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to put my make up on on the tube?!

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WineAndPizza Thu 22-Sep-11 10:45:42

I would rather have 5 minutes extra in bed than almost anything - if I could shower on the way to work I would do. I almost always leave the house make up free and put it all on while I'm on the way to work.

My friend stayed over the other night and travelled in with me - she was totally unimpressed with this and thought it was really weird. I do sometimes get some odd looks from commuters too. I don't see the problem. Anyone else?

Although I did see the error of my ways this morning when I bumped into my neighbour on the bus and had to chat away with him while trying to avoid looking at him. Difficult. So AIBU and a lazy slattern? Or is there no problem with this?

LeBOF Thu 22-Sep-11 10:46:59

Why not take your ladyshave and do your armpits while you're at it? Or clip your toenails?

TrillianAstra Thu 22-Sep-11 10:47:37

As long as you don't stumble and stab me with your mascara YANBU.

AKMD Thu 22-Sep-11 10:47:52

YABU, 'tis common. <whispers> The tube is so bumpy, how do you do eyeliner?!

diddl Thu 22-Sep-11 10:50:41

Seems at bit "look at me" tbh-but if you don´t care, why do you care what other´s think?

ShatnersBassoon Thu 22-Sep-11 10:51:32

It's a bit weird, but harmless enough. People will stare, and wonder why you couldn't sort it out before sharing a small space with them or why you can't wait until you get to work, but you don't seem to mind about that, so carry on.

ragged Thu 22-Sep-11 10:51:58

Oh dear OP, it's so dreadfully Common, don't you realise? wink

Sirzy Thu 22-Sep-11 10:53:38

Why not go out in your pjs and get dressed on the tube to?

Seems odd to me for the sake of 5 mins I would rather do it when stationary!

mousymouse Thu 22-Sep-11 10:53:40

yabu, I don't want your powder on my jacket! can you not do it when you get into work?

Vallhala Thu 22-Sep-11 10:56:45

It's bad form and bad manners but it's your face, your make-up, you're harming nobody so you do as you damn well please matey!

It was, I believe, way bak 100 years ago that a starlet caused a huge rumpus for applying lipstick whilst in the theatre. Shouldn't we have moved on by now? After all, we have in far more unpleasant ways, eating in the street, peeing and worse in public, drunken behaviour... surely a bit of make-up applying is the last of societys worries?

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 22-Sep-11 10:57:56

Yanbu. It is 100x less offensive than eating kfc, listening to loud music, yabbering on your phone, picking your nose, stinking of bo, begging for money, busking, masturbating, urinating, vomiting, vandalising, stealing, groping and all the other anti social things I have seen people doing on the tube.

SnakeOnCrack Thu 22-Sep-11 11:03:10

I saw someone clipping their toenails on the tube once, BLURRRRRRRRRRRG!

I wouldn't want to do all my makeup on the tube but I have been known to adjust/apply blusher etc on the tube if I'm running late or something.

mrszimmerman Thu 22-Sep-11 11:04:33

i don't like it I must admit.
I prefer it, obviously, to the heinous eaters, chompers, shouters, loud ipodders, stinkers, drunks and the violent. But that goes without saying!

I think putting on make up looks intimate to me, a bit like watching anyone do intimate things, picking, scratching readjusting. I'd prefer not to see it but I wouldn't go on a march against it, there ARE worse things but that doesn't make it right imho.

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 22-Sep-11 11:05:21

I've seen a surprising number of ladies plucking their facial hair on buses and tubes - and I'm not necessarily talking eyebrows either hmm.

Icelollycraving Thu 22-Sep-11 11:05:29

I always watch with fascination (I'm a make up artist). I think a quick lipgloss & freshen up is ok but I don't like to see the whole process.

redexpat Thu 22-Sep-11 11:09:43

I'm with you OP. Would much rather have 5 minutes extra in bed. Am impressed that you can physically apply makeup whilst on the tube though!

NinkyNonker Thu 22-Sep-11 11:12:40

I haven't done it and wouldn't (what would my grandmother say!) but I wouldn't really bat an eyelid were someone else to. I used to have to start my commute so early I can sympathise with you.

Faffalina Thu 22-Sep-11 11:13:17

Amazed anyone would even notice. I spent all my tube journeys stuck in a book or fast asleep.

Put makeup on at home and you get to spend the journey sleeping wink

Faffalina Thu 22-Sep-11 11:14:23

bibbity that's just grim

auntmargaret Thu 22-Sep-11 11:15:00

I do this. So, YANBU.

TheControversialJessie Thu 22-Sep-11 11:18:53

Wouldn't care in the least. I do get annoyed by car drivers doing their make up at traffic lights for obvious reasons, but that doesn't apply to you as a tube passenger.

Ephiny Thu 22-Sep-11 11:19:05

Don't mind people doing this (am quite impressed at their dexterity sometimes), but am a bit hmm at anyone filing or trimming nails or anything that involves some 'waste product' like that. The worst thing for me is people spraying perfume or other scented stuff, gives me a headache in a stuffy enclosed space.

EmpressOfTheFucknuggetOceans Thu 22-Sep-11 11:22:05

Yanbu, I get far more annoyed by people playing music.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 22-Sep-11 11:22:09

Hate it, really hate it. It's harming me when you flick your powder all over me or force me to wear the same perfume as you. I had an early commute too when I got the train and I did mine at work when I got in. I still do, except I drive in now thankfully.

EmpressOfTheFucknuggetOceans Thu 22-Sep-11 11:27:22

Yes, powder-flicking and smells would definitely be annoying... so would smelly nail varnish. If those aren't involved then still yanbu but yabu if not.

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