I don’t know about you, but when I’m reading a good book, I don’t want to put it down even while getting dressed in the morning. Which is how I ended up pulling on pants while standing way too close to my bathroom cabinets, kicked one, and managed to do this:
The splits went straight back, which on the one hand, yay – despite the bleeding, no actual pieces of nail detached. On the other hand, that is a recipe for yanking them off later, when the split bit gets caught on sock, shoe, sheets, or any number of other objects I manage to whack into because I’m reading instead of paying attention. So off I went to the pharmacy, where I discovered you can in fact, buy a nail repair kit for $12. It contains cyanoacrylate, which, when called “Superglue” instead of “Fancy Nail Repair Kit,” costs quite a bit less.
We didn’t have any superglue at home, but we did have some 5 minute epoxy. Combine that with a tiny little lattice cut from cheesecloth, and there is no longer any danger of further toe-related damage. At least on that foot. Unless my book is really, really good…
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