- zipper’s down
- have something in your teeth
- have toilet paper stuck to the bottom of your shoe
- dress is tucked into your pantyhose and we can see everything
- boob leaked breast milk and you have a wet spot on your shirt
- toupee/wig is crooked
- shirt is buttoned wrong
- shirt is on backward
- tire is looking a bit flat
- gas cap/lid is not closed
- back light on your car is out
I get people do not get involved anymore when it comes to strangers, but come on. How is it going to hurt you if you tell the person you just met at the get together/party/gathering that they have something stuck in their teeth? I had a bit of spinach dip, chatted with my fellow dip eater at the buffet table and went to wash my hands. I am pissed! Why didn’t that jerkstore say something!? I will try to give them the benefit of the doubt and maybe it got stuck with the last bit that I ate and they didn’t see it. Yah. Sure. That’s what I tell myself so I don’t give cut-eye to the uppity biatch.
I assume it is common courtesy to mention something to someone, even complete strangers, when the above bulleted list above happens. Just the other day at the parenting centre I take the kids to sometimes (really awesome. sand table. water table. painting. tons of toys. snack. gym time. story and singing time. check out Ontario Early Years centres for a great drop in place where your kids can play with others) I mentioned to this grandmother that her zipper was down. She was embarrassed and gave a self-depreciating comment about being too fat. I said, it happens to all of us. GAK! I hope she understood I meant that we all have had our zippers down in public once, not that we all have been fat at one time. Although her frosty demeanor later in the afternoon could be explained now. hmm….whatever!
Now, the tire looking a little flat, or the light being out on someone’s car might be a little too far for some. but, hey, that’s a safety concern. And if you are o the receiving end of the news, be thankful, or get it fixed so you won’t have to hear about it.
I get that we have to be polite. But, I think we’ve taken the whole ‘if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all’ saying a bit too far.