What would YOU do?

You’re standing in line at the 7-11, there are three people in front of you. The woman at the register is making a purchase, behind her, a little girl and her mother.

IMG_2688The little girl has a hot cocoa in one hand and a package of gummy worms in the other – she sneezes. The projectile Β IMG_2685lands directly on the booty of the woman in front of her.


Mom’s face turns a bright shade of red. She is clearly conflicted . . .

What does she do? What should she do?

Casually reach out a remove the boogie? Say, “Pardon me, Ma’am, but there is a booger on your butt? Accidentally bump into her backside and hope the snotty nose waste falls off?

Clearly momma was mortified and hadn’t a clue what to do. What she did, was take her daughters hand and say, “I think I’ll get a cocoa too.” And retreated to the other side of the store, leaving me to deal with the tail end of her dilemma.

What did I do? I told the woman she had a booger on her butt. Her face turned a bright shade of red and she looked at me like I was crazy.

I made it clear the already drying nose missle wasn’t mine and threw the kid and her creator under the snot train.

I’m curious, what would you have done?



8 thoughts on “What would YOU do?

  1. If I could resist cracking up (a long shot), I don’t know, maybe I would have told her there seemed to be something spilled on the back of her dress/pants/whatever. Of course, for me it would have been a bit more awkward, not wanting her to thing I had been studying her backside in some lecherous way. Oh, Lisa, I haven’t met her either, but I totally trust Lizzi’s judgment in such matters.


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