Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Boogers

How do you tell a 35 year old man to stop picking his nose?

He is constantly picking his nose. The last time Boogers was in my office to talk about a case, he had his fingers up his nose the entire time. A few months ago, his secretary went to the office manager and asked to be reassigned because she didn't want to touch anything that Boogers gave her. He stopped for a while after that, but now he is back at it full time.

Today was the last straw. The group of attorneys I usually eat lunch with invited Boogers to join us for lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I didn't find out he was going with us until we were walking out to the parking garage and, by that time, it was too late to back out. Boogers picked his nose during the entire ride to the restaurant.

We get to the restaurant, sit down, and the waiter places a huge basket of tortilla chips and salsa in front of us. Guess who was the first one to stick his boogery hand into the basket of chips? Yuck. How do you get a grown man to stop picking his nose?

17 comments:

Dustin said...

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So far as the booger picker, his supervisor should be the one to talk to him, as this is clearly a hygiene issue, and one that seems to be disrupting his co-workers and subordinates.

Medblog Addict said...

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Anonymous said...

Hot sauce on his fingertips? Or MRSA?

Anonymous said...

Ewee! Boogers doesn't eat what he picks, does he? If not, what does he do with alleged picked boogers?

Offer him a tissue? Repetadly.

Buddy needs some help. most adult rhinotillexomania is treatable.

Doc's Girl said...

I'm with anonymous except I would give him his own packet/mini-box of Kleenex. :-P

That's just downright disgusting...

tk said...

Ew. Just ew.

SeaSpray said...

My stomach is turning...GROSS!

How about the direct approach?

Followed by a request for him to wash his hands or better yet pull out bottle of antibacterial cleanser as you ask him to please stop picking his nose.

Something is not right though.

SeaSpray said...

This is why people have to wash fruit.

Anonymous said...

Uh... Kleenex is an evil corporation. I'd prefer he wipe his nose my my shirt before even thinking about buying him a pack of their tissue.

How about picking your nose in front of him wiping it on a piece of paper and then giving that piece of paper to him

Deborah Peel said...

No thoughts on boogers, but who is Dr. March?

brocasarea said...

send him to ent department and get his nose checked!

Alasse said...

How about a clown nose permanent implant? Drastic, but effective. Besides, it's not like he's getting that much respect the other way...

DisappearingJohn said...

nothing to add to the conversation, just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy Easter...

John

Mauigirl said...

Not much to add, but Ewwww. I think other commenters have offered some solutions!

Anonymous said...

turn-about is fair game. pick your nose in front of him and flick it at him.

Celeste said...

How about this:

"Stop picking your nose! You're 35 years old, for God's sake. You should know better."

I have some variation of this conversation with a certain kindergartner, often.

Lynn Price said...

Give him a business card for his local Rotor Rooter and tell him they're much more efficient.