Eeee-eewww! (pointing) you've got a booger!

@MsTickle (25051)
Australia
October 7, 2009 11:32pm CST
If you are with someone or even just talking to someone and you notice a visible booger (large or small, doesn't matter) do you tell them? How do you tell them? Do you find yourself staring at it and saying nothing? If I know the person I'll say..."Do this..." and brush my hand across my nose. Hopefully it will fall out and disappear. Sticky ones that just lodge themselves somewhere else near or in the nostril are the worse. They say while rubbing...is it still there...you go "yeah" or "nah, it's gone now". What is your preferred method of conveying this embarrassing information? If the booger is yours, do you want your new boyfriend to tell you it's there?
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@ced_cap (207)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
hello MsTicle. it's really hard to tell someone that they got booger. but to show my deepest concern on the person, maybe i'll tell her/him straight but not to the point that will hurt his/her feelings before anybody get to notice it because it'll be more embarassing.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
9 Oct 09
Yes ced, it's an embarrassing situation and telling someone can only make it worse. There is no need to be embarrassed but still, we are.
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@rosepedal64 (4191)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Oh My Gosh MsTicle....LOL...This discussion has me laughing so hard that Im having problems writing...LOL..I can see this booger hanging out of your nose and me standing there starrring at it. You keep talking and I try not to look but my eyes won't leave. Then it gets to the best of me and I have to tell you all the while Im laughing...I know it aint funny but I can't help it...Okay we have now removed the booger and things are back to normal..Have a great day my dear friend...
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
8 Oct 09
Yeah Rose, I was laughing as I wrote it. The giggles just came.... I would offer to make a present of my booger to you...something from deep inside me...
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• United States
9 Oct 09
LOL....That is cute and I will be waiting for that gift...LOL..Keep smiling and take care of yourself too...
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@Hatley (164214)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Dec 09
hi you two almost made me wet my panties he he he I got the whole picture of you two, whee okay so you make her a present oh my gotta run,. bye.
@Hatley (164214)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Dec 09
hi mstickle I think I would be frank and say, dont mean to embarass you but you need to remove that booger, okay? usually people would thank you. I would rather much rather someone be frank and tell me whatever embarrassing thing is going on with me that I cannot see. I was walking two blocks to a small strip mall with my blasted skirt tucked into the top of my panties, and nobody that i passed bothered to stop me a nd say;pardon me but your skirt is caught in the top of your panties, til a smart lady in a newcar pulled up close to me a nd said softly maam your skirt is caught in the top of your panties, I blushed and thanked her as i jerked my skirt down where it belonged. nobody else had the guts to let me know I was showing all. silly not to stop someone and save them from being totally embarrassed. like in bare a@@.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
10 Dec 09
Oh dear, yes, I had something similar happen when I was trying on clothes in a store in the ladies fashion department. I was the only shopper and there were several sales women. I had left my front zipper of my slacks undone as I tried things on and my shirt tails were flopping around sticking through the zipper hole as I walked around. These stupid women were all staring at me and no-one said anything. I happened to catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror. Would it have killed someone to say..."your zipper is undone dear"?
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• United States
9 Oct 09
...Ok...so we're not talking about someone picking their nose here...we're talking about someone who needs to pick it.what would i say to someone with an obvious boogar hanging out their nose...well it all depends on the circumstance...like how important is this person....how well do i know this person....what kind of occasion are we talking...(wedding..buisness meeting...etc...)if the person was me...and i had the lousy boogar...i would want someone to tell me...even a sexy date....would rather have him tell me and fix the situation than no chance of another date for grossing him out...but we are talking about someone other than myself here...and what i would do. since i am not one to practice what i preach...this really depends on the situation.and the mood i am in...perhaps if it is someone very important...like the president getting ready for a speach.. i would feel obligated to tell him. if this were someone i knew fairly well, i would definately tell them. but lets say this is a perfectly normal stranger on a bus or in a coffee shop. i would do one of two things...if alone...i would most likely avoid face contact so i don't throw up. on the other hand, if i were in a crowd with a bunch of friends feeling sneaky...i might just yell across the room "hey lady..there's a boogar in your nose there about to fall in your coffee"...you never know what someone will say...i prepose we check our noses at all times.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
9 Oct 09
You outed me! I have this horrid phobia of having a visible booger in my nose so I twitch at it every now and then to be sure. I like your sensibilities for the most part...forget in a crowd with a bunch of friends, at other times you are extremely thoughtful. I would not tell my boss. Bosses need to be items of ridicule whenever one gets the opportunity, unless they are also a close friend. Welcome to myLot, I have a feeling you will do well here
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
9 Oct 09
LOL. It depends on how well I know the person. I would tell my husband, my kids or one of my friends in an instant. But I don't know if I would say anything to someone like another mother I happen to chat with at my kid's school. It would just be embarrassing for both us since I don't know them that well and she might be embarrassed next time we pass each other by. I also would not say anything to say a cashier who is checking me out or something like that.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
9 Oct 09
I hear what you are saying....I am probably in agreeance with you.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Oct 09
Embarrassing yeah, but I'd say something and want to be told. Maybe not if it was my boss. :-)
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
8 Oct 09
Dawn! You have a booger hanging from your nose! Remove it immediately please!
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Oct 09
Nooooo, SNOT true!
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
9 Oct 09
Ahhhh!rofl.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Oh I would tell them...Of course i have friends that i have had for years and i would just tell them...If it were a stranger i would probably tell them too..I would want someone to tell me if i had a visable booger showing...
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
8 Oct 09
At the moment slick, I think I'm more embarrassed that hardly anyone is respondin to this. I thought it would amuse people.....
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Oh dont worry they will answer ...Haha just give it time....I have had discussions that was answered 2 months later...I thought it was cute!
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
8 Oct 09
Then I live in hope slick.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Put it this way, if it were me, I'd hope someone would tell me! I wouldn't want to walk around ANYwhere especially among strangers when I'm not properly fit. So that said, yes, I'd tell the person right then and there and then tell them to not be embarrassed because we're all human and all have had something like this happen to them at one point of their lives but to be happy that someone who cares told them because I won't tell anybody else.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
10 Dec 09
I'm sorry Cats, i don't know how i missed this one. Yes, it's an easy thing to do for someone and while they may be embarrassed in the long run they will be saved a lot more embarrassment.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Dec 09
It happens! Don't fret about it!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
8 Oct 09
think ya would feel it but yup would tell them so they can get it out!
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
8 Oct 09
I was shopping yesterday and came home and was making coffee. A big one fell out and I had not felt it. Wonder how long it was there and if it was visible to everyone I spoke to? *groan*
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
9 Oct 09
oh my thats bad!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
8 Oct 09
Well I think I would just say to the Person I think you need to clean your Nose But I would say it very quietly of course If it is mine I would know it is there lol and I would clean it But No I wouldn't like my other half to point it out to me lol
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
8 Oct 09
You are too kind Gabs...lol. What promted this is I was making a coffee and something fell onto the counter. I bent down for a closer look and it was a big long booger...I didn't feel it there and I had been out shopping so I was embarrassed wondering how long it had been sitting there for all to see.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
8 Oct 09
Lol oh no that would have been embarrassing lol I would have pointed it out to you if I had seen you but I didn't lol
• United States
12 Oct 09
uh..well.. if i knew them or they were related,i'd either tell them point blank "uh,boogage" or do the nose brush thing.. if i didn't know them,they're on their own. i would hope somebody would tell me if i had one.boyfriend or not.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
13 Oct 09
"uh, boogage"...I like that.
@Hatley (164214)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Oct 09
oh yes I would tell the person, take him or her off to the side and quietly tell them that they have a noticeable booger in their nostril. If I had one I would appreciate if my boyfriend or husband would also take me aside and tell me in a quiet way so as not to attract attention.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
8 Oct 09
How thoughtful you are Hatley..
@hexeduser22 (6701)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Hmm lets see now...What would I do? First I'll smile and then say "You got something in your nose" or "You got dirt in your nose"...and "Let me fix that for you"... smile smile and smile away as if I didn't notice something
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
8 Oct 09
You are so tactful.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
8 Oct 09
If it's family I tell them straight. If not I might blow MY nose conspicuously.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
8 Oct 09
A mere smidgeon of a hint Pikie...I probably wouldn't get it.
9 Oct 09
yes i will tell him or her that he or she has a booger so that he will not be embarrass when other people would see it.
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• Philippines
28 Mar 10
I just tell them there's a dirt in your nose, just to make it sound better than booger. I don't like saying the word. I hate saying it actually. I just tell them and be frank that there's really something in there, but not to use the word booger.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
28 Mar 10
I think the word "booger" is an Americanism. I didn't hear it as a child and did not hear it until I was in my twenties. While the word seems totally acceptable, like you, I am hesitant to use it in my every day speech. I feel your method of getting the message across is very thoughtful.
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
Yeah, and I won't say that they have a "booger" because it will really embarrass them if someone hears it.