Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Miss Manners

I have been fighting off a cold. Today I decided to go to the “minute clinic” on my lunch hour. I was hoping to get in and out pretty quickly. That was a fantasy. There was only one patient in front of me. It was an elderly lady who was hacking up a lung. The lady sitting closest to me was her daughter. I waited, and waited. I was debating whether or not I was going to leave. The lady sitting beside me made my decision. She whips out a tissue and begins blowing her nose very loudly. It sounded like a lot was coming out. It was so gross and repulsive……and wet.. I got up and left.

Is it considered acceptable to just whip out a tissue and perform nasal decongestion on yourself? I find it to be disgusting and vile. I don’t want anyone to witness me blowing my nose, and I don’t want to see or hear anyone else doing it. Go to the freakin’ bathroom people. I must have a nose blowing phobia or something. The lady sat there and blew her nose, and then she apologized! How about go to the bathroom and then you don’t have to apologize for doing something completely revolting.

What is wrong with this country when we think the public blowing of our nasal cavities is perfectly acceptable to share with others? Don’t we have any manners? What’s next….public nose picking? I think a strongly worded letter is definitely in order.


Karen Deborah said...

ewwww well I guess your right. Sometimes I blow my nose in public if it's dripping fast and unavoidable but bad infected thick snot stuff is best done alone. Nose picking is done in the car don't you know? Hope you took a bath.

Astarte said...

Hmmm... I think there's a difference between blowing your nose and having half your brain flow out of your face. On the other hand, it *was* a clinic for sick people, so it's kind of expected that the people are sick, plus maybe she felt crappy enough that she just didn't care anymore... or if she was old, you know how old people can be about that stuff. Still, gross.

Mental P Mama said...

Ewww. You're right.