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“Jaw With John” – Veggies Are Gross

Today, while shopping in the produce section of the grocery store, I saw a man pushing a shopping cart. He pulled out a handkerchief and gave his nose a big, productive blow with both hands.

Without stopping to de-germ his hands, he proceeded to push the cart over to the lettuce section and handled several heads of lettuce, with both hands, before selecting the one he wanted.

I was disgusted. Not only did this man touch the shopping cart handle with his germy hands (a cart that others would use throughout the day), but he also touched food that other customers, including myself, were going to buy.

I wanted to say something to him but didn’t know if I should. Would you have said something? If so, what? — Disgusted Shopper

Dear Disgusted:

If you hadn’t seen him do it you still would’ve walked right over there and picked up a head of lettuce, taken it home and washed it anyway. Right? I mean, that’s what your supposed to do with produce. It’s not super clean when it’s picked, shipped, packaged, unboxed and then placed in the store so it’s your job to take it home and wash it.You just witnessed the #1 reason to wash your produce at home.

The stores do provide the disinfecting wipes for the shopping carts so you can AND SHOULD wipe down your cart, if you’re not doing so already.

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“Jaw With John” – Snot Your Problem, It’s Theirs

Is it polite to blow your nose at the table? Would it be wrong of someone to ask a person not to do that while people are eating?

I am having a major blowup at my house over this. Please settle! — Grossed Out

Dear Grossed:

It’s not polite. Sometimes people sneeze without warning (like myself, because I have seasonal allergies) but if someone is sick or has a stuffy nose and is constantly blowing it around their food and yours, then it’s high time you blew them a little GTFO and tell then to do it away from the table.

Who in your family says it’s OK to blow your nose at the table while people are eating? WTF is wrong with their noses? If I’m inhaling a lot of mucus and snot and my mom can hear it she sternly tells me to “Blow it”. So I get up, reach for the tissues and blow my nose AWAY FROM THE TABLE! I suggest you tell your family members something similar.

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