yes, I know I have a naso-gastric tube in and it looks funny. I know because lots of people are staring at me and small children are pointing. But asking 'what happened to your nose?' as you process my transaction was kind of rude. When I replied 'I'm sick' I thought that might have been a hint that I didn't want to discuss it with you. When I return to the supermarket the next day, asking 'so wait, what's wrong with you?' again was pretty rude. So forgive me if I tell you that I'm dying of nose cancer.
the disgruntled customer with the feeding tube taped to her face (who doesn't have nose cancer).