Dear Crabby, What Do You Think About Body Piercing?

Dear Crabby,

My daughter came home the other day with her nose pierced. I think this is totally unacceptable! How would you handle it?

Sincerely, Sally Straightway

Dear Ms. Straightway,

I do not understand all the displays of body piercing we are seeing from this current generation. I mean, it doesn’t even make sense to me what half of these piercings are for. I tried to place an order for lunch the other day, and the girl taking the order had the strangest piercings I had ever seen. She had some sort of little diamonds near her eyebrows and then something sticking our of her lip too. It was not in the least bit attractive, actually quite the opposite. I was so distracted by them that I had to have her repeat my options several times until I finally told her that I would just take the last thing she offered. It ended up being some sort of chili that was just plain horrible. A few days later, the missus and I noticed a kid with a nose ring – we were appalled! I thought, “What does this kid do when he gets a cold?” I mean, it has to be horribly uncomfortable to sneeze, let alone blow and wipe your nose.  I inquired of Mrs. Crabby, “What are parents thinking when they let their kids come home with all these piercings on their faces and noses?”  Without skipping a beat, Mrs. Crabby responded, “And those are just the ones you can see!” I think every parent should do their part in encouraging their kids to not just blindly follow the crowd. And, if there are some straggling kids that need stronger encouraging to avoid more holes in their heads, those parents should all be allowed one hard yank on any piercing they so desire. The ones that really get me are the tongue and the eyelid piercings; I just don’t get the point of those.  I see those chains from their ear to their nose and from their nose to their neck and I think that it must just hurt.  I would say stick to your guns, lady! If you cannot control your kids, then who else will? I think it is totally unacceptable that they not only disgrace their face, but also put all that silly jewelry in obscure areas too.

Sincerely, Dear Crabby

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