I’ve been growing my nails longer recently. Here are some things that happen when you do that.
Scooping things with your fingertips gets a bit difficult
You make yourself bleed
Itching the inner corner of your eye becomes very precarious. Scratching the inside of your nose will get you a nosebleed. I once gave myself a fairly gnarly eyebrow cut in the middle of the night because my fingers went astray while I was trying to pineapple-up my hair in bed. Prepare to bleed.
You find yourself tapping them on any available surface
Pressing buttons with the very ends of your fingers becomes a thing of the past
They snag on anything and everything
There’s ALWAYS stuff under your nails!
Annoying cuticles seem to grow underneath the nails too, from the hyponychium. All the flaky bollocks is much more noticeable when your nails are longer.
You break them
Sometimes, despite use of nail saver patches and other emergency fixes, a split can keep spreading across the nail and eventually it’ll be too big of a break to keep. And then you have an individual short nail.
Your hobbies change
You might need to invest in an open-sided thimble if you like sewing. Whatever it is you like to do, you have to be a lot more careful with longer nails.