Are You a Helper Monkey?

By | June 12 2009 | 32 Comments

Monkey Grooming

Confession time:

I can’t help it - if I see a blackhead on Himself, I am just ITCHING to squeeze it out. I must emphasise that I do not feel the need to hoke excess sebum out of people not very close to me, but if I spy an ‘area of congestion‘ that’s ripe for poking, well then, I’ll hoke, permission granted or not.

This led to me being crossly dubbed ‘helper monkey’, so I was wondering, am I the only helper monkey on Or will some more of you ‘fess up and join the club?

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32 Replies to "Are You a Helper Monkey?"

  • Keila says:

    My mum loves doing that to my dad, ick! I don’t mind hoking my own but have never had an urge to do same for an other half.

  • lemon verbena says:

    I cannot STAND when people do this!!

  • Renee says:

    I’m guilty of this!! My bf will laugh when he hears about this post… I don’t know how it got started b/c I never did this to previous boyfriends.

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  • Kirstie says:

    heh heh heh! I’m just a skincare helper, look at it that way!

  • Can't remember previous name says:

    Yes, I do this. Eyebrows that look like they need a tidy, or anything fun to poke at. Only on himself though. I think it dates back to a love of picking at my brother’s cradle cap when I was a child and he was a baby. my mother had to keep a close eye on me at all times.
    It is my guilty pleasure.

  • Sparkle101 says:

    Yep – his neck just looks so much better when they’re not there. I’m doing it for the people to have to stand beside him on the train and stare at the ickiness.

  • Kirstie says:

    exactly. it’s a public service!

  • Buttons says:

    I have to confess too… I’m always checking to see if he’s got any on his back, gross I know. But worse if I have to see them still there and know he’ll never be able to get them out himself!

  • mindymarillo says:

    Gross oh i just couldnt. boyf gets one on his back that his mum (!!!!!) always pokes at, i would faint if i even tried!!! the only helping i ve ever done was prising sea anemone spikes out of his feet with a needle but that required many “dont faint you can do this” breaks. shudder.

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