Back in the olden days — no, not before COVID-19 took over — but way back in the days when the pill box hat was the top hat of the day, there was an expression: “Your slip is showing.” It was a nice way of telling a woman that her perfect look was suffering from her slip having inched south of her hemline.
In today’s masked-up world, a person is supposed to wear a mask covering both their mouth and nose. Unfortunately, too many well-meaning folks are seen with their mask covering just their mouth, leaving their nose wide open to passing viruses.
Perhaps the person thinks you can only get COVID-19 by French kissing someone or face-to-face inhaling.
Such is not the case. In fact, according to the true-blue authorities, coronavirus feels like it’s hit the mother lode when it finds a nostril or two to invade.
If you see someone not wearing their mask appropriately, you just might say, “Your nose is showing.” You may save them from a ventilating experience.