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Old 11-04-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Livingston, Montana
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Seriously!!

And we don't know what in the world to say or do.

We have 3 seperate couches in the livingroom. My hubby and I are on the big one on one side and she has the love seat opposite of us.

It's to the point where it is frustrating. I already told my son he is NEVER to sit on that couch. It is officially hers... eeeewww..

Issues we have though is during the day we let her control the TV until 5 pm because we are working so for 9 hours she has her hand on that remote (unwashed).

I'm getting to the point where I want to grab door handles, cabinet doors etc w/a paper towel..

Hubby has no clue what to say to her.

She had spilled some M and Ms out on the floor and picked them up and put them on a paper towel on the coffee table in front of us. Hubby picked them up and was about to toss some into his mouth when I warned him that she had picked them up with her HAND and he went and threw them away LMFAO. (must admit it was funny though gross)

How in the world do you confront a 70 yr old woman about her disgusting habit????
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Livingston, Montana
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and btw.. someone suggested this.. she does keep a kleenex w/her allllll the time.

Problem is is either she doesn't use it at all OR she will pick her nose and wipe that finger on the tissue... god.. I feel like gagging just getting the image.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Um, I think you should have posted this in the 'Food and Drink' forums.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Unfortunately...I recently ate
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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1. Line up some mirrors so she can work on her technique.

2. Ask her if she'd please grin while picking.

3. Start eating beans 3X/day and fart her out of the room.

4. SAY SOMETHING!
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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Maybe she never learned how to blow her nose. There are actually people out there like that.
And maybe she gets those hard crusty pieces of snot in there that can't be dislodged without a fingernail.

I wonder if we will all do weird things like that when we get to that age. My Mom is 73 and she farts for every step she takes. I find that to be totally gross and smelly. She can't smell them or hear them, so she thinks it's fine.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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K.I.S.

STOP F****** PICKING YOUR NOSE !

If someone is being THAT nasty I dont think its time to be polite.
Didnt we learn not to do that in what....year 2 of life ?

If its dry she can snort water/use an inhaler and blow her nose like a normal person.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Livingston, Montana
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1. Line up some mirrors so she can work on her technique.

2. Ask her if she'd please grin while picking.

3. Start eating beans 3X/day and fart her out of the room.

4. SAY SOMETHING!

HOw in the world can you say something?? I wouldn't have a clue on how to broach that subject and I know my husband certainly doesn't.

She's been living w/us for 7 months now and sometimes it's just hard to say certain things to her. She's 71 and set in her ways.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Gosh! You folks don't have to be so snotty!!!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:00 AM
 
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Default Try a Humidifier

If your air is dry and she moved from an area with high humidity you may
want to try a humidifier to break things up a little.


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