I was at the store buying some food, when I stepped into another lane (the lane I was in was taking a long time, and another one had opened up.) There was an elderly man in front of me, his back turned to me, and I said, without really looking at him, "Guess I'll move to this line."
He turned around and I saw he had these HUGE bumps all OVER his face. I mean, I didn't count, but there had to be at least half a dozen. When he turned back, I noticed he had them springing out of his neck as well. I had NO idea what the hell they were... don't think they were pimples or something, look a bit like, I dunno, giant warts maybe (except don't warts usually have a "mushroom" type top?)
Anyway, all I could think of as I was waiting in line with this fellow was, "Try not to stare, try not to stare, try not to stare..." But I wanted to do was yell, "DAMN! What the hell are those?!" Or at least politely ask about them. I mean, God knows, this guy can't possibly be aware he looks a bit like he has a dozen mis-formed pink marbles attached to his face.
Then another crazy though came to me... suppose a little kid was watching this same scene... I bet they'd say something, "Boy, mister, you must have touched a LOT of frogs!"
Hmm.. maybe I could use that for a scene in a story...
So, I waited, checked out my stuff, resisted saying something to the check out girl like, "Wow, did you see that guy?"
So, I dunno.. no one what that poor fellow had. Maybe it's something isn't curable, or at least, too expensive to deal with fully.. But still, it nags at my curiosity