Social Skills Series #8: Don’t Pick Your Nose in Front of Other People

Today’s lesson is simple, and it isn’t taken out of Shapiro or any other source, but directly from my lived experience. I suppose it would fall under the category of body language, but we don’t need to analyse it too deeply. It is what is is. There’s no subtlety about it. It’s a hard and fast rule for success in life, with no exceptions.

Do not pick your nose in front of people. Do not. Just don’t.

To hammer this lesson home, here is a cute little song about why you should under no circumstances perform the horrifying act of public nosepicking.

 

Don’t Pick Your Nose in Front of Other People by Vanessa Cardui

© 2016 K. Vanessa Farkas, SOCAN

Don’t pick your nose in front of other people,
It’s the grossest thing they’ll see all day!
Unless you don’t want anyone to like you,
If you don’t, then pick away!

If you have to pick your nose, do it when you are alone.
No one wants to see that, not even if they pick their own!

If you pick your nose in front of other people,
Then they’ll start to think you have no brains!
They’ll think you also eat your toenail clippings,
And stuff food down bathtub drains!

If you have to pick your nose, do it far from anyone,
Put it in the garbage, and wash your hands when you are done…

Or don’t pick your nose at all.
That’s another good way to go.
(Then again, if nobody sees, then nobody has to know.)

Don’t pick your nose in front of other people!
Seriously, please, just DON’T.

 

Vanessa Farkas is a writer, musician, educator, and lifetime learner who worked at the Phoenix Education Foundation as a music teacher from 2010-2018 and has left to retrain and pursue a new career as a legal assistant. Her eight years at Phoenix have left her enriched with experiences and stories, and this series blends those stories and experiences with practical advice and perspectives on helping children develop social skills. Names have been changed.