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Dear Poll: Do You Tell People When They Have Food in Their Teeth?

I came home from work the other day, looked in the mirror and saw that I had a big piece of black pepper stuck in between my teeth! Clearly I didn't look at myself in the mirror for the latter part of the day, but why didn't anyone tell me? I always tell people if they have something in their teeth, in their hair, or on their face — I think it's the right thing to do and it saves them future embarrassment, but what about you?

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robinesque robinesque 7 years
OH, that's terrible! I always tell women when they are overexposed because you can just see they don't know! I always get a grateful "thank you!" What's wrong with that? Makes my day, actually!
PATRIZIA-912 PATRIZIA-912 7 years
PEOPLE ARE SO RUDE, BY NOT TELLING SOMONE IT JUST SHOWS MOST HUMAN NATURE PEOPLE WILL NOT GO OUT OF THE WAY FOR ANOTHER HUMAN . THAT IS DISGUSTING..I WENT TO STARBUCKS I GO EVERY MORNING SEE THE SAME GIRLS EVERDAY WELL TODAY MY BUTTON BLOUSE WAS OPEN AND MY WHOLE BRA AND BREASTS WERE HANGING OUT 3 GIRLS BEHIND COUNTER NO ONE SAID A WORD . AND THE MAN AT THE SUGAR COUNTER SPOKE TO ME ABOUT WEATHER AND OTHER CHATTER... NEVER TELLING ME ABOUT MY BLOUSE . THEN I WALKED OUT SIDE AND FELT A BREEZE ON MY SKIN LOOKED DOWN AND WOW , DID I GIVE THEM A SHOW. I HAVE TO SAY I AM SO ANNOYED THAT NO ONE TOLD ME I ALMOST FEEL LIKE SAYING SOMETHING TOMMORROW.LIKE THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT...
PATRIZIA-912 PATRIZIA-912 7 years
PEOPLE ARE SO RUDE, BY NOT TELLING SOMONE IT JUST SHOWS MOST HUMAN NATURE PEOPLE WILL NOT GO OUT OF THE WAY FOR ANOTHER HUMAN . THAT IS DISGUSTING..I WENT TO STARBUCKS I GO EVERY MORNING SEE THE SAME GIRLS EVERDAY WELL TODAY MY BUTTON BLOUSE WAS OPEN AND MY WHOLE BRA AND BREASTS WERE HANGING OUT 3 GIRLS BEHIND COUNTER NO ONE SAID A WORD . AND THE MAN AT THE SUGAR COUNTER SPOKE TO ME ABOUT WEATHER AND OTHER CHATTER... NEVER TELLING ME ABOUT MY BLOUSE . THEN I WALKED OUT SIDE AND FELT A BREEZE ON MY SKIN LOOKED DOWN AND WOW , DID I GIVE THEM A SHOW. I HAVE TO SAY I AM SO ANNOYED THAT NO ONE TOLD ME I ALMOST FEEL LIKE SAYING SOMETHING TOMMORROW.LIKE THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT...
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 7 years
I always tell people. I would hate for someone to let me walk around with crap in my teeth. That sucks!
areidz areidz 7 years
If it's a friend or acquaintance of mine, I'd definitely say something.. how horrible for them if they found out on their own! But on some days I would tell any person on the street, because most people appreciate it. I've found that pretty much every person has been very happy I'd said something.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
It doesn't matter if I don't know the person, I always tell the person. It's horrible to be talking and all you see is food and the person is not aware. So, not cool.
JessieSP JessieSP 7 years
If I know them then sure I would tell them. I would expect a friend to do me the same.
laluna laluna 7 years
I usually tell if it's friends/family but it hasn't come up that often. My boss however has a habit of getting lipstick on her teeth, theres no way im pointing that out to her...
robinesque robinesque 7 years
I couldn't let someone I was talking to go around with food in their mouth all day. I tell whomever I'm talking to & tell them I'm telling them BECAUSE I would want someone to tell me. I can't believe people don't check these things out after eating. I always have my trusty mirror in my bag, anyway, so...
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 7 years
My mother-in-law has a habit of studying people, finding a flaw like this (or a stain on their clothing, loose thread etc....)and pointing it out to them! I think she enjoys it!!
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
I agree with elmendoa..
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
I agree with elmendoa..
sjj158 sjj158 7 years
I know it sounds weird but I don't want to embarass them in front of me by telling them...so with strangers I just let it go and let them figure it out later, hoping they look in the mirror sometime soon. I always tell my friends, though. What do you do when someone has a booger hanging out? I know it's gross..but when I worked in cosmetics it happened all the time. I would just hand them a mirror and tell them to try something on.. eventually they'd see it and take care of it. :)
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
A friend, of course!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
A friend, of course!
Meike Meike 7 years
I don't really care enough to tell people I don't know they have food on their teeth.
jgulli3 jgulli3 7 years
If I was randomly talking to a stranger I would tell them.. I would feel bad.
emalove emalove 7 years
If it's a friend or someone I know, I would absolutely tell them. But if it was a stranger, I wouldn't.
esmerb esmerb 7 years
I'll try and tell someone, especially if I know them. The weird thing is that I would want someone to tell me if I had food in my mouth.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 7 years
the other nite, some girl on the dance floor had the price tag sticking out the back of her dress... me and my friends felt bad and were tempted to tell her, but didnt know how'd she react. oh well.
elmendoa elmendoa 7 years
i don't care if it's someone i don't know. and they won't care if they don't know you and you say something...they will be grateful!...because no one likes to look like an ass...
almost-famous almost-famous 7 years
I can't just flat out tell someone I don't know.... That would be weird and uncomfortable!
rpenner rpenner 7 years
If it's some random person I won't say anything, but otherwise, I'll always point it out to the person.
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