The Nose Picker
Six of us were in a room waiting for a meeting to start and one of the women in the room chimes in, “You’re never going to believe this… I was at a light and just looked over to my right and there was my mother-in-law picking her nose- I mean really digging in! So funny, she didn’t even notice me!” And the room breaks out in laughter.
I never knew how to react to this story. On the one hand, it was a group of women just venting and laughing together. On the other hand, I would never have shared the story if it was me. That just wasn’t nice- it was so embarrassing. I’m sure her mother-in-law would not have liked that accidental view into her private world shared.
Help me out here. That day my jaw just dropped and I made a note to watch my back with this gal. She shared a story that wasn’t hers to share at someone else’s expense. Who knows, I could be next. Did I overreact to a typical exchange?