Post # 1
So FH and I went to the store this afternoon, and there was a lady who had some kind of sore/scab on her face that she was holding a tissue over as it bled. Kind of gross but I figured as long as she isn’t touching anything, no problem. But then she proceeds to crumple up her tissue and start feeling up the produce! I couldn’t believe it! How do people not know that’s not ok?!
I thought about saying something, but decided against it. I probably should have mentioned it to a manager because that’s not sanitary, but how awkward would that be? I looked around for a manager and didn’t see one, so I didn’t do anything, except side eye her…so maybe she got the message. Her kids were also snacking on nuts, presumably that they hadn’t paid for from the bulk section. I’m always surprised to see people who seem oblivious to social norms.
So, would you say or do anything? Or just peace out?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@angeluscado: haha omg that’s gross!
@Taeyers: I know–I’m not very confrontational, but I’m also not one to let stuff like that go. I could really only see 16 year old stock kids around, and I figured they would be way less prepared to deal with something like that than me, so it didn’t seem promising. If we weren’t in a hurry, I would have looked around more, but I was also so grossed out I just wanted to leave.
Post # 6
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
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.
Post # 8
@rosworms: ugh that’s gross!
@LovelyLaura: yeah I agree! Maybe I’m more OCD about germs than most people, but seeing something like that just takes my appetite away. We *think* this lady got there when we were almost done, so I don’t think she touched anything before we did, and she didn’t have anything in her hands before that, so hopefully we’re in the clear. Still gross, and makes you wonder what other gross things people do and get away with :/