Remember the little dude in Austin Powers who puts his little finger to his mouth and says, 'one miiiiillion dollars...'? Well imagine if he'd had a finger nail such as this one. It would have made the million dollars seem that much more of a big number, non?
This long-nail-on-pinky-finger thing is very popular among older men in Lebanon. I always thought it was for opening raw almonds but I was informed this weekend, after yet another close (gross) encounter, that it's actually an ear-cleaning device.
Greek sista managed to capture this shot on the bus after I made a big deal about how nice this guy's ring was so that he'd show it to my friend. 'Oh, yes!' she exclaimed, stifling a giggle at the third stalagmite fingernail she'd seen since landing, 'I have to get a photo of your beautiful ring.'
He jumped off the bus proud of his sterling accessory, wiggling his finger in his ear in excitement.