There will, I think, be much TMI in the following. Sensitive readers should back out now.
Some zits are easy to cope with. Some can be popped; the deep ones, the ones that are subterranean and below the skin without an actual head, can be treated with cream or those overnight sticky circles. Some, like on the face or shoulders, you can reach; some, like on the back, you have to have help with.
But there are a few locations that are more problematic than others. Inside the ear, for example. You can’t get two fingers into those curves to get a grip on the sucker, and cream tends not to last very long on the waxier-than-normal skin. If it’s a deep one, the best you can hope for is an extremely understanding partner with a sterilized needle, and even that is unreliable.
I now have a least-favorite-place for a zit: It’s right on the edge of my upper lip, just off center. On the plus side, I have a mustache, so it isn’t visible to anybody. On the down side, the mustache hides it from my own inspection as well.
Why this location sucks:
The extremely sensitive lip tissue makes the zit impossible to squeeze without excruciating pain. And even if you can put up with the pain, you don’t really want to get a splort of bloody pus that close to your mouth.
Due to the position, I’m constantly aware of it. It’s tender, one of those deep ones that hurts a lot when disturbed. And naturally, as it’s sitting on my lip, I can’t talk or eat or smile or anything without a little painful jab.
And because it’s right on the edge of my mouth, I can’t use cream or a sticky pad or any other treatment. It’ll either dribble into my mouth, or I’ll lick it off, or worse.
So I just have to wait, and hope it goes away. Grrr.
Any other nominations?