Sunday, December 19, 2010

Please Wipe Your Nose!

I hate wintertime. Another day of dry heaving for me.

This regular customer came in today. He's one of those that must have no feeling on his face because his nose is always dripping with snot.

Well today it was ridiculous. Having a hangover from last night's festivities, my stomach was already queasy enough.

So this customer walks in, and I can already see from across the store the snot glistening on his face. I look around, but my co-worker (I hate you) saw him coming first and went to go fill the cooler.

He walks up to my register and it was just as I confirmed; snot city. I look away, but the image is already burned in my brain, which is when the dry heaving starts.

The customer wants cigarettes but likes to stand at the register making small talk. I can't take anyone seriously that has slimy boogers running down their face. Don't you feel it gliding out of your nose? What about when it reaches your lips? Don't you taste it?? I don't understand what is wrong with some people!

So sadly, I made the mistake of looking at him again. This is when I see his mucous-y booger start to slowly drip down on the counter. It literally reminded me of the cheese on a piece of pizza, all stretchy like that.

And since he's looking down at his wallet, he finally notices the line of snot trailing towards the counter that is now almost a foot long hanging from his nose. He goes 'Oops' and sniffs it up back into his nose. I seriously almost puked on the floor when I saw that.

I had to walk away then and told him to leave his money on the counter while I tried to prevent myself from vomiting. I didn't even want to touch the money after he left, so I put on a latex glove and picked it up.

I ended up giving that dollar to the next customer that needed change back. I couldn't even stomach putting anything he touched in to my register.

Excuse me while I go dry heave again just thinking about it.


  1. UGH!!! I used to sit in a cubicle across from this woman @ work who would NEVER blog her nose. She was always snorting it back up... and I could hear it & UGH!!! Just like your guy. Disgusting. What is WRONG w/ ppl?! 'Xcuse me while I throw up!!!

  2. Reminds me of the scene from Dumb & Dumber when they're riding into Aspen on the little scooter, with frozen streams of snot on their faces. UGH.

  3. You'd hate one of our regular nightly customers at my job. He almost always comes in with a streaming nose. His fingernails and toenails are even worse.

  4. UGH!!!!
    I'm sure you were ready to throw up. disgusting!
    I mean how can you NOT know that you have that running down your face. GROSS!

  5. Oh eugh, I'm dryheaving just reading this! Do people not realise!!

    On top of that; there's the people with gunk in their mouth that shoots at you like tiny, disgusting bits of... Gunk. Ew.

  6. I always have to chuckle a little when people talk about gagging at the site of bodily fluids. I'm no fan, for sure, but I've never been one to let the grossness get the better of me.

    As I recall, you mentioned marriage is in your future (if you haven't already taken the step). Well, I don't know if you're planning on kids, but if you are, you better brace yourself. 'Cause you're going to see a lot more than a little snot, I promise.

  7. Miss Sara: Yes, many people have this problem of not properly blowing their noses and instead letting it run down onto their face. Disgusting.

    BeauSaxon: Yes! That is exactly what he looked like!

    Kitten Britches: I'm curious on how you know his toenails are so bad. That's pretty disgusting. :-D

    Sherri: I don't get how people can't feel the snot slowly trickling down their lip. Ugh, it makes me want to gag just thinking about it.

    Susie Q: Yes. We get spit on a lot at my store. It's pretty nasty.

    Faegan Harti: I know, I'm hoping I can get over my fear of puke and snot once I have kids. Is there some kind of class I can take to prepare me for that? ;-)

  8. It's different when they're your kids. You'll be fine. Really.

  9. People have really sketchy personal habits. I can't count how many people have extremely dirty hands when I give them their money back. It's called soap, use it.
    Returning to snot. You're a gas station so you HAVE (hopefully?) to have some sort of napkin. I would hand a napkin to anyone who is dripping and just give them a look.

  10. AAUUUGGHHHH. I was fine until the dude said "Oops," and then SNIFFED it back UP!


  11. Damn I'm laughing so hard I've got tears! Your visuals are hilarious! Thanks for the laughs!



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