However, before you start using the subway train as an extension of your washroom their are a few absolute no-no’s when it comes to personal grooming etiquette habits that should never be done in public as published by the Huffington Post:
1) Clipping Toenails. Between the crusty feet and flying hang nails, these are the makings of a brutal public brawl.
2) Filing Nails. We don’t want embarrassing dandruff flakes on our LBD, so what makes you think we would like our clothes covered in nail shavings?
3) Flossing Teeth. It’s just better if mouths are kept closed.
4) Cleaning out your ears. The only wax that we can get down with is the kind that makes up our scented candles.
5) Popping Pimples. Not only is this gross, but you can potentially do more harm to your skin by busting that zit.
6) Looking at the contents of your Kleenex. Blow. Fold. Toss. OK?
7) Curling your lashes. Why would anyone risk using a potentially dangerous tool near one’s eyes on a crowded subway or bus?
8) Spraying perfume. You may be a girl that adores floral scents, but the guy sitting next to you could get into a heap of trouble with his lady if he returns home smelling of White Diamonds.
9) Putting on full makeup. We can appreciate a stylish compact, but there’s no need to whip out your tiny mirror and give everyone else a makeup tutorial.
10) Painting your nails. The fumes alone are enough to unleash someone’s bad side.
11) Inserting eye drops. We’re all for minimizing any signs of last night’s party, but take care of this before heading out the door.
12) Putting on lotion anywhere besides your hands.Dry, ashy skin is a bummer, especially in the winter. But it’s better to lotion up at home then in public. No unwelcome glances wanted!
13) Applying deodorant. It is disrespectful (in our opinions) to subject your neighbor to a whiff of your underarm funk even if you’re handling the situation.
14) Removing nose hairs. If we don’t want to see what’s lurking inside your snotty tissue, what makes you think we’d want to know what’s going on up your nose?
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