People being gross in public: what do you/would you do?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

No, I don’t say anything.  Usually I’m trying really hard not to throw up.

One time, I was working as a cashier at a grocery store.  The customer I was serving stood there and it sounded like he was working up this massive, disgusting loogie.  It was so bad I was scared he was going to spit on the floor or something.

Post # 4
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1788 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wouldn’t say anything, because I wouldn’t want any crazy to get all over me from the blowback. I’d probably struggle to ever have an appetite or go back to that produce section again, but no, I wouldn’t say anything. With that much going on, that woman is beyond being helped by a comment from a concerned stranger. But like you, I would have looked for an employee to mention something to. After all the blood-borne pathogen training I’ve had in my life, I could never just shrug off something like that. 

Post # 6
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2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

usually when someone loogies on the ground, i will be like “gross!” as i walk by.

one time only did i actually confront someone. i was working register and this customer came in and kept coughing into his hand… his hand that was holding his money. over and over. then he comes to the register and hands me the money. i said “i just watched you cough all over this money and now you hand it to me and i’m supposed to touch it?” his response? “it’s just allergies, i’m not contagious.” that’s not the point!!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ewww gross! There have been a few times I have seen someone be unsanitary with my food and I just tell them I dn’t want it anymore (at the deli and at Subway). It drives me nuts ESPECIALLY at Subway. They wear gloves then they take them off to handle money. Then they touch the outside of a new pair with their dirty hands. ANd then they touch your food. Ummm…okay? I think not.

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