"Uh, you've got something in your nose."
Precisely the sort of moment we all long for, right? An, I can't get enough of this and hope to repeat it every day of my life, moment. An ironical moment where you feel both flaming embarrassed and ever so grateful that someone had the nerve to tell you that something about your person is amiss.
Our parents teach us - or try to - at a young age that It's Not Polite To Point or blurt out that someone is fat/skinny/weird looking/weird sounding, and not to comment on a person's clothes and hairstyles that are very attention getting.
It's rude to state opinions and observations that may be hurtful
Not voicing those observations may result in making the person a victim of finger pointing, snickering and gossip
"Is your shirt inside out?"
"What?" I look down at the blue shirt with green print. It's old and faded but looks okay to me. "No," I reply. "I don't think so. Why?"
She points to my neck. "The tag is showing."
We've all seen someone with toilet paper stuck to the bottom of a shoe. Stranger or no, you tell them, right? So they aren't walking about with a tissue tail sailing behind them. Telling a man you don't know that his zipper is down/barn door's open isn't easy but I've done it. A few seconds of humiliation trumps an entire day of everyone seeing your skivvies, don't you think?
That incident further confirmed my hospital friend's sentiment AND prompted my policy to never leave a public restroom without checking my backside and bottom of my shoes. Oh, and I also check and double check that I've arranged my upper wear correctly too.
Any 'Excuse Me But You've Got...' moments of your own?