Post # 1
This afternoon while DH was out, I was in our bedroom and noticed part of a woman’s fake fingernail on the carpet. I have gel nails so at first I thought one of mine had snapped off. But when I picked it up and looked closer, I realized it is not mine because it has a candy cane design on it and I don’t have that kind.
I also noticed that it appears to be one of those cheap stick-on nails from the store, because it has glue all over the back of it.
I can only think of two or three reasons why a woman’s fingernail would be in our bedroom but I want to know what you guys think.
Here are some facts:
- The back of the nail is really dirty, as if it had been on the ground outside.
- Our house is on a very busy street and there is a lot of foot traffic and strangers passing by throughout the day.
- The glue on the nail is very sticky — it’s possible it could have been stuck to my shoe or DH’s shoe if we tracked it in from outside, however….
- DH and I rarely wear our shoes into the house — we leave them by the door and go barefoot in the house — to keep the carpets clean. In other words we almost never, ever, ever wear our shoes in the bedroom.
- We never have visitors or guests here. Our family lives far away and when we get together with friends, we meet them out and don’t have them over to our house.
- I thoroughly vacuumed the entire house last week and I didn’t notice it at that time.
DH is middle-aged, highly educated and professional; and this fingernail looks like it was either worn by a teen-ager (or a cheap prostitute? Gulp!).
Now here is the context/background on our relationship. We’ve been very happily married for a year now. I’ve never been more in love and DH spoils me rotten and treats me like a queen. he constantly tells me he love me and thinks I’m beautiful. We have a great sex life. We never fight. We have a lot of fun and tell each other often how much we appreciate each other. I have been cheated on in previous relationships and DH has gone out of his way to reassure me that he is true blue, does not believe in cheating, and he has helped me overcome my demons and learn to trust again.
So, given all that… what would you think and what would you do? For reference here are photos of the nail fragment:
Post # 4
Gross!!! OMG that definitely looks like it came from outside. Considering there’s glue on it, it could have gotten stuck to a number of things — not just a shoe!
Post # 5
@anonymrs123: Hmm. That does look really dirty and REALLY childish. Normally I would be skeptical, but I do think in this case it must have gotten tracked into the house.
Post # 6
It actually looks more like a false toenail!
Post # 7
That’s sick!! Definately looks like garbage from outside. Sounds like you and DH have a great relationship. I wouldn’t worry.
Post # 8
From the looks of it I would guess it somehow came in from outside. I can’t imagine it popping off someone’s finger and accumulating that much dirt sitting on your carpet!
Post # 9
I say bring it up to DH like “look at this nasty nail I found in our bedroom!! How do you think it got in there??” But I totally agree that it sounds like nothing shady is going on. Could have been stuck on a pant leg!
Post # 10
That looks *very* childlike – my daughter received sets like this from my SO’s grandmother at Christmas and those suckers get stuck to EVERYTHING. We’ve found them all over, stuck to hems of pants, socks, scarves, etc. I think it’s very possible and likely that it came from outside. If it had fallen off someone’s nail in your bedroom, there’s no way it would be so dirty on the glue side (unless your house is terribly dirty, which given you were just vacuuming last week, I doubt).
Post # 11
That is really dirty – I’m going to go with tracked in. Even if it came in on the shoe and the shoes are left in the front, it could have made it’s way to another room. Do you have pets?? Or maybe when someone took their shoes off, they stepped on it and didn’t realize? Esp if you’re wearing socks. That’s also SO filthy, that I can’t imagine that it came in from a hand!
Post # 12
First of all…those pics are disgusting. Hahaha. Second of all, I would honestly just bring it up to him. NOT implying he was cheating. Just saying, “Babe, I’m a little worried. I found a finernail in our house. Do you think someone could have broken in? Or do you think it was on one of our shoes?”
It sounds like your marriage is happy and healthy. I wouldn’t read too much into this, sex-wise, but it does seem odd that it’d be there.
My advice is to bring it up to him ASAP. Don’t let your mind wander.
Post # 13
When I read the post I was thinking “That man is a liar!” but looking at that nail, unless a girl kept it for some reason in her dirty purse for months and it fell out, I’m thinking it was carried inside by a shoe or pants or something. It’s pretty dirty and gross.
Post # 14
@anonymrs123: ew! That fingernail is disgusting and I definitely don’t think he had someone in your bedroom and broke a nail off and it just happened to land on the floor and get that filthy in the process.
Its probably from outside your apt and is highly likely from Target or some other drugstore telling by the childlike design. I don’t know how or why but that’s definitely been around the dirty city and NOT a fresh encounter like a cheating session!
I would tell him you found it in your room and see his response.
I sense no foul play.
Post # 15
Ew! That thing looks nasty! I would bet it came in from outside…
If you want to be sure leave it somewhere your DH will def see it and see if he says anything about it… like ‘EW WTF? Where did this sick nail come from?’
Post # 16
my gut is that it was dragged in from the outside, stuck to shoe, stuck to sock, stuck to jacket or some other article of clothing…. it’s pretty dirty. It wouldn’t be that dirty if it happened to fall off in your clean bedroom.
But I still would confront him, and maybe it’ll just be highly amusing to the both of you and no big deal.