So, for the last few days my nose has looked like this fine keychain:
(the one on the right)
This has been especially annoying the last few nights. I'll be on the verge of sleepiness when I'll suddenly feel a drop of snot about to leap from my nostril onto the pillow. I'm then forced to get a kleenex and soak up the offending fluids. If I'm feeling particularly snotty, I'll try to blow my nose verrrrry quietly, so as not to wake the wifey. I played this game for hours last night. I lost.
Today I'm still a snot factory, pumping out mucus like it's going out of style (it's not out of style yet, is it?). I understand that this is part of the nose's job, to rid the body of nasty germies, but the whole mechanism seems poorly designed. Why put the germ disposal system right in the middle of my face?
How did this happen? For the religious among you, this must be God's will, right? On the sixth day God created Man and put the feces excretory system in the ass (good good, that's out of the way), the urine excretory system in the penis (also very good, the penis is a convenient place for this), and the mucus excretory system smack dab in the middle of the face (odd, no?). They say that God moves in mysterious ways. This is no mystery, this is a Divine sense of humor that borders on sadistic (no offense, God, mad props on the rest of the work. No need for the smiting.).
For the less religious among you, this must be evolutionary forces at work, right? So, there must have been some creature that didn't squirt mucus from its face and it was marginally successful at surviving on Earth. Then, in a mutation masterstroke, one of these creatures was born with a snot hose on its face, spraying mucus like a fountain. Suddenly that creature was Big Man on Campus, screwing chicks right and left, and beating the crap out of the other creatures whose faces weren't covered in snot.
That doesn't ring true either. No matter how I slice it, I can't figure out how this came to be. Frankly, the only theory that has any credibility (follow the money) is to assume that this has been a phenomenally successful conspiracy orchestrated by the evil geniuses at Kleenex. Bastards!
Regardless, here's my 6-step plan for addressing this human design error:
Step 1) Study anatomy, surgery, robotics, and tubing technology
Step 2) Acquire test subjects
Step 3) Perfect technique of rerouting snot from the nasal passages directly to the bowels
Step 4) Perform operation on self utilizing clever little robots
Step 5) Poop snot
Step 6) Profit!