Ladies and gentlemen, this is the face of toenail fungus.
That’s right. Toenail fungus can strike anyone, anywhere. It is no respecter of persons or their hygiene or their taste in shoes.
Again, this is the face of toenail fungus.
Silent shame. Closed-toe shoes. It’s the source of much ridicule in its victim’s life, not to mention endless fodder for the Vietnamese pedicurists at the nail salon.
This, THIS, is the face of toenail fungus.
And also the face of someone with a problematic, oily T-zone. But we’re not talking about that. We’re talking about toenail fungus. And the face of toenail fungus. Remember? This is the face of toenail fungus.
Well, not that face. The face behind that other face is the face of toenail fungus.
It seems that nobody is taking toenail fungus seriously these days. That’s why I feel so strongly about putting a face to this embarrassing epidemic.
Look closely. I am your sister. Your brother. Your mother-in-law. Your landlord. Your garbage man. Your coworker. Your accountant.
Excuse me, this is very serious.
Just because we have thick, yellow nails does not mean that we have thick, yellow skin. So be kind.
And don’t interrupt important, dramatic, black-and-white public service announcements. It takes away from the message.
Remember the message?
That THIS is the face of toenail fungus.
See the hopelessness and despair? It’s real.
And for its sufferers, it often feels like everyone around you is enjoying a carefree life filled with flip-flops and peep-toe stilettos. And…..toy guns.
Is anybody listening?
I give up.
Brought to you by the American Association of Toenail Fungus Victim Support Group and Bunko Club.