Gross things people do in public

  1. I have to share this story because it was the strangest and most disgusting thing I have seen in a long time.

    Last night I went to a charity event for the local fire dept that was held as a cinco de mayo party outside a bar at the local mall. Because it was outside and there was a big turnout, there were about 5 portable potties lined up for our use, and considering the amount of coronas and margaritas people were drinking, they got a lot of use. One of the firefighters who was running the event had been there all day and managed to get a parking spot about 10 feet from the potties.

    At some point in the late evening, some friends and I went to stand in line for the potties and we noticed two young girls standing over by the firefighter's truck (it clearly was a firefighter's vehicle, because of the IAFF plates and stickers, although admittedly I don't know if I would recognize the symbols if I weren't familiar with the fire service). The firefighter's wife was standing near me and was suspicious of the two girls so close to the brand new vehicle, so she ran over and told them to keep away from her husband's truck. Suddenly one of the girls lifted up her dress, squatted down *facing us* and the potties not 10 feet away, and urinated right next to/on the truck. The wife was upset (it's a brand new truck) and told them to quit, but then the second girl did the same thing! I couldn't figure out if I was more disgusted by the actual act, by their proximity to the actual toilets (the line really wasn't that long), the blatant disregard for the wife's concerns, or the fact that they were looking straight at us while they did it.

    We wound up telling the guy his truck was violated, and when the girls later tried to gain entrance to the party, he (with backing from the bar management) refused to let them in. Hopefully they have learned that urinating on someone's vehicle (regardless of occupation, but especially if the vehicle is the one who is letting you into the party) in a public, well-lit parking lot, mere yards from restrooms, is not the smartest thing to do.

    Anyone else witnessed anything equally disgusting and inappropriate in public?
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   CRNI-ICU20
    people who pick their noses in their cars believing no one can see them....
    people who adjust their underdrawers and other parts in public....
    scratch themselves like a dog going for a flea farm in public
    oh...and the sleazo guy who grabs the woman he's with by her boobs or her butt in the produce section of the grocery store....gee whiz people...GET A ROOM!
    or the ones who have about twenty face piercings, (they look like they fell over in a tackle box!) and they are tonguing one another...fish hooks and all...ewwww! in front of you at a movie theater....makes me want to bounce popcorn off their little pin heads!
    I have witnessed people dropping their drawers and pooping right on the beach...ewwww! It always struck me as ironic that there was a leash law and a pooper scooper law....for dogs....but apparently nothing was in writing for people who poop on the beach! yuck.
    really makes ya want to go swimming doesn't it???bleh.
  4. by   Cherish
    Yup I hate people who pick their nose (car, store, etc.) and people who pick their ears. EWL!!!

    It was funny yesterday me and my boyfriend watched Spiderman 3. Spidermans grandmother or Aunt, forgot what she is, was making tea. She goes into the fridge to get some cream and before she opens the box picks her ears and then opens the box and pours the cream FROM THE SAME HAND.

    After the movie my boyfriend was like did you see when she picked her ear? LOL I was like yea that was nasty didn't you see me look at you when she did that!
  5. by   DutchgirlRN
    Those are stories are both gross and disgusting. You would think they could get arrested, hey, that is indecent exposure isn't it??? Yuck!!!

    This wasn't exactly in public but disgustingly gross...years ago when I worked OB we used to give a fleets enema prior to delivery. This woman expelled her fleets in the bedpan and it was swarming with worms! She had several different types of worms. We had to put her baby in isolation. Soooo gross, I'll never forget it.
  6. by   NurseyPoo
    I hate when people PICK anything in public! Gross!

    I actually just saw 3 things at the grocery store yesterday!

    1 - A guy placed a finger over his right nostril and blew snot out of the other nostril. Right in front of several of us. After he did this he looked at us like we were the weird ones.

    2 - While in the produce area a woman sneezed right over the top of the lettuce! An older woman looked at her and said "That was absolutely disgusting" and the woman who sneezed snapped back "Well, I had to sneeze!" Well, cover your mouth and face then!

    3 - On my way back to my car a younger woman did the throat clearing thing, really loud and wet and coughed up a huge clam and spit! A few people just stopped in their tracks (including me) and stared at her in disgust! She did not care at all...

    So, this was my most recent experience with the disgusting things people do in public. I think I am traumatized from the simple act of grocery shopping!
  7. by   UM Review RN
    How about the visitor to the hospital cafeteria who was eating samples of all the open trays of food - with the same fork?

    Oh, and of course, this was the gent who was visiting the C. Diff patient and refused to gown up while visiting.
  8. by   CHATSDALE
    makes you cringe when you stop and think what you did NOT witness

    dutchy, what ws the purpose of the fleets and could the baby have intestinal parasites from mother???
  9. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    makes you cringe when you stop and think what you did NOT witness

    dutchy, what ws the purpose of the fleets and could the baby have intestinal parasites from mother???
    The fleets went to the wayside along with shaving off the pubic hair. The thought was to make the "operative area" if you will, as clean as possible prior to the episiotomy.

    No the baby wouldn't have intestinal parasites but the doctor, if I remember correctly, figured this woman was so filthy, dirt on her feet, etc...that he wanted to make sure the baby didn't have anything contagious or develop a temp. She was from way out in the boonies, no prenatal care, this was like baby number #8.
  10. by   muffie
    Quote from NurseyPoo
    I hate when people PICK anything in public! Gross!

    I actually just saw 3 things at the grocery store yesterday!

    1 - A guy placed a finger over his right nostril and blew snot out of the other nostril. Right in front of several of us. After he did this he looked at us like we were the weird ones.

    2 - While in the produce area a woman sneezed right over the top of the lettuce! An older woman looked at her and said "That was absolutely disgusting" and the woman who sneezed snapped back "Well, I had to sneeze!" Well, cover your mouth and face then!

    3 - On my way back to my car a younger woman did the throat clearing thing, really loud and wet and coughed up a huge clam and spit! A few people just stopped in their tracks (including me) and stared at her in disgust! She did not care at all...

    So, this was my most recent experience with the disgusting things people do in public. I think I am traumatized from the simple act of grocery shopping!
    poo, congratulations, you just grossed me out

    the first time i ever saw a man "clear" his precious nostrils a la # 1, i honestly couldn't believe what i had just seen, and he did both nostrils consecutively, in a small city close to where i grew up, OMG, like did he really just do that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

    some people should not get out of bed

    some people should not leave their houses

    my spoiled cats have a helluva lot more dignity than that

    oh my oh my

    the muff has spoken
  11. by   CRNI-ICU20
    at least cats have the common dignity to at least cover up their excretement.....can't say the same for humans....ewwww.
  12. by   Soup Turtle
    The line to the bathroom never seems too long when you're not the one who REALLY has to go. I've never gone on a vehicle, but....well, anyway...

    I went to eat at a buffet the other day (gross in itself!) and this woman scraped butter off a buffet butter knife with her finger, LICKED IT, and then scraped it with her finger, again. Then, she stuck it back in the butter. GROSS!!!!!
  13. by   Medic2RN
    I was at the gas station yesterday and witnessed this man insert his finger into his nose. He must have had something there because he began to wiggle it all around. Another vehicle pulled up beside him, a friend I guess....he pulled the finger out of his nose and shook the guy's hand with the same nosepicking hand.
    It was pretty gross to watch, yet mesmerizing at the same time!
    There's nothing else to do when filling your tank!! HAHA
  14. by   Cherish
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    The fleets went to the wayside along with shaving off the pubic hair. The thought was to make the "operative area" if you will, as clean as possible prior to the episiotomy.

    No the baby wouldn't have intestinal parasites but the doctor, if I remember correctly, figured this woman was so filthy, dirt on her feet, etc...that he wanted to make sure the baby didn't have anything contagious or develop a temp. She was from way out in the boonies, no prenatal care, this was like baby number #8.
    EWL!!!

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