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Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Mon Apr 08, 2002 3:01 pm

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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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Mon Apr 08, 2002 3:55 pm

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.
 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Mon Apr 08, 2002 4:57 pm

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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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Mon Apr 08, 2002 5:06 pm

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?

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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Tue Apr 09, 2002 4:35 pm

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?

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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Wed Apr 10, 2002 3:23 am

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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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Wed Apr 10, 2002 2:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Wed Apr 10, 2002 2:57 pm

.......Hmmm....Could come in handy if you run out of ketchup! Big grin
 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Fri Apr 12, 2002 2:05 am

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....
 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Fri Apr 12, 2002 9:44 am

Yeah it's gross. However, I have a constant runny nose and you gotta do what you gotta do!
 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Fri Apr 12, 2002 10:51 am

>>> 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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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Fri Apr 12, 2002 12:35 pm

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!
 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Fri Apr 12, 2002 12:52 pm

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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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Sat Apr 13, 2002 5:11 am

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...)




 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Sat Apr 13, 2002 5:29 am

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!!
 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Sat Apr 13, 2002 9:44 am

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...

 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Sat Apr 13, 2002 12:25 pm

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?
 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Sun Apr 14, 2002 2:24 pm

 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Sun Apr 14, 2002 2:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Sun Apr 14, 2002 3:12 pm

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!
 
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RE: Nose Blowing At Dinner Table

Sun Apr 14, 2002 7:35 pm

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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