It's in the nose. do you tell them?

  • RITS

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    May 19, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    The other evening I was out to dinner with 5 friends and one of my friends had a little something something icon_twisted.gif in his nose. So I just simply say " Hey you have a boogie in the nose " He got up and went to the bathroom and got it all fixed up. He seemed somewhat irritated and annoyed I brought it up, but I tryed to quietly.

    Question is what do you do when you see someone with a booger? Tell them, or wait and hope someone brings it up?

    I am 50/50 on if I tell someone.......

    Would you want someone to tell you if you had one?

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    May 19, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    I almost never say anything in public regarding a social faux pas. I use discreet pantomime signals, which usually work. The exception is "your fly is open" which a man can always say to another.
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    May 19, 2009 8:52 PM GMT
    RITS067 saidThe other evening I was out to dinner with 5 friends and one of my friends had a little something something icon_twisted.gif in his nose. So I just simply say " Hey you have a boogie in the nose " He got up and went to the bathroom and got it all fixed up. He seemed somewhat irritated and annoyed I brought it up, but I tryed to quietly.

    Question is what do you do when you see someone with a booger? Tell them, or wait and hope someone brings it up?

    I am 50/50 on if I tell someone.......

    Would you want someone to tell you if you had one?

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    I tell them every time.
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    May 19, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    Just text it to them. Ultimate tact, noone will know
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    May 19, 2009 8:57 PM GMT
    If I like the person, then I just say, "you need to go blow your nose"
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    May 19, 2009 8:57 PM GMT
    I would not have said it in fron of everyone. I would have pulled him to the side and told him or handed him a napkin or something. A little tact will go a long way. Yes i would tell a friend or and a stranger.icon_biggrin.gif
  • 2theTEE

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    May 19, 2009 9:01 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidJust text it to them. Ultimate tact, noone will know



    Great answer. And depending on how close your relationship is w/your bud, have some fun with it. Text: *Dude, you've got this huge wet snot peeking out from your right nostril.*

    Then just kick back, watch him look around to see if anybody notices, and then off to the restroom he goes. He'll come back with his nice middle finger waving at ya.
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    May 19, 2009 9:02 PM GMT
    funny pictures ... print this and pass it to someone next time ... who could be offended by a little kitteh ... icon_wink.gif
  • RebelGecko

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    May 19, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    R O F L ... i liek teh kitteh - is best I has seen all day
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    May 19, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    I always tell people. I point to my nose and say "Hey...Boog."

    If they seem irritated, I just point out that I wasn't sure if that was a booger or his brain, and I wanted to give him the option of saving it before it fell in his soup.

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    May 19, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    I take the compassionate route. While unobserved, I'll form a booger in my own nose, a hefty one, and position it so that the other person with the amok booger can see it and when he says "hey, you've got a big booger in your nose and everyone can see it, hahaha" you can say "hahaha yourself, so do you!". It saves everyone embarrassment.
  • dh__

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    May 19, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    ok well i guess this goes two ways. cuz if it was a friend that i was completely comfortable with my friend and i know him really well, I would have no problem telling him flat out that you have a booger hanging out your nostril.
    if it was someone else...i might try and catch their eye and make nose related motions...(wow that sounds odd) ;) to try and be nice, but even then
    I think it's generally acceptable to just say hey you got a booger. not saying anything about it is what i think would be the really rude thing to do.
  • ShawnTX

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    May 20, 2009 2:33 PM GMT
    I always tell people because I would want someone to let me know.
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    May 20, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    I'd def rather know. I mean...have you seen the size of my nose?
  • hoo4u

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    May 20, 2009 2:43 PM GMT
    Same goes for FOOD in the teeth. Spinach being the primary offender. If they are a friend you gotta tell 'em. Subtly as possible. If they're a tool, just enjoy the show. icon_twisted.gif
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    May 20, 2009 2:46 PM GMT
    I am a little embarrassed but I always appreciate that someone informed me. Otherwise, I walk around like an idiot. The same thing can be said when your zippers down or you got something in your teeth, leftover toothpaste. I always appreciate that someone gave me a heads up. But there is a subtle not so in your face way to do it .

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    May 20, 2009 2:50 PM GMT
    I was once in a mixed sauna in the US Army, where everyone had to wear swim suits. And this one guy was sitting sideways on the wooden bench, with his knees drawn up.

    His left ball was hanging totally out of his brief suit, very obvious. There were women in the sauna, and I debated what to do. Should I say something to him, or not?

    His eyes were closed, so I couldn't gesture. Finally I decided to do nothing. If the ladies saw it and were offended, they could say something themselves. Maybe they hadn't noticed, and I'd only be drawing attention to it.

    Or perhaps they were enjoying the sight of his totally exposed left nut, who knew? Being soldiers themselves, they were hardly virgins when it came to the coarse sights you invariably encountered in the field.

    There are some things not worth worrying about. When my own partner has something out of order, I do signal him discreetly, as he does for me. I rarely do it for someone else.
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    May 21, 2009 10:16 AM GMT
    ShawnTX saidI always tell people because I would want someone to let me know.


    This.

    Though yeah, I'd probably invite him away from the group first.
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    May 21, 2009 10:26 AM GMT
    Discreet notification.

    hoo4u mentioned greens, spinach, specifically.

    Let's pass around the memo, "Do Not Eat Leafy Greens, Garlic, or Onions in Public"

    That will save tons of potential embarrassment.
  • Matia79

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    May 21, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
    I always tell. But privately and quietly. Unless it's my best friend, then I pick the loudest and most obnoxious way to do it....pointing and laughing works well.
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    May 21, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    I agree with most everyone here..........I'd want to be told - with a signal or quietly somehow so I could fix it before the whole table or the whole party sees it. I'd appreciate being told. Same thing with creamed spinach in the teeth - or anything like this.........zipper, button undone, etc.

    A side note: Ever had to be near an older client who didn't have anyone trim the hair in his ears or nose? God - that is distracting. Note to self: When I get old = double check these areas and keep 'em cleaned out!icon_eek.gif
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    May 21, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    "Oh, waiter? Can I have a pickle fork, please? My friend has something in his nose that needs removing."