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Fingernail Courtesy

If you are going to Karate class on Monday, you should cut your fingernails (and toenails) on Sunday. If you cut your fingernails right before class, the edges will be sharp and you could scratch one of the other students.

This is an example of courtesy -- you should think ahead to help avoid injuring and inconveniencing others.

You should also make sure that your hands, feet and nails are clean. Dirt in your fingernails or toenails could cause an infection if you scratch someone. With flu being a global problem, keeping your hands and feet clean can also help to prevent the spread of disease.

If a student follows common courtesy with respect to his fingernails and toenails, he will probably also do so in other ways. The opposite is also probably true.


Charles C. Goodin