Please stop doing it, men!

Please please please.....don't make me suffer this again!

I ran the Fanø half marathon yesterday - part of it 7km on the beach in storm force headwinds. I kid you not! As I was running about 5 metres from the man in front he decided to completely empty the contents of his very snotty nose, turning his head slightly sideways into the wind to do so. His snot rammed me straight in the face. Lovely.

Please men, why do you spit up the contents of your lungs or blow out the contents of your nose without checking if there is anyone around?

OK - I know it's not all men who do this, but please if you are one of them think about the person behind.

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    That's snot funny.

    A bit of awareness and discreet snot rocket firing is required here I think.

    I've only fired a couple of snot rockets and that was because a fly thought my nostril would make a nice place to stop. 
  • Now that is funny Mick image

    But not you SP13 image

    Personally I'm not a spitter or a rocket launcher, but I see people coughing one up or launching, without looking where it's going to land, why is that?

    Hopefully you haven't caught anything image

  • I am a regular snot rocketer, but as a rule only when there's no-one else around (just in case I end up hitting my own leg and looking like a bit of a tit). If there are other people around, I would have thought it was common courtesy to check who is around and where you're firing your rocket (so to speak).

    On the plus side, if you get good at it, you can aim for small dogs snapping around your ankles image

  • Was overtaking a group of runners on my pushbike the other day and received exactly the same treatment.  Gross!!!!  image 

  • Is it just a bloke thing??  I love a good snot rocket / spit when really necessary but only when there's no one within distance.  How disgusting.

    Talking of gender generalisations, can anyone tell me whether I'm allowed to eat Activia yoghurt?  According to the adverts they're a medical remedy for overweight middle-aged women with bloating problems.  So I feel a bit guilty eating them but the rhubarb flavour is bloody lovely.  image

  • Nope, its certainly not just a guy thing.
  • Definitely not, Phil, I am a laydee sossidge image

    Having it land on your face though... image

  • I've never understood why laydeez buy all these fancy yogurts because of bloating problems. Save your money and just let out a massive great fart. Works for me!
  • image Lol Muttley
  • SP13 hope you told what forimageimage
  • Yep, I'm in the 'let it rip' camp. I knew someone once who was so paranoid about her new bf hearing her fart that she used to go into the next room and pull her cheeks apart so it wouldn't make a noiseimage

    Mr.S has never had to worry with me. Although he has threatened me with a cork on a number of occasions...

  • Ah, Mrs Sossidge, you are a woman after my own heart image

    My mum used to quote what she insisted was a traditional scottish folk saying;

    "Where e'er you be

    Let your wind gang free"

    Says it all, really.  Simple, yet profound....

    (oh, and I might have known Muttley would turn up on this thread image)

  • *joins Mrs Sossidge on the laydee snot rocket bench*

    A highlight of my IM training was to master the art of the underarm snot rocket on the bike without getting it on your thigh! image

  • Hehehe love running/cycling cos I'm allowed to dispense with the pretence of being lady image

    But I would move out of the way and aim downwards to snot rocket in a race. ewwwwwimage

  • *waves to Thelma* image
  • Hello Sho!

    My granny used to add 'be it church or chapel, let it rattle' to that...!

    Nam, how in the name of all that is green did you manage that? Half the time I still end up hitting my own ankle and that's just running!

  • The Divine Sossidge wrote (see)

    Nam, how in the name of all that is green did you manage that? Half the time I still end up hitting my own ankle and that's just running!

    Move your head as if you're trying to look under your arm and behind you.  Pinch nose at bottom and blow hard!  It should fly under your arm pit and behind you.  If it's running down your thigh or ankle you need more oomph behind it!  image
  • I might blow my brains out image
  • Those yoghurt adverts used to puzzle me because they always featured women but now I know why because my male friends all know the secret to relieving 'that bloated feeling'.  I guess they can't advertise that though, there'd be no revenue unless the govt start to tax methane expellation.
  • UltraCas (Thelma) wrote (see

    Hehehe love running/cycling cos I'm allowed to dispense with the pretence of being lady image


    I don't actually believe there's a less lady-like hobby than running..........

    lets see.......sweating like a pig, panting like a dog, high powered snot-rocketing, mid-race bowel explosions, and the dreaded side-lines pavement pebbledash.

    I sometimes wonder why I bother image 

  • I think I am learning as many bad things as I am good from this site!!
  • If the govt introduced a methane tax, I'd be bankrupt within days!
  • AmyO wrote (see)
    ....mid-race bowel explosions, and the dreaded side-lines pavement pebbledash.
    I'm clearly NOT working hard enough.... image
  • I wouldn't bother either Nam......it's not pleasant

    re: the mid-race bowel explosion though - that was a one off thankfully

  • i try to keep my farts like my snot rockets,discreet(not silent but deadly) wait till i'me well free from bodies

  • Barnsley Bomber wrote (see)
    SP13 hope you told what forimageimage


    Hi BB. It was so windy I couldn't catch my breath to give him a rolicking, but I did try to remember his face so I could talk to him at the finish line but didn't see him.

    It was gross and I hope he wasn't coming down with anything contagious. image

    Farting and sweat and so on I can live with - can't really hold them in when you are running, but a courtesy check over the shoulder (or under) would have been a good idea.

  • Nam wrote (see)
    AmyO wrote (see)
    ....mid-race bowel explosions, and the dreaded side-lines pavement pebbledash.
    I'm clearly NOT working hard enough.... image

    Me neither.  I did a half yesterday and the smell of puke by the flowerbeds near the finish was overpowering. image

  • So lets see folks: Farts, sweat, snot, puke and poo......

     Just another typical day on the RW forum

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