24 February 2009

"He's got a ticket to ride and he don't care" --The Carpenters version (so the pronouns work)



We had a lovely meal with four dear friends Saturday night. I could tell you about the friends or the restaurant (tasty middle eastern yummies) but you'd be all *yaaaawn* so instead I'll tell you about the disgusting thing I saw on the way to dinner.

We were riding the Metro and someone got on at the airport, lugging bags, and plopped himself and his bags down in a seat facing me. It's not like I wanted to look, but there he was, in front of me.

So, as I watched, he took a pack of tissues out of his bag and, one tissue at a time, he blew his nose, inspected the results, folded it over, and dropped the soiled tissue on the silver top of the heater next to the seat. Tissue after tissue. Luvly. There was quite the pile by the time he was ready to exit the train.

Did he take his disgusting rubbish? He did not. Much better to leave it for the next person. Niiiiiice.

What is wrong with people? It's one thing to be disgusting in the privacy of your own car. But in a busy, public subway car? Ewwww.


PS Only a few days left to vote people. Surely you can clicky-clicky on my little poll.* You know, if you want. Either way. Doesn't matter. You know, if you're here anyway.**

PPS Things are getting a little hectic for me and I'm about to be traveling quite a bit (including a conference in FL next week--where my FL peeps at?) so if I disappear off the blog for a bit here and there, know that I am okay (or stuck looping in the nightmare that is the "It's a Small World" ride. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Make it stop! Make it stop!) and totally not ignoring you. 'Cause how could I ignore you? You wonderful you. You wouldn't leave snotty tissues on the Metro.***


* I did NOT call you Shirley.

** I see you lurking, Sri Lanka guy. Or gal. Or bot.


***That's one of your best traits. You should put that on your business cards "Won't leave snotty tissues on the Metro!" Just sayin, lead with your strengths.

15 comments:

Lemmonex said...

I truly think that sometimes people think they are invisible.

fiona said...

Tut Tut. You should have yelled out "Hey eejit ye forgot yer SNOT"
I need to give you my number so you can call me at times like this and I'll yell! Yes indeedy I will!

f.B said...

But.. but.. but I wanna be close to Disney World; though, no: not at that blasted Epcot Center ride.

LiLu said...

I once saw someone throw away their flosser-thingy on the Metro. After they flossed with it.

I call that klassy with a K.

emma said...

I WAS eating my cheerios. Guess I'm done with b-fast. Looking to slim down anyway...

And we wonder why people aren't willing to give up their cars? Hmmm...

Matt said...

Because who doesnt like boogers?

Some little kid is going to have a blast all because of him!

Kate said...

Um, where can I get one of those soap dispensers? Real boogers are gross, but that thing is cool!

Have I said too much?

Mike said...

He was probably a bioterroist. Hope you got out of there quick.

AbbotOfUnreason said...

"I could tell you about the friends or the restaurant (tasty middle eastern yummies) but you'd be all *yaaaawn* "

Well, I *was* interested in the restaurant and yummies, but that was before the rest of your story...

Titania said...

I am trying to think of something witty to say, but I am in shock, the only thing I can think of is eeewww. So, here it goes, EEEEEEEWWWWWWW.

PS: Was your "hunger" level affected by this?

PPS: Agreed, that nose-soap dispenser is very cool, in an icky sort of way

restaurant refugee said...

What does it say about me, or society, that I am sadly less moved to outrage by this grotesque behavior, than I am towards jealousy at the cool soap dispenser?

D.C. Confidential said...

I would have stood up, walked to the end of the car, called the train operator and said, "Hi. I'd like to report a passenger who's leaving behind some kind of biohazard on the heater." That woulda fixed his wagon. Idiot. Some people were never meant to leave the pond scum.

lacochran said...

Lemmonex: I truly wish sometimes they were.

Fiona: I actually debated this. But if you'll do it for me next time that'll be great!

f.B: You can take my place in line. The LONNNNNNNNNNNNNNG line. That wraps. And wraps. And wraps.

I like the animation but the "world"? Been there. Done that. No interest in supporting the Mouse House as an adult.

LiLu: Throw away or drop? And, ew.

Emma, AbbotofUnreason: Sorry. Should have included a warning.

Matt: You are all silver lining, aren't you?

Kate: The source of all things great? The web?

Mike: Probably and we did.

Titania: I blocked it out until blogging time 'cause I'm all about experiencing the ew for my readers.

Restaurant Refugee: If this is your soap dispenser, I'm not using it. Just sayin...

D.C. Confidential: Ooo, interesting approach. I like it! But how would they get to him before he vanished into the crowd?

Zandria said...

I HATE DISGUSTING METRO PEOPLE!!!! I mean, really, what the hell???? I wish someone would have said something to him, like, "Dude. Are you REALLY going to leave those there?"

lacochran said...

Zandria: Me, too. Alas, Fiona was on the wrong coast.