E.P (roadwork_ahead) wrote in tubestories,

Just Dont Do It! Ok?!

I was on my way into the office this morning, sitting on the Tube, listening to 'Mika' on my ipod much the same as every other morning and couldn't help but notice a man sitting beside me, out of the corner of my eye picking his nose. That's right folks, he was wrist deep up a gold mine and the sight of it made me sigh, a deep resounding sigh because I couldn't believe I was witnessing a grown man in a nice pin-stripe suit and shiny new shoes picking is nose on the Tube yet again.

As I sat there watching his reflection in the window opposite me I was just waiting for it and I knew it was coming - I was willing him not to do it, chanting under my breath "Nooo, don't do it, don't, don't, don't! Just don't... pplleeeaasssee" but I was sadly optimistic and trying to fend off the inevitable. After contemplating his own snot for a good 10 seconds, rolling it around between his ring and index fingers, he sneakily brought his hand up to his mouth, almost in slow motion and ate it and I of course was left asking myself 'why' yet again?!

Why do grown adults, respectable looking adults eat their own boogers and why do I witness people partaking in this particularly disgusting activity at least once or twice a week. Are people not aware that statistically whatever opinion someone may have formed about a person that their opinion will decline by at least 97.6% after witnessing a nose-picking incident? Also, is it too much to ask that if you're going to do this that you do it in the privacy of your own home or even better, not at all?! Yes, I'm dismayed; I really am because I know that if someone is willing to eat their own boogers on the Tube in front of complete strangers that they're probably also comfortable with discarding the crunchy mucus nuggets on the Tube seats that I and the rest of the non-snot-collecting population have to sit on. 'Not happy Jan!'
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