11 June 2012

"Don't stand so close to me" --The Police

I have had strangers tuck my tag.  I'll be walking around with a tag sticking out of the neck of my blouse or dress and suddenly feel a hand on the back of my neck.  This is not cool.  Don't tuck my tag unless you are a friend of mine.  Say "Excuse me, your tag is sticking out" and let me tuck my own damn tag.* 

It's not like they reached over to zip my fly for me or adjust my bra strap or tuck my underwear back into the back of my jeans*** or picked a bit of salad greens out of my teeth (also gotta go with a big fat No on all these), but still--not appropriate.

Over-sensitive?  Maybe.  I just think there are things best left to the individual to deal with themselves, especially if we're talking strangers.

 On a related note:  Years later, the one scene I can remember clearly from the The Newlywed Game****, was, oddly enough, not whoopee related.  In it, a woman admitted, and her husband confirmed, that she picked his nose for him.  Because she had long fingernails.  She wiggled them for the camera.  AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Questions du jour:  Do you want strangers tucking your tags?  Do you want loved ones picking your nose?

* After all, this could be my signature style.  Speaking of signature style... little known fact:  Tommy Hilfiger had his favorite shirt stolen at summer camp so he decided to write TOMMY HILFIGER in huge letters across the front of all his clothes. And the rest is history.**

** You don't know, it could have happened.

*** Granny panties are still the rage, right?

**** I think Jerry Springer must recruit from the same pool of idiots that The Newlywed Game dredged.  Who says "So, let me get this straight... I can go on national television and talk about the details of my sex life and who in my family my spouse hates and which of my friends my spouse wants to sleep with?  Sure!  That sounds like a great idea!  What could go wrong with that?" *****

***** Note to self:  I shouldn't really complain about The Jerry Springer Show since they just offered me a free makeover!  I'm so excited!!!  That sounds like a great idea!  What could go wrong with that?


Titania said...

Question 1 - not particularly, but do not mind friends tag-tucking.
Question 2- big f'ing NO. EEEWWWWW.

HK said...

This post made me laugh. Best of luck with the Jerry Springer makeover, a grand idea.

I don't want strangers tucking my tag. I am not cold or heartless but don't like hugs from people I just met or friends of friends at parties and I like my personal space.

the dogs mother said...

I cut all tags out - I'm one of those *sensitive* people :-)
Goes without saying that I broke no external mussing with my clothing.

Mike said...

I miss tags. The tagless t-shirts are a pain to figure out where the front or back is.

The Bug said...

I had a tag sticking out just today! But my hair is longish now & no one noticed it. I saw it in the bathroom mirror & tucked it in myself.

I don't have a problem with friends & "mom" types at church adjusting my clothing for me (my shirts always slip sideways - what's up with that?), but a stranger? I'd be waiting for the shiv...

Elizabeth said...

I really don't want strangers tucking my tag or anything like that, but I would appreciate a woman-to-woman heads up comment like, "hey, you forgot to zip your skirt up when you came back from the gym." You know, just for example.

Anonymous said...

Oh, whoa! Strangers should never touch you. Even with the best of intentions, isn't that, like, basic civilization 101?

And I don't care how much you love someone, picking their nose is... too far. Talking about it on television sounds pathological.

Tina said...

I've been knonw to snarl in an only semi sane ways at people who touch me without permission.

People rarely ever infringe on my personal space more than once.

Sean said...

1. I would think that people would at least mention that your tag was out or ask if they could fix it before doing so.

2. My son thinks it's fun to touch my face including grabbing my nose. Sometimes, his fingers approach picking territory. Of course, he's just over a year old, so he gets a pass.

AbbotOfUnreason said...

No touching. None. I think that kinda rules out makeovers, too.

The bad thing about tucking the tag in, is that officially, the stranger's fingers are inside your clothes! Ewwwww.

ellen kirkendall said...

I don't want strangers touching me at all. ever. Which makes haircuts a stressful experience, and massages or pedicures pretty much out of the question. I don't mind handshakes at all - it's not that I am germ phobic; I just like my space.

Anonymous said...

I don't like people pointing it out when one of the compartments of my backpack is unzipped. That is usually because it's empty and I have it open for when I put something in there.

Washington Cube said...

Bobby Brown pulled the s#$% out of Whitney's cocaine blocked ass. She called it "Bobby Brown Love. Black Love."