Excuse me but could you please stop...

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  1. Take.me.away

    Take.me.away Active Member

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    Picking your nose? Ok, what is up with this? I have noticed several "gentlemen" who pick their nose on the plane. I have not noticed it being done by women, however I do not mean to say it is a guys-only thing. I see it a lot during the boarding process and taxi...maybe because I have not yet immersed myself in work or reading or sleeping, so I am people-watching. Or maybe that time is when the ahem, pickers, are bored and find the activity more interesting than the sudoku puzzle.

    Last week there was a guy who looked like he was roto-rooting through his nose. And he'd pull his finger out of his nose and look to see if he had recovered anything, like he was hoping to find buried treasure. Thankfully his computer booted up and he had something else to do with his hands.

    Your thoughts...offer a tissue? Or try, try, try to ignore...
     
  2. hulagrrl210
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    gross...some people don't know how to behave in public, and don't realize that certain grooming issues should be handled in the privacy of his/her own home. The worst I've seen was someone filing their nails- not only the noise got annoying, but the smell!...and the mess. I finally asked the lady to stop. She gave me a really dirty look, to which I replied, "Seriously, that is nasty." The nose miners don't bug me as much. I usually can ignore them. I do find that sometimes a dirty look will suffice, if they are even that aware to realize that someone is watching them, but if you feel compelled to say something you can always ask them if they found any gold in there. ;)
     
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    Jacques Tati's definitive statement on the subject, from his movie Traffic:

     
  4. Elusive

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    What bothers me the most about folks "digging for gold" is seeing all the stuff they touch afterwards with their trigger finger..and what's left behind on the surface.

    Here is Jerry Seinfeld take on it:

     
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    Tissues are your best friend... :D
     
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    Lol, this is too funny:D Just remember, always wash your hands a lot when traveling. Bwahahaha
     
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    Does this mean I get to scratch my butt? :)
     
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    Yeeccchhh!
     
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    Parental guidance warning: this is going to be gross.

    Not on an airplane, but each of the last two times I was on the Tube in London, a couple of years apart, I witnessed a gentleman pick his nose, roll it around on his finger, then sample it. After the second time, I started looking for hidden cameras, figuring I was being punked.
     
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    Equally as disgusting for me is the guy sitting next to me(never seen a lady do this) blowing his nose just as they deliver the meal. Good lord man, you KNOW you have a load in there, how about heading to the lav?
     
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    I don't mean to be rude or against good manners or politeness. But as an active contestable, couldn't you just look away?
     
  12. violist
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    Thanks, Eloy. It's not really important what they do with their
    nose gold, just so it doesn't end up on my property. Why are
    you loonies even bothering to look?
     

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