Have you ever used nose strips? They’re cushioned pieces of thin plastic that are encased in a band-aid-like adhesive strip. You open them just like a band-aid and place them across the bridge of your nose just above the nostrils. They look like this:
My wife and I use them off and on and they seem to work pretty good. They certainly open the nasal passages and help to keep snoring at a minimum.
Not too long ago, we woke up one morning and were talking about them. We were both laying on our sides, looking at each other and talking about how we had slept the night before. Things were said like, “It’s wonderful after fifteen years of being married to each other that we are more in love now than we were then!” “How did you sleep last night?” “These strips work pretty good!” It was then that we both noticed how mine had started to come off on one end. That started a conversation about how good the adhesive is. And then about what the best way to take them off is.
I was still talking about how the edge of my nose strip had worked loose when she said, “I usually take mine off fast. Like this.” And she immediately reached over and peeled mine off my nose so fast that I hardly knew what had just happened. Until the burning pain set in like fire across my nose and tears flooded my eyes like torrents of rain and I screamed out in agony….
Ok, it wasn’t that bad. But it did burn like fire. Probably almost as bad as child birth, but I won’t bring that up. At least I wasn’t laughing hysterically when she was giving birth to our children. Unlike the outcome of her brutal actions that morning.
It’s a good thing I love her like I do.