries and standards. Nowadays, I see that most people especially in the streets I see this happening. They have turned to these Hausa men to take care of their manicure and pedicure. Now, these people are just ordinary citizens. These Hausa men do the manicure and pedicure for these people and they pay them. BUT, I do not find it hygienic or a good thing. The question is, what it will take for someone to use the razor or nail clipper to cut their finger nails and toe nails? Why wait for someone else to come and do that for you. And the craziest thing is that you see them stretch out their hands or feet and the Hausa man does the pedicure and manicure innocently and attentively. It looks crazy to me.
Do not get me wrong. I love taking care of my body as well but not in this way. Even if I want to have manicure and pedicure; it should not be done by the street men. In fact, suffice to say that it is not even healthy. Going to a saloon is better than just stopping one Hausa man to come and cut your finger nails and toe nails for you. I was with someone some time ago and the person called a Hausa to come and caught his finger nails. In the process, the Hausa man was mistakenly cutting his flesh. How irritated I was!!
Another question, is how sanitized and sterilized are the equipments of these Hausa men used in manicure and pedicure? It is so sad that many people do not pay attention to their health. Forgetting that through these unhygienic health practices they are opening themselves up to contact infections and diseases.
One will say that I am trying to put those Hausa men out of business by condemning their work. I am not really condemning their work. What I am doing is a constructive criticism. In advanced countries of the world such unhygienic practices do not happen. The ideal thing is for these Hausa men to open up a saloon shop where people will come and patronize them. That way it would be more hygienic and better; but if you want to start analyzing that it boils down to our country we are living that is lope-sided and backward.
Do you use roadside manicure and pedicure to treat your finger nails and toe nails?