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Cold Season

Discussion in 'Time for Tea' started by Kindler, November 11, 2019.

  1. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    Winter's coming and with it the season of coughs and sneezes. There is nothing more irritating than someone on public transport or in the office, spending all their time sneezing and sniffling away and refusing to blow their nose.

    So, what's the etiquette of carrying around a pack of tissues and offering one each time they start up?

    Is it the sort of thing you can do and expect thanks for, or is it a passive-agressive statement that you just want the person to sort themselves out and stop disturbing everyone else.

    Some advice would be useful, because the trains are packed this time of year and full of ill people. It's either that or a bunny mask and headphones to keep the flu at bay.
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Member

    Doesn't sound very British, I'd thought you'd just ignore it and bury your head in a book instead.

    There's plenty of people in the office either ill or snuffling around and the box of tissues someone bought it has already been depleted.
     
  3. CatInASuit

    CatInASuit Administrator Staff Member

    You know it's amazing the number of people who have now started to work from home at the first sign of any sniffles.

    I don't mind actually, stops the rest of the office coming down with something and it means they can do some work as well.
     

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