If you were behind a stranger and there was a big tick crawling up their back, w

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  1. rutley profile image64
    rutleyposted 12 years ago

    If you were behind a stranger and there was a big tick crawling up their back, would you tell them?

    Would you pick it off?  Sling it off them and onto someone else? Ignore it and be grossed out?  Wonder later if they got lymes disease or Rocky Mountain tick fever!

  2. rahul0324 profile image78
    rahul0324posted 12 years ago

    would tell them for sure. Withdrawing 5 seconds from a schedule to warn some one is worth it man...

  3. lukeuk profile image64
    lukeukposted 12 years ago

    Hehe ! I found this question amusing. Yes I would tell them.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    I would let them know, then offer to brush it off of them.  I couldn't let it go and I wouldn't want them to ignore that on me.

  5. MissFrost profile image60
    MissFrostposted 12 years ago

    Hilarious question....I would definetly tell them...I would warn them and say something like, "OMG, you have a tick on you, let me get it off."  What would you do Rutley?

  6. athena2011 profile image57
    athena2011posted 12 years ago

    I would have to say something to alert them about this and then offer to get it off for them also.

    I would hope that others would do the same for me.

    BTW I really do not like ticks. Ugh! This question creeped me out.

  7. Gregoryy profile image61
    Gregoryyposted 12 years ago

    I would just knock it off their back. Why tell them, when you can take action.

  8. hirundine profile image61
    hirundineposted 12 years ago

    I wonder how many people could recognize a tick? Even if they saw one?

    They are not very prevalent here in my part of B.C. However certain parts of our province, I'm told have them in abundance; especially spring and early summer.

    Of course, I would tell them and aid if necessary. Why would anyone not?


  9. KT Banks profile image60
    KT Banksposted 12 years ago

    Next time I go hiking, I want Gregoryy to go along! lol
    I would have to tell someone - absolutely! If I didn't, they would have to ask me why I suddenly freaked out. : )

  10. PhoenixV profile image64
    PhoenixVposted 12 years ago

    I would tell them and ask them if they wanted me to flick it off if they wanted me too. If it were dug in I would hesitate on telling them, but I probably would tell them as politely as I could. Now, I would be really squeamish to actually pull it out for them, and would suggest they have a friend or get a full mirror with the excuse of "maybe they should have peroxide available " or something.  Heck of a question lol.

  11. GiftedGrandma profile image59
    GiftedGrandmaposted 12 years ago

    Let the person know...if outside I'd alert them I was getting a tick off them. Inside environment you wouldn't want to do that as it would jump on the next warm body it finds. I'm a bit OCD about them.

  12. profile image0
    Emily Sparksposted 12 years ago

    Of course I would tell them.  I would want them to tell me!

  13. Eric Prado profile image71
    Eric Pradoposted 12 years ago

    Absolutely. I would want someone to tell me if I had something crawling on me. Its all a matter of karma, (what goes around, comes around.)

  14. xethonxq profile image66
    xethonxqposted 12 years ago

    I would totally tell them and help them out if they couldn't reach it or if they started freaking out about it. smile

  15. Courtney9232 profile image61
    Courtney9232posted 12 years ago

    Of course I would! Do unto otheers as you would have done to you!

  16. GoodLady profile image92
    GoodLadyposted 12 years ago

    It'd depend on a couple of things...if the person seemed gross or nasty in some way, I might not mention it to them, I'd kind of move away.
    If I was in a bad mood and things were all wrong about where I was and why, I might not mention it, (because I might not be able to deal with the person's reaction).
    If I just  came across a normal stranger in a normal situation I would try to tell this person, "Hey, scuse me, but you have something on your back that looks nasty...etc" and see if they were up for some help if necessary. 
    But I'd need to know I could absolutely cope with any kind of a response before I told them.
    (Not all people are predictable!!  Some do not like to be bothered.  Others might be in a bad mood, or uptight, or simply generally hostile.....)

  17. Dorothee-Gy profile image65
    Dorothee-Gyposted 12 years ago

    Without any doubt or hesitation. Golden rule, you know?

  18. bruzzbuzz profile image61
    bruzzbuzzposted 12 years ago

    I would ask them what they thought of ticks then i would tell them because I want to know what kind of reaction to expect. If they say something like they are terrified of ticks I might want to move away when I tell them one is crawling up their back.

  19. MartyCT profile image60
    MartyCTposted 12 years ago

    I would get goosebumps, walk in a wide circle around to the front of them and tell them to either run quickly backwards into a wall, or take off their clothing very slowly, then quickly run away

  20. loveorlost profile image42
    loveorlostposted 12 years ago

    Its our common attitute to tell something harmfull to others, I ofcourse tell him..........

  21. tendo profile image61
    tendoposted 12 years ago

    I would knock it off and explain afterwards and also deal with their reaction once the tick is on the ground. I would be so freaked out to even think about lymes disease or Rocky mountain fever. Maybe I can think of that later, once my goosebumps and heartbeat have returned to normal. lol

  22. oceansnsunsets profile image84
    oceansnsunsetsposted 12 years ago

    You would have to tell them, as they are not harmless. It is what I would hope someone would do for me!

  23. profile image0
    Saugasfinestposted 12 years ago

    I would definitely tell them.

    Even if i have a little fun with it at first, ultimately i couldn't walk off without letting them know.

  24. capricornrising profile image60
    capricornrisingposted 12 years ago

    I'd follow them for a while to see if they noticed.


  25. bloggernotjogger profile image60
    bloggernotjoggerposted 12 years ago

    I would definitely tell them. Ticks can carry Lime disease. Also, they┬┤re pretty gross.

  26. Cassie Ann profile image60
    Cassie Annposted 12 years ago

    No doubt about it -  I would definitely tell the person because I would want to know if it was me ;-).

  27. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 12 years ago

    Well...for Pete's Sake!  Of course I would!!

  28. thesingernurse profile image74
    thesingernurseposted 12 years ago

    I would tell the stranger though I might not be able to pick it off because I hate insects. Hahaha...

    I kind of have this habit of notifying strangers if somethings wrong about them or their belongings. Like the simple warning when their handkerchief falls off from their pockets or bags... ( if I get to see it) That kind of stuff... smile

  29. wetnosedogs profile image61
    wetnosedogsposted 12 years ago

    I guess I would tell them. I just hope they wouldn't freak out cause I'd probably freak out more then and really be of no help.

    Since living in the South, I've seen enormous insects-UGH! And I have to deal with my dogs if they get a bug on their coat. So you'd think it'd be a big nothing for me. But bugs give me the chills.

    Whatever made you think of this question? It's funny and creepy at the same time.

  30. rutley profile image64
    rutleyposted 12 years ago

    I thought of this question because I was sitting behind someone in church and watched the sucker crawl up from the bottom of his shirt and over his collar.  It
    disappeared before I could get his attention.  I couldn't quite reach it nor did I want to.  I kinda just nudged my son and pointed.  I know.  Rude of me .  My kids all nudged each other and their shoulders kept going up and down with the giggles.

    The time frame was there no longer.  At that point I was just punching their knees
    to behave in church.  I was more concerned that someone might have seen me punch knees so the heck with the big tick!  Did the man ever find it you wonder?  I'm sure he did, later on that day when he was scratching his ____off!  I did see him again and then it was my shoulders going up and down remembering this.  I can't say that I recall what that particular sermon was about but about 2 weeks later it was me with a big tick crawling up my arm in church!  Bet it was the same
    one!  What goes around comes around!

  31. Sue B. profile image93
    Sue B.posted 11 years ago

    I would definitely tell them.  I would love to tap them and calmly inform them of the tick but  I am sure I would dance around a bit and frantically shout "tick!" "tick!" "Tick!" while pointing at it.
    Thank you for torturing me with this image that will haunt me for the rest of the day.  It is better to be the person telling the person about this tick than being the person with a tick crawling up their back!

    1. rutley profile image64
      rutleyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      What........ticks aren't beautiful?


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