April Fool’s Day and the Pandemic have cured me of nail biting/picking for 70 years. When I tell you the condition of my nails it is a wonder I don’t have a digit amputation. My Mother tortured, LOL , me with some of her remedies until she gave up. For Proms or special events I would wear 10 bandaids for a few weeks to be able have nails, I had therapy, many painful infections but it was useless till April 1st 2020. I have now stopped this horribly, disgusting, mind-fucking habit. Not until I entered medical sales did I have do something quick. Introduced to acrylics, I rushed to a nail salon. From there I went to gel-now I no longer need this because who knows, maybe a miracle. Whenever, I talk about acrylics it reminds me of the The Elvis stamp, when I was working in medical sales. Myself & Donna were going to there even though we both we both working. We meet at company & tell boss we have a presentation in Chelsea . Laughing all the way to the subway heading to the main NYC Post Office on 34th & 8th: we are going to the big celebration plus we can buy stamps/postcards & get stamps that post marked ELVIS STATION. Walk into the Post Office, I experienced what the Red Carpet walk was . Reporters, camera crews, Elvis impersonators, and lines everywhere for Elvis Swag. It was everything we hoped it would be and more.
Preparing for this extravaganza, I had my nails decorated with the Empire State Building and World Trade Center hoping I would get on TV. Yeah, not giving a hoot my boss would see me, Lol. Sure enough ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT interviewed me; Donna backed out. Boldly, I displayed my nails; camera close up takes in the nails & comments. “Why did you come here today,” he asks. My voice melting I said cause I love Elvis so much. Why, he says,” I love those swiveling hips& demonstrated LOL. Donna, her husband & I head off to celebrate and see what swag we each got & toast me for being on TV & then we made our plan for tomorrow in case someone says I saw you on TV. Sure enough, the boss told me he saw me on Entertainment Tonight. I vehemently denied it, my malarkey bamboozled him. We deserved Tony’s for how great we were. It was a moment.
First, I thought probably not engaging in my addiction was the wearing of an above the elbow splint for 2weeks & cast 4weeks. When all was off I am still not engaging in that horror show. I fell on April Fools & during Pandemic , I had a miracle or possibly it was because I did fall on Fools Day& this is my FU.Lol Now I have nails, and manicure them myself.