WTF?? Really?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
15042 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

And this is why I hate touching anything in public and am obsessive about washing my hands while out…

Post # 3
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

I get what you’re saying. I’ve been around adults that don’t even cover their mouths when they cough. I get all tense and my eyes are practically bulging out of their sockets.

I also get that feeling when I see people walk out of the washroom without washing their hands. Or even if they just give their hands a super quick rinse without any soap. Gag. 

Post # 4
3940 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Ugh I hate that too. I’m a teacher and the amount of times I go behind kids spraying Lysol and using Clorox wipes is ridiculous. I’ve had kids sneeze or cough all over on one of my Chromebooks while using it, and all it took was me spraying the keyboard down with Lysol while they were using it for them to get the hint. I stared them straight down and didn’t say a word.  They coughed into their shoulder the next time.

Post # 6
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - City, State

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missmollybee :  mom of 3 small children. This would gross me out. I also tell my children repeatedly not to touch things. They all do it because they are small curious humans, but it’s your job as a parent to say “please don’t touch things. We are not buying any of that”. Its also our job as parents to say “cover your mouth/nose” or pull them away from FOOD DISPLAYS. Some parents are morons though. They don’t even wipe their kids nasty boogers noses. I don’t like other people’s kids most of the time,lol.

Post # 7
144 posts
Blushing bee

I am always amazed and disgusted at adults who think nothing of coughing and sneezing without covering their mouths and noses.  As for children they will only cover their mouth if they are taught. Unfortunately, there are plently of parents who feel that this is not important.  I had a daycare for several years and started teaching then around two. I If you can tell me all the colors of your Legos and that you have a poop filled diaper (as if I couldn’t smell you) than you can learn to cover your mouth.  Plus they learned to cough into their elbows really got a tickle out of doing it.  Four is too old not be be firmly told to cover her mouth. I bet her mother doesn’t cover her mouth either.

Post # 8
10390 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I had my 6 month old in her carrier (facing out) in the mall last week and she sneezed all over some poor guys arm. I apologized profousely but at that point what can you do? 

But yeah, definitely teach kids to cover their mouths. 

Post # 10
7853 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Kids. Are. Disgusting. 

This grosses me out just thinking about it!

Post # 11
110 posts
Blushing bee

Ugh, terrible. Also, why do some who do cover their mouths, cough into the palm? Like when I’m on the bus and someone is coughing into their palm and then immediately grabs the pole… So bad. Always into the elbow. 

Post # 12
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Scotts ~ Walnut Creek

This is why I don’t care much for buffets or public transportation. Gross kids like this who aren’t taught to do better grow up to be gross adults. The kind that don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom, openly sneeze or cough over food and touch food with their bare icky hands then put it back. I saw someone dig for gold in his nose then casually wipe it on the seat next to him on the train once. 🤢 Never leave the house without disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer.

Post # 14
955 posts
Busy bee

Early childhood is a really important state to instill good habits…that mother is being rather irresponsible to not even mention that she should cover her mouth. 

As for the covering mouth with palms, thing…I mean, it isn’t as good as a vampire cough, but it’s better than nothing and making the germs airborn. At least if you touch something someone else touched with their germy hands, you could wash your own hands afterwards. I wouldn’t recommend teaching kids to use their hands though; that’s how I was taught to cover coughs and I’m still working on breaking that habit in favor of my elbow. 

Post # 15
5397 posts
Bee Keeper

That’s disgusting and it bothers me too. I cough in my elbow but its automatic after working with food though. 


I wouldn’t expect a 6 month old to cover their mouth. Lol. It’s one of those things that just happens. It’s a baby! Side note can’t believe your baby is 6 months already!! 😊

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