Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Foul etiquette


In this modern age, it is surprising that certain people lack even basic civic sense. A sneezing friend recently came so close to my face that I had to run for my life. On several occasions, people nearby used to run helter skelter when he started coughing.
I remember how I was witnessing a soccer match holding a Pepsi glass in my hand. An acquaintance sitting next to me often grabbed the glass whispering “Just one sip please.” I was so embarrassed I had to give the entire glass to him after some time.
I am very sensitive about the use of my own handkerchief. The other day a relative visited home, took permission and entered the wash room. He was back in a minute after splashing water on his face. And without any hesitation, he grabbed my handkerchief placed on the table and wiped his face, thoroughly. Let your imagination run riot on how he would have done this. After he left, I had to discard the piece.
A female colleague gifted me a nice black cap lying that I looked like Shah Rukh Khan when I wore it. As soon as I entered the office wearing that, a coworker picked it up from my head, wore it and flashed a smile. That he was sweating profusely is another matter. You guessed it right. I just gifted the cap to him and walked off.

9 comments:

Fida said...

Foul etiquette, indeed.

Lori said...

Im a germ-a-phobic myself. There is nothing wrong with that. You stay healthy that way. Try working in a hospital. I used papertowels to open all doors. With so much out there, you cant be too careful. Thanks for stopping by my blog:) Happy WW.

Indrani said...

Such people exist and too late to educate them on this matter too.

humanobserver said...

I am completely agree with Indrani that such people exist across the world and too late to educate them on this matter too.

Kadri said...

Scientists has come to the conclusion that people that are often exposed to bacteria are also healthier and has a lesser risk of getting certain types of cancer.

I don't care what they say. I have a very poor immune system because one of my many illnesses and I don't want to get sick all the time. People can be so inconsiderate even when they know that they are dealing with a person that needs to avoid getting infections. I'm not sure if they are simply stupid or if they are just evil.

nituscorner said...

You just spoke my mind.....i thought of this in a lot of occasions and am actually glad that my views are shared with many.

Fida said...

Here I am again. I just had to laugh (although I was pissed...). Right now I was in a store and in comes a "friend", pulls my hat from my head and puts it on his... Those monkeys are everywhere :-)
BTW: did you read the news about "Happiness is contagious?". http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081205.wlhappy05/BNStory/lifeFamily/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail

Sneha said...

I just get irritated when my roomie opens my personal mail.:(

Onkar said...

You have given good examples of how people can benefit from lack of etiquettes.