if you keep reading. you can’t say i didn’t warn you!
and they’re fast seeming to become extinct.
i mean it!
i’ve never seen anything like it!
has it gotten worse? or where have i been?
or am i just getting old and picky?
speaking of PICKING.
this is the ONLY age group that should pick their nose.
and even then ~ the average mother is there to re-direct the activity
or lend a tissue to wipe the little orifice.
but i have seen grown men go after something in there that you just
don’t want to have to see them ever EVER find!
a man in our office used to take out his finger nail clippers and sit there
at his desk ~ nails flying everywhere ~ AAAAGGGGHHH!!!
and he wondered why he couldn’t find a date. dear god.
he also was lots of fun to sit across from
if you were unlucky enough . . .
i don’t want to see food lolling around in somebody’s mouth
while it’s being chewed.
men aren’t the only ones that do this though.
in a restaurant the other day. a nice restaurant actually.
i watched a young woman sitting across from her date
you could tell he was a date. you just know.
she smacked and gulped her way through her meal.
and she held her fork like you’d hold a scoop or shovel.
yes. i’m sure he’ll call again.
and then . . .
there are these guys.
i took my car to a carwash a week ago.
i sat outside. it was a beautiful day.
there were 4 men sitting not far from me. also enjoying waiting outside.
they talked and laughed and SPIT. continuously. ALL of them.
why do men create such copious amounts of saliva? can’t they SWALLOW it?
it’s their own after all.
and they weren’t like ball players with a wad in their cheek.
apparently it was just something they do. a habit.
a nasty habit.
at least they’re not quite as bad as their older counterparts.
the old men who have to delight your ears by
HOCKING and then SPITTING.
it’s the hocking part that turns my stomach.
one immediately can visualize the glob of phlem. aaaggghhh.
an interesting bit of trivia ~
china is known for its people hocking and spitting. EVERYWHERE.
apparently the men and women all do it there.
it’s a cultural thing and not frowned upon.
of course their country has unbelievably polluted air too.
seriously! i just read this.
all this spitting is even finally being considered a problem now.
beijing is particularly bad apparently.
you are instructed to simply be careful where you walk.
the hocking would have made this list.
but what makes it so vivid at the moment to me is . . .
i was recently standing in line waiting for a prescription.
and an old . . . i so want to say the word gentleman
but i feel like a true gentleman wouldn’t do that . . .
he was VERY close to me. too close for my personal comfort zone really.
but i had no where to go. there were people in front of me.
he smacked his lips a couple of times and then
i could only immediately visualize whatever it was he coughed up.
right at the back of my neck.
why do some old men have such nasty habits?
i honestly don’t think i’ve ever seen or heard a woman do that in public.
maybe you have.
i’m not talking about ‘wimmin.’
though . . .
speaking of us fair flowers of the other sex
some do have a habit that is equally as disgusting.
it’s not the old~time etiquette of
not applying any kind of makeup at the table
or in public at all.
i haven’t noticed that being done that much really.
though i don’t wear any so maybe that doesn’t bother me all that much.
i don’t think about it actually.
but what IS being done by supposedly lovely ladies in every other way
you’ve seen them. you’ve heard them.
just as you take a nice bite of food into your mouth in a nice restaurant
some lady at a table near you takes out her tissue
and loudly BLOWS and BLOWS and BLOWS her nose.
it’s the feminine version of the HOCK and SPIT.
maybe it’s simply more prevalent where i live ~ here in allergy country.
but PLEASE. a trip to the ladies room is called for.
and DON’T YOU DARE OPEN THE TISSUE AND INSPECT
what just came out. DOUBLE YUK!!!!
why do people do this kind of stuff when others are eating?
i just don’t know.
and it’s not that i have a particularly weak stomach.
maybe i just have too vivid an imagination! LOL.
i’m not saying we have to go back to the victorian era.
but it seems to me we have lost a common sense of civility.
we are excessively LOUD. whether it’s desirable or not.
we are PUSHY. to the point of sometimes being rude.
we are CRUDE. even animals have a very certain dignity.
is nobody teaching manners anymore?
jim reed taught them. he taught them at a very early age too.
children can learn them very early. people think they can’t. but they can.
oh. by the way.
jim reed was my dad. peanut readers have met him here.
he was a fascinating man. a remarkable childhood.
and if you’re new to the peanut and want to read about him
you won’t be sorry. he’s worth it.
click on the side bar list of posts ‘the good ones. jim reed’
somehow we seem to have missed several generations of the teaching of
manners i mean.
are they viewed as simply too old fashioned for this fast paced life
everybody is so busy living now?
she pretty much said it all.
if you stayed til the end of my soap box
well. thanks old bean!
that’s loyalty for you! and i appreciate it! LOL.
til soon old bean.