I Can See Your Tonsils

I realize I'm old-fashioned about certain things - but I just do not get people who don't cover their mouths when they yawn.  They're not even doing wrong on purpose, most of them, they just don't know better.  I mean; I feel like I'm looking into an airplane hanger, or watching a hippopotamus trying to hit high "c."  Everybody needs a nice yawn now and then, but folks, I don't need to see what you had for dinner day before yesterday.
ElLagarto ElLagarto
56-60, M
12 Responses Jul 17, 2007

rofl, Smitten Smedly, and Sophia`s ticklish uvula....


Well, there is one cure, but it takes about 20 years to effectuate. ;-)

Keep an eye out for a team of doctors showing up at your house, there's been talk about a feature article in The England Journal of Medicine.

You're not weird. You're differently enabled. You have TCM17S - known to medical professionals as - Terribly Cute Meggars 17 Syndrome. (There is no known cure.)

Couldn't agree with you more. Not only is this behavior an epidemic in public, it is even insinuating itself into mainstream TV - with a parental advisory at the front. I don't know about you, but when I was a kid, warning labels like that pretty much guaranteed my interest. I happened upon a show called Saving Grace - with a terrific actress - Holly Hunter. Every other word was sh*t. People treat manners as thuogh they're frivolous, I don't find them frivolous at all.

I agree ElLagarto, Unfortunately I don't think the younger generations are being taught the importance of manners, generally speaking. It is so second nature to me, I say excuse me if I yawn, burp or what have you, and there isn't even anyone around to have heard me.<br />
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Another thing that bothers me and I think is very rude; standing in line, say at the grocery store, and other people in line having a conversation that involves the use of multiple four letter words. Now I can curse as well as the next person, but I don't do it in mixed company or out in the general public. When I have my 11 year old son with me and two people are using **** throughout the conversation as if it is a pronoun, I want to grab them by the earlobe and take them to a sink with a bar of soap.

Upon glimpsing Sophie’s uvula at last, Smedly, already smitten and besotted, immediately began to exacerbate an already ticklish situation.

OMG! Sometimes it seems like their eyes are about to water.<br />
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The technique that fills me with admiration is the way women are able to stifle a sneeze. Remarkable! It's almost as if the sneeze arrives at a certain point of critical mass and then you somehow manage to change its direction! Bravo.<br />
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Uvula! Not THAT is a great word. Very simply anatomical but wow - does it sound naughty!<br />
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Two guys talking at the street corner. "Man, that chick is gorgeous! Did you see her uvula? Unbelievable."

I agree. But. Frequently cars sneak up on you too when you're trying to cross the street. Fortunately, your instincts take over and you step out of the way.

Yes, it is contagious - like insanity!<br />
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How does that old one go? "Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your kids!"

ROF! That's gross! Hey... plus it's contageous! hehehee