Today I visited the hospital to have my thumb checked out.
Just a short wait and the nurse called me in to see the consultant.
He asked if he could look at my hand and compared the left thumb with the right one. Asked if there was any pain and declared that there’s no sign of infection and that the nail will re-grow.
“I noticed that your nails are quite long. Do you always keep them like that?” he asked.
“Yes, they are pretty long, and yes pretty much always.”
“Do you mind if I ask why?”
“No, not at all. It’s just that I’m a transvestite and I like them that way.”
“Ah. Ok.” says he and the nurse nods.
The nice thing these days, compared with not so long ago, it doesn’t bother anyone at all.