should be completely unnecessary to mention anything about the subject of
wastes in the context of not offending others, but as the 20th
Century has wound down, public displays of the basest sort have become
commonplace. Miscreants of
every stripe continue to make a public display of casting off their wastes
– from fingernail clippings to worse – despite a host of witnesses or
persons who may be immediately offended.
not clip your fingernails in public and then discard the clippings on the
floor. Medical science has
demonstrated that human fingers, and in particular the underside of human
fingernails, to be absolutely nasty.
Therefore, when you cut your fingernails or toenails, dispose of
the clippings in a trashcan. And
do it at home.
is sad that this should have to be addressed, but such is the decline of
manners today that it cannot be ignored.
Flatulence should never be detected by another, be either sound or
smell. If you have a “gas
problem,” then you should remove yourself to the restroom; after all
that is why these rooms were built. Obviously,
if one is in the woods, in one’s home or otherwise unable to affect
others by this activity, then what you do in private is your business.
tissues were invented largely for the polite and hygienic removal of nasal
wastes. Use them.
Do not go “digging for gold” in public as this effectively puts
you on the same level as zoo animals.
And most assuredly do not dispose of such wastes such that others
might actually come into physical contact with them.
coughing, cover your mouth. When
sneezing, make every effort not to spray others or their property.
people are so devoid of basic concepts of decency that they see nothing
wrong with relieving themselves in public places.
One would think that everyone that has reached adulthood in this
country would know that such behavior is grossly unacceptable.
It is a basic fact of nature that all people have to urinate, but
we do not have to put on public demonstrations of those facts.
put it bluntly, do not urinate in public outside of a restroom.
This is particularly true of swimming pools and other public
swimming areas. In a world
where we understand as much as we do about communicable diseases, it is
more than just a matter of manners. It
could affect someone’s health.