Who Nose

There’s a young kid in my building with a nose, or schnoz, as my pal Ed would say, the length of Long Island.

I mean it’s big.

Frank the super tells me, the boy, who’s 12, is bugging his parents to have it fixed.


Why does this trouble me?  I think of Dean Martin and Beth Casten, I went to school with (Beth, not Dean), who had their’s done…Dino’s was ok, but Beth’s resembled a rain pipe, not a great look for a teenage girl.

This brings up my mother who was fond of Josh next door to us, also having nose issues.

One day, over cake and Ovaltine, they had a heart-to-heart.

When it was over, Josh was suddenly madly in love with his nose.

My mom told him, “You know what they say about men with big noses don’t you Josh?”

My father couldn’t believe what he overheard…but what he didn’t hear was the rest of what she said.

“Men with big noses…why, they have character.”

I need to tell this story to Frank the super.  Maybe he’ll then have a heart-to-heart with the schnoz upstairs, who from the looks of it, has lots of character, even if it’s just by a nose.





About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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27 Responses to Who Nose

  1. Coyote from Orion says:

    That Steve Martin film was pretty funny

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  2. micklively says:

    Variety is the spice of life, or so I’m told. So why this lust to be standard? And worse still, the belief that a surgeon’s blade can deliver it.
    Cropped noses and ears, penis extensions, boob jobs, liposuction, designer vaginas, face-lifts: where will it all end?
    I think of Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren, two heart-throbs from my childhood, both with big noses, both drop-dead gorgeous.
    I have both big nose and big ears. I have never considered changing. 😉

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    There are worse things than a big nose. But if the big nose is yours, then it becomes a focal point. Your mom had some good words there.
    My Pookie watches a gold mining show and one of the main characters and his family all have large nose. Their last name is Schnabel, so reminiscent of schnozel.


  4. It’s easier to be comfortable with it when it’s not your nose. The teen years are so hard. That’s when you realize you are not perfect.

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  5. You are such a Dear to give him your worry time. There are big noses, then there are BIG noses. I have a relative who had hers done. I, personally, did not feel she needed it, but it made a big difference to her. To each their own, I guess.


  6. In a world where skinny people are photoshopped to be skinnier this kid doesn’t think he has a chance. In my world, it gives him character. He still has some time to “grow into it.”

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