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    (This question involves a mistake I made today. Please don't be too harsh - there's not much point as I've learned my lesson.)

    So today, I was on the bus home from college and literally one minute away from my stop (where the bus terminates). It was pretty empty as you can imagine. Anyway, I have a bad habit of picking my nose and just out of habit I'm afraid I was doing that. Anyway, a woman I have never spoken to before let alone ever seen in my life who was sitting behind me said nastily, "Stop picking your nose, you dirty thing!"

    I found this very insulting - I just did as she asked and even though I said I was sorry she didn't say a word back and looked just as angry.

    So, we both acted poorly, but which person more so do you all think?
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    You, that is gross and you shouldn't do it in public.
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    (Original post by Student-95)
    You, that is gross and you shouldn't do it in public.
    Hey, I said don't be too harsh, didn't I?
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    That's so gross I would've probs got off the bus
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    (Original post by SpacePatroFan189)
    Hey, I said don't be too harsh, didn't I?
    It's not harsh, it's true.
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    (Original post by adamantacademic)
    That's so gross I would've probs got off the bus
    Come on, it's not THAT bad. It's pretty gross, but not TOO terrible. Besides, I stopped and said sorry and admit I was wrong. You guys are being way too hard on me!
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    (Original post by SpacePatroFan189)
    Come on, it's not THAT bad. It's pretty gross, but not TOO terrible. Besides, I stopped and said sorry and admit I was wrong. You guys are being way too hard on me!
    I'll tell you why it is, the fact that you feel no disgust in meddling with your nasal excretion gives truth to the unhygienic connotations public transport is so prone to. The 'Midas Touch' scenario is also a reason why sheer disgust is the only response to your account, much like the legend of King Midas changing the state of his surroundings by the nature of his touch, your contaminative physical contact with the public apparatus (railings, handles, seats) is very repellent. In fact this thread has reminded me not to interact with passenger instruments!
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    If you wiped your fingers on tissue or something before touching/contaminating anything she was wrong, if you were wiping them on the seats you were wrong.

    It would really piss me off if a random person spoke to me like that.
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    (Original post by lordofbutthurt)
    If you wiped your fingers on tissue or something before touching/contaminating anything she was wrong, if you were wiping them on the seats you were wrong.

    It would really piss me off if a random person spoke to me like that.
    I didn't wipe on anything - there was nothing to wipe off, there was barely anything up there!
 
 
 
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