Monday, 10 July 2017

The Old Habit

If you’re having a meal right now I would suggest that you finish it first, before reading this. Just trust me on this.

Honestly, I felt the need to blog about this because it happens so often that people think its fine to do it in public! Seriously, this is what happens when someone is too engrossed in what they’re doing. I mean it’s good to be giving your fullest attention to what you’re doing but that’s only if it’s for all the right reasons!

I was feeling under the weather about a week ago and so I decided to head to the clinic to get myself checked. I never liked visiting hospitals or clinics, not that I’m against them but I just don’t like being the patient. Anyway, the waiting queue was pretty long and I found myself sitting opposite a father & his daughter (not sure who was the patient). Since it was going to be a long wait, I decided to go to the convenient store next door to grab a quick bite. I bought myself a bar of green tea flavored kitkat (It’s the best I tell you and if you’ve not tried or even heard of it then click here)  and promptly returned to the clinic, sitting in the same place.

When I was to about to unwrap the kitkat, something made me look up and, WAIT before I say anything further, I need to ask you this. How would you feel if you saw someone picking their nose and then eating it? 

Exactly what I thought! The young girl in front of me was doing just that! The worst part was what her father did as he watched her. Nothing! She was really going for it. It was as if she believed there was gold hidden somewhere deep within her nostrils and of course she didn’t stop there; she had to stick her ‘findings’ all over the clinic wall. 
Arghhhh I swear the OCD in me was going nuts.
 
Honestly, I wouldn’t blame the girl for picking her nose in public; it’s the parent’s duty to teach their children about personal hygiene and ignoring that just comes to show how much attention is given to the subject. Dear parents, there are other kids who also visit the clinic and kids being kids, they will want to touch & play with everything they see. 

Another similar incident was when I was having dinner at a seafood restaurant. A family of five was sitting around a table at the far end of the restaurant and after having their meal, the father’s fingers were in his nostrils & then it went straight to his mouth! Aiyo why la, why? Was the dinner not fulfilling? He didn’t even bother to use Kleenex or even wash his hands after. Thank god I was done with my meal. 


Most of us do it, but few are willing to admit to it. If we get caught red-handed, that would be a shameful and regretful experience. I mean come on, there are only a handful of people who would disagree that picking one’s nose in public is something to be frowned upon and eating the waste, well that’s plain gross. Now I’m not saying nose picking is completely unacceptable - just don’t do it in public.

Yes picking one’s nose is a normal thing but what can you do to prevent the itch of doing it in public? Do it when you’re in the shower or washroom and remember to wash your hands with soap after. Make it a habit so you wouldn’t need to do it in public and if you happen to see a friend doing the deed, address it immediately but please do it with grace – offer them some Kleenex or wet wipes. 

Let’s make the world a cleaner & more hygienic place to live in. It all starts with us. 

1 comment:

Melissa Garcia said...

So true. I am a mom of 2 boys and i cant stress how important hygiene is. Dear parents, please be sure to teach your kids the practice of good hygiene so that our kids will live in a cleaner world.