Today I enjoyed an afternoon at the pool with my dear Summer sister. Before we left, we ate Rodeo burgers at her house. I got french fry on my face and was thankful I had an SS to tell me I had french fry on my head before going into public.
Then not but just a few hours later, that SAME SS and I were sitting in the water when an old friend of SS came up to her to say Hi. I wouldn't have thought twice about the woman until I noticed that half her nipple was hangin out of her swimmer. For sure my SS would save this poor woman as she did me with the french fry head. But no. For over 30 minutes they chatted about past friends, schools, PTA, everything under the sun...but NOT nipples.
When the lady had long left SS, I looked at Summer and said, "WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL HER?!?"
The problem here is that SS didn't know if she was in the position to tell this woman her areola was showing to the entire pool. All the other women saw it...I watched them as they stared. And it didn't help that her nips were probably the size of the top of a coke can (thanks Bonnie for that comparison).
So was it SS's responsibility to save this woman from more embarrassment? When DO you say something? When someone has french fry on their head? When they have stuff in their teeth? What about a booger in their nose? How far do you go? Bad breath? Messy hair? When does your "help" become rude or even MORE embarrassing?
Bonnie told me of a story about an old friend who she went to Wet N Wild with back in junior high. The poor girl's swimmer bottoms were pulled too far to one side (as most of the slides there can easily do to a girl) and she was unaware that not only was one whole lip exposed, but the hairiness on it as well. Bonnie didn't speak up the entire time.
Would you? Tell me about when you did or didn't say anything to your friend? Or even a stranger? I'm curious. We need to take a poll on what the SS should have done and what you would be willing to say to someone.
Thanks for the input. Future nipples and hairy lips hanging out will appreciate it.