Susan Marie Molloy

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The Nose Knows, and So Do I

A couple of Fridays ago, my beau and I went out to eat after the show. There was only one place nearby that had fish on its menu, and that’s where we went.

Quiet conversation, the lake breeze, and the seagulls gliding across the pier made for a pleasant lunch.

Until I saw it.

A little girl, about five- or six-years-old, took the salt and pepper shakers at her table and put them on her nostrils. Then she licked them. And then back on her nose. Mama and Grandmama were oblivious as they seemed to be engrossed in conversation.

Little Girl taps Grandmama on the shoulder, shows her how cute she is putting the salt shaker on her nostrils.

Grandmama smiles. Grandmama takes the shaker and puts it on her nostrils.

Mama smiles.

How utterly adorable! It’s heartwarming to see such familial bonding.

Well, isn’t it no wonder that people get sick and wonder how they caught that cold, flu, pneumonia?

I was repulsed. And I resolve to bring my own pepper shaker with me when I go out to eat from now on. A pack of Handi Wipes® are in order, too, to wipe down any container I might use at my restaurant table.

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