Do you know what Nosing is? It is simple:
All you need to do is to place your nose on a stranger’s shoulder with or without them noticing.
Ding! You just nosed someone!
Probably the more important question is why would we nose someone? You see my friends; Kevin and I started watching this super fun show called Impractical Jokers. It makes us laugh so hard we cry. If you aren’t familiar with the show, here is a brief description:
(and no this is not a sponsored post, we are just in love with it)
“It follows the four members of the comedy troupe The Tenderloins as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. The show differs from other prank television programs in that the stars of Impractical Jokers do not know the details of the prank until the moment they are performing it on strangers. While one cast-member performs the prank, the other three comedians in the troupe are behind the scenes feeding lines to their friend via microphone (with an earpiece). The lines fed to the prankster are meant to create a humorous and awkward exchange between the prankster and the stranger being pranked.”
So naturally when we saw them do the Nosing Bit, we each said in unison, “I could do that.” Then the other person said, “No you couldn’t.”
So we are at the racetrack one day and it is really crowded. I casually mention to the family that I think I could Nose someone. If I am in a line waiting for food, who is really going to notice if I just ever so briefly touch my nose to their shoulder?
And even if they do notice, I will just smile real nice and say, “Oops sorry.”
So I am scanning the crowd looking for a guy and I find one. Oh you didn’t think I would choose a woman to do it to did you? ‘Cause there is no way I would choose a woman. Women are sharp*. Women notice everything*.
(*Remember these 2 sentences.)
I am making my way over to my “mark” and then all of a sudden his girlfriend/wife walks up and I walk away. I couldn’t do it. The girlfriend/wife scared me.
*sniff* I failed.
But Kevin didn’t. A minute after my fail, Kevin scooted over to the first person he saw and Ding! He nosed them and then he practically ran out the doors to the car!
We whooped and laughed so hard as he fled. And yes, I did use the word “fled” because it does feel like we are doing something majorly wrong.
And then you know what happened? He did it at the Fair a week later.
That’s okay because I win at life.
A couple months ago we were back at the racetrack (not that we have an addiction or anything, we just like watching the ponies). Our little family of 4 was standing at a high table sharing a big tub of popcorn. Behind us was a group of people talking about the Impractical Joker show.
I didn’t care that they knew I was eavesdropping, so I turned around and told them that we loved the show too and that Kevin had successfully nosed 2 people.
And then it happened…
One of the guys in the group spoke up and came over and stood right in front of me and we started talking about the show. He was making awesome eye contact and so was I because I am all about good eye contact.
Then I hear my family laughing and Kevin saying, “Honey! Honey!” and I am all offended because I am in the middle of talking to this nice young man about the show we love. So stop interrupting me please.
Well… apparently I was making such great eye contact with this guy who loves Impractical Jokers as much as we do, I didn’t notice that he was continually sticking his hand into our popcorn bucket and eating it right in front of me. (another Imp. Joker type skit)
* Women are sharp. Women notice everything.
Would you have the guts to nose someone? Would you notice if it was done to you?