Taking the tube to work this morning reminded me of my pet hate – women applying make-up on public transport. It makes me wanna go:
A note on hygiene:
It’s not so much the act itself that annoys me, as long as you don’t pluck your nose hairs/eyebrows or spraying perfume all over the place, you’re almost ok in my eyes (yes, I’m judging! 😦 ), but after applying foundation with your hands and not a brush, I’m yet to see a woman clean their hands with a wipe or a tissue. And then you touch all sorts of surfaces with these hands. Which is why I prefer to stand on the tube and not hold on to any of the hand rails – I’ve developed an amazing balance and tube-surfing skills.
I wish you just sanitised your hands after this procedure! It also puts me off seeing some women’s dirty cosmetic bags and tools – a brush or a sponge that’s never been cleansed. Saying that, I do find it fascinating and cannot stop staring how the eye make-up gets applied on shaky trains and perhaps I’m secretly wishing you’d accidentally poke your eye with that mascara or eyeliner.
I agree, it’s a skill and I’m not even saying make-up shouldn’t be done in public but I think if we invented an official ‘public transport make-up etiquette‘, there should be a clause in there saying ‘you shall not put other commuters off with your unhygienic application of make-up‘.
Am I the only germ-freak out there? What are your views?