Good suggestion for today . . .
if you see someone with a smudge on their forehead, DO NOT ask if they forgot to wash up this morning . . .
It's ASH WEDNESDAY, that's all.
Most Christian faiths celebrate Ash Wednesday, rubbing a small cross in ashes on the foreheads of the faithful at this morning's service. The ashes symbolize repentance and sacrifice, and the first day of Lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter.)