Image via Instagram (@jessjrowe).
But while might own up to them privately most of us would never admit to them publicly – which is exactly what Jessica Rowe has just done. On national TV, no less.
“I like to pick my toenails. It drives my husband mad. I pick them and I chew them,” the Daily Mail reports her as saying. (Post continues after gallery.)
Like most of us, it’s a habit she’s tried, failed, and tried again to break by getting regular pedicures.
“Well, I know it’s bad and then what I do, is when I go and get a pedicure, when I think I need to change my habits, make my toes look nice and then I’ll stop doing it for a while,” she said.
Is it gross? Kind of. Are most of us guilty of doing the same thing or something similar? Most definitely. Should we take a leaf out of Rowe’s loud and proud approach? Hell yes.
Firstly, when you think about it nails are nails. While health experts probably don’t recommend introducing nail clippings into your daily diet, there are plenty of people who nibble at the finger nails in public, so who are we to judge Rowe for her habit?
Secondly, it’s a good reminder of the need to embrace who we are wholeheartedly – warts and all. Our gross habits are just part of who we are and absolutely everyone has them.