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Using toothpicks in public .... is it worse if you try to hide it behind your hand

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SpoiltMardyCow Thu 11-Feb-16 15:19:28

Wondering...... toothpicks are kind of gross to use in public IMHO, but somehow, hiding it behind your hand look worse to me..... (what's going on in that excavation back there!).

hellsbellsmelons Thu 11-Feb-16 15:28:11

I use my earring and people tend to be a grossed out.
I know when I went to Turkey we were told it was really rude and we had to put our hand to our mouths.
I do tend to try to cover my mouth though as it does look gross!

whois Thu 11-Feb-16 15:31:13

It's not ride in turkey, it's rude everywhere. Gross.

Go to the bathroom to pick rancid bits of rotting food out of your teeth.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 11-Feb-16 15:33:56

Agree that it's bathroom activity

Should not be done in public at all

RortyCrankle Thu 11-Feb-16 17:47:15

Wait until you get home FFS. I agree, really gross.

Littleallovertheshop Thu 11-Feb-16 18:25:53

I agree and was thinking this at an event today where toothpicks were provided on the tables...

Aposey Thu 11-Feb-16 19:34:02

A colleague sits with one in his mouth for hours after lunch, picking away and twiddling it, holding it in his mouth like a cigarette. He can't grasp that it really is revolting, and I don't want to have to talk to him while he's flicking bits of his lunch out from between his teeth! Euuuugh! Maybe if he hid it it would be slightly less gross, or at least I could ignore it rather than being constantly faced with it.

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