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Nose Blowing At Dinner Table  
User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 919 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

What are all your opinions on a person blowing their nose at the dinner table whether it be at home or out in public at the restaurant? As for me it's disgusting and germ spreading as well as embarrasing when it's done so loud that everyone around looks over. I've even been "showered" in a restaurant with the offending substance!!! All opinions welcome.

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User currently offlineAS737900 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

As long as its done quietly and the offender doesn't inspect what was blown out I see no problem with it... especially at home.

User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11138 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

Working in a fast food establishment, I have to say EEEEEWWWWW!!!!! And some of them don't have the courtesy to throw away the tissue. They just leave it on the table! One of my co-workers exuses himself and goes to the washroom when the need arises. Two birds killed with one stone!


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User currently offlineJSC_23 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

But then wouldn't you get annoyed if the offender keeps going *sniff* *sniff* *sniff* or the offending substance protrudes from there nose and hangs just above the mouth but because they don't want to be rude and blow thier nose they just leave it hanging?

JSC_23



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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3140 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
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In certain cultures (China, other parts of Asia too?), it's rude to blow your nose in the presence of others at all.
Don't ask me what to do if you really have to then.
And given the different anatomy of an Asian nose, maybe theirs isn't so loud if you blow it?

Konstantin



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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Konstantin

Please tell us the difference. All human noses are the same. Do you have a black nose or a white nose?



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User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Many Asian noses are different than others. Many in SE Asia most notably Philippines have a very flat and wide nose while many in the Northern parts of Asia have a very slender and more pointed noses as in Japan/Korea. They are all human noses and they all function the same but there are different shapes within different geographic areas(David B.) Most people tend to focus on the eyes as different because they stand out more and are more noticible but many don't see other features because they are taken by things more noticible. Take a closer look and you will see the difference.

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

.......Hmmm....Could come in handy if you run out of ketchup! Big grin

User currently offlineGumah From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Its disgusting, it's one thing to wipe discreetly and another thing to blow your honker so that everyone can hear. Leave and go to the restroom for God's sakes.

Another pet peeve - finger lickin'. I was brought up not to do this at all and to this day my father cringes when we are with friends and they are full-on sticking their fingers in their mouth, or worse, digging food from out of their teeth. Completely gross!

Some people are just born in the barn I guess....


User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Yeah it's gross. However, I have a constant runny nose and you gotta do what you gotta do!

User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

>>> Another pet peeve - finger lickin'. I was brought up not to do this at all and to this day my father cringes when we are with friends and they are full-on sticking their fingers in their mouth, or worse, digging food from out of their teeth. Completely gross! <<<

I agree. Unless of course I'm licking someone elses fingers. Smile



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User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

My problem is that my friend refuses to go to the DR. for constant sinus infections and at the table he takes such a large gaping breath before he blows his nose that I mistake him blowing his nose from trying to set an undersea dive record without tanks. Needless to say when he lets go if his elbows are on the table at the same time the table will vibrate. It really grosses me out and I really tend to lose my appetite. What really got me last time is there was a super hot female and she did the same thing. What a turnoff!

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1448 times:

You're walking to KFC. You step in week-old dog s**t and don't notice. You stoop to tie your shoe lace 2 minutes later. Your finger brushes against some fecal matter on the edge of your shoe sole. You lick your fingers at KFC. Think about this chain of events. You're licking fecal matter off your hands.

Don't lick you fingers away from home!






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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Even worse than that : (Yyz, you'll excuse the blatant copy paste)

You're walking to McDonalds. You step in week-old dog s**t and don't notice. You stoop to tie your shoe lace 2 minutes later. Your finger brushes against some fecal matter on the edge of your shoe sole. You hold your BicMac with your bare-unwashed hands. Think about this chain of events. You're putting fecal matter on your BigMac (not that it will make a big difference  Big grin )

So... wash your hands before you eat. (I almost never see people washing their hands before eating at Fast Foods...)






User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

I really don't see what the big deal is. I have allergies. I'm not gettin' up to go to the washroom every 2 seconds, as that's how often I have to blow my nose....

Germophobes really annoy me. We have immune systems for a reason. Our immune system works very well. As disgusting as we think bathrooms, public transport, doorknobs, etc. are, the fact is, our body is fully capable of fighting said germs. If we couldn't handle a few germs from nose-blowing, we'd never live past our first cold.

Yes, blowing your nose right in your seat is kinda gross. But otherwise, get over it!!


User currently offlineGumah From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Transactoid,

While your point is well taken, it's simply the fact that some people have no respect for themselves or others. It's just plain rude! Doesn't the word DISCREET mean anything to these people?

I also suffer from a host of sinus problems... wiping quietly with a tissue is one thing but when things get really ugly I always take a walk...



User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

In my personal experience you are more likely to end up with more than you went in with if you visit some fast food restaurants restrooms! I agree with taking a walk if nose blowing needs to be done but not necessarily the restroom. How many of you have grabbed a wet door handle on the way out of a restroom and wondered what have you gotten your paws into?

User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1425 times:



User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

WOW!!! If my friend was female and looked like that I probably would have no problem with her blowing her nose at the table!!! I think I could see past enough that perhaps I would be mad if she didn't allow me to hold the tissue for her!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

But unfortunately my friend is just a guy that takes a deep gaping breath before doing his business and it's messy and loud.


User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

I wouldn't mind it. I don't mind it all, I've found 99% of the population, when they blow their noses, are fairly discreet about it. The thing that gets me is the sniff sniff. I work with someone who denies she has allergies and says she never has a cold but must sniff every other second. It drives me crazy!

User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2785 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Nice eyes, Sophie  Big grin

I think Transactoid has a good point. It is disturbing if you're in the middle of discussing the nature of the universe and HONK you wake up the next day still hurting in your left ear, but other than that it's not really a problem. To be honest, I find that when I go out to eat with friends, we have a harder time not laughing in amusement about someone doing that. I don't find it disgusting, after all it's not like the stuff in your snout is particularly lethal. Little kids manage to live off of the stuff (now that's not such a pretty picture, granted) but it really doesn't kill anyone.

And the solution to Yyz's problem is simple: don't tie your shoes!



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