This post was triggered by a memory when I read it, please read John's post first.
I go to the feed store for a lot of things, and the above item is one of them. I don't have cows, but the balm is wonderful for chapped hands. I have had winters where this was the only thing between me and cracked and bleeding knuckles.
So, I was wandering around the store, checking on supplies, when I picked up the tin of Bag Balm. A little boy, probably about 4 or 5, walked up and looked at the green box in my hand.
"Do you know what that is for?"
"I do, I use it for my hands."
His little face scrunched up in a scowl, and he replied "Nuh-UH! That is for COWS. We have cows, and Mommy puts that on the cow's titties! You don't put it on your hands, it makes a mess, it's for TITTIES!"
This, of course, was spoken in one of those innocent, LOUD kid voices, that had several people turning to look at us. I held up the box for some validation of my next statement, and said,
"Your Mama is right, we do use this on cows, but I use it on my hands, and then put gloves on, so I don't make a mess."
He started to reply, "But it goes on titties-", when a very, VERY red face Mom swooped in, and grabbed the little guy.
"I am so incredibly sorry, he really didn't need to go into it that much."
I grinned. "That's okay, he is right, if maybe a little... specific."
She left quickly, and I think most of the people in the feed store had a good laugh... I know I did!