The Flip Side Of Spitting

On the bus today, I blew my nose and then looked about for a trashcan to get rid of my tissue. There wasn’t one, so I pushed my tissue into my pocket to throw it out at home.

I noticed a girl staring at me, but thought nothing of it, until she poked her friend and pointed at my pocket. I don’t know what she was saying to her friend, but she was clearly as disgusted by my tissue use as I am by clearing one’s nose into the street.

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0 Responses to The Flip Side Of Spitting

  1. Anonymous says:

    What about using a handkerchief?

    What kind of trashcan in the bus?

  2. ??? says:

    A bus is a trashcan on wheels – and not only in China but in my country too.

    Flippancy aside, when you think about it doesn’t stuffing a rag/tissue full of snot into your pocket disgust you? Sounds quite unhygienic but I do it without thinking.

  3. Meg says:

    I completely get why she was revolted, I know that a used tissue/hankie isn’t exactly hygenic, but it’s something we (most Americans) wouldn’t think twice about putting in a pocket. It seems cleaner and more polite than dropping it on the ground, although there’s nothing lovely about pulling the tissue out later.

    I still don’t think a used tissue is as unhygenic as the blow-in-to-the-street method of clearing one’s nose, but no matter what you do with it, blowing your nose is kind of gross.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Snot is gross no matter what. At least no one will step in ur tissue.

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