9.11.2012

it really was...

You know when you get something sticky on your finger...
and you jokingly say ew it's probably a booger
(or maybe I'm the only one who says that).
Well tonight, it was a booger.
A legit booger.
And it wasn't my booger.
I wish it had been my booger.
If it had been my booger,
it would have been a little easier to handle.
I would have even taken Tyler's booger.
But it was a stranger's booger.
Hanging out on my finger like it owned it.
Want to know how it got there?
Tonight I had an insane craving for cotton candy.
So I went in search for some.
I didn't think it would be hard to find
because I usually see it everywhere.
My dad also asked me to look for a single hole punch
(that sounds random but I promise it is extremely significant).
First I checked Family Dollar, and had no luck.
Then Foodlion, no luck.
A gas station, no luck.
And finally Rite Aid......
they didn't' have cotton candy either,
but they did have my dad's hole punch.
So I took it up to the counter,
the cashier rang it up,
I paid for it,
she handed me the bag and receipt,
I started walking out to my car,
I moved the receipt from my right hand to my left hand,
and...
right in the middle of my right pointer finger pad,
was the biggest not-my-booger I have ever seen in my life.
I was a million percent positive it wasn't mine.
And the only other person who had touched the receipt was the cashier.
and if you do the math...
a+b= IT WAS HER BOOGER
on my finger.
I wanted to vomit.
I wanted to walk back into Rite Aid and tell her I had something that was hers.
I wanted to tell her that I didn't pay for HER booger.
But instead,
since I am a blogger...
and I wanted proof to go with my story
I got in the car,
snapped some pictures,
 wiped the booger back onto the receipt,
got out of the car,
ran across the parkinglot,
into Foodlion's vestibule,
and wiped my hands down with 10 of their sanitizing cart wipes.
The employees stared at me like I was a weirdo.
Probably because my face was frozen in this expression:
 If they only knew the level of horror I had just encountered.
If they only knew...
Are you hoping I forgot about the pictures I took?
Well I didn't.
(you're welcome)

I can't even tell you how many times I gagged while taking these pictures.
I also can't tell you how many times I have washed my hands since I got home.
I'm still gagging.
Stupid hole punch.
And I still don't have cotton candy.

I hope you have a fabulous day!
and by fabulous,
I mean I hope you don't get any not-your-boogers on your finger.

8 comments:

Natasha Ting said...

ah. I didn't see any photo. I don't see no photo. AHHH.

Natasha
newest guest post : Favos for Party! @the Picablocks

menopausal mama said...

OMG this is hilarious!! My daughter used to wipe her snot on my arm ALL the time and then I started doing it back to her (she was a teenager at the time!!) My husband was NOT amused. We still laugh about it! Newest follower from the GFC blog hop. Would love it if you could visit my humorous blog site and follow back. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel @lifeasMrs said...

OMG lol this is disgusting! I can't believe that! so gross!

Ashlee Christopher said...

Hahha Found ya on GFC and am so excited to follow you have a fab blog here! Great to meet you :)
xox
Ash
http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

elizalouise.bell said...

OMG I vomed reading this. Ahaha. hilar.

Liz


i couldn't help but wonder...

Kristina from Everything Changes said...

OH GIRL! I laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed while reading this!

And then I read it to my husband, and we laughed and laughed and laughed together! Hahahaha.

I can't stop laughing..

And I love that you use the word vestibule. I use it too, even though Van is convinced that it's not a real word. Haha!

Nicole Buckingham said...

okay my stomach turned just a little half turn-- okay maybe a bit more than that. Yikes.

Aloha,
I'm a day late and a whole lot short but I'm following ya now from the GFC hop. If you're up for a bit of a ride-- I'd just love to have ya with me at localsugarhawaii.com where life is a wave and we're paddling out to meet it, (and also praying really hard that we don't wipe out-- at least not too often) =).

xo,
Nicole
localsugarhawaii.com

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

That is absolutely effing disgusting.

I almost gagged when I saw the pix. Then I scrolled down. Then I amlost gagged thinking about the picture.