The time is running (toot, toot, toot), defense is tight. Dribbling around, player 24 was surrounded by a double team effort to block his probable three-point shot (toot, toot, toot). Looking around for a pass (toot, toot, toot) if only he can get away to tie the game…referee whistles for a time-out. Your breath was expelled and you notice your thumb nails all crooked and one end standing up. Muttering “darn!” you again lost hold of yourself and do that nail biting you still have since childhood.
One can see children and adult biting their nails. According to experts, this is a sign of insecurity, a sign of emotional instability, a sign of being a nervous wreck. Whatever else, what concerns me more is the health effect of doing this. One is the dentist’s warn of having uneven teeth and another are the parasites living under those nails that you continue to ingest each time and will grow and build inside you.