I am such a dummy.
We have a bunch of Catholic staff members here on my campus. Each year on Ash Wednesday a huge group of our staff members go to the Spanish service before school and then come to work with ashes on their foreheads.
Being the non-Catholic and good friend that I am, I always forget what day it is and attempt to wipe off the dirty spot on my friends' foreheads. I am immediately reminded when the screaming comes "¡NOOOOOOO! Ay mujer hoy es miércoles de cenizas. ¿No te acuerdas?" Translation: NO! Today is Ash Wednesday - remember?
Um....no... dummy that I am, I forgot, again! Each year, I vow to remember to not try and rub the ashes off of anyone's foreheads - I always forget!!!
I will try to do better next year...