For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has asked us to pick a body part and talk about it. I’m going to talk about toes.
I’m not a fan of toes. They are my least favorite body parts. First of all, they have toenails that must be cut almost as often as fingernails must be cut. But toes, being at the very tip of your foot, which is at the end of your leg, are simply too far away to take a pair of clippers and to effectively trim their nails without being a contortionist.
And toenails are m also thicker and bigger than fingernails — at least mine are — meaning that a regular fingernail clipper will not suffice. You have to have a dedicated toenail clipper.
And then there is the unpleasant task of washing between your toes. Again, they’re hard to reach while standing in the shower, so I sort of ignore washing my toes. I just hope that enough soapy water runs down my legs when I’m showering that my toes get relatively cleaned.
And unlike my hands, on which I use soothing hand lotion once or twice a day, I don’t often use hand lotion on my feet. Hence, the skin between my toes tends to get dry and flaky.
I’ve asked my wife if she might consider clipping my toenails for me or at least slathering my toes in hand lotion every now and then to keep the skin between my toes from cracking. But she has told me in no uncertain terms that she wants to have nothing to do with my toes. She doesn’t want to touch my toes or even look at them.
The only good thing about toes is that they are far enough away from my nose that if they smell bad from having spent day after day being stuffed inside my shoes, I can’t smell them.
Did I mention that toes are funny looking?