Etiquette Friday – Eating When TravellingBy Angela Marshall, 22nd Jun 2012
It’s Friday and the day I request you join me in my campaign for 2012 to change “Casual Friday” to Etiquette Friday”, to get people and companies involved. If we consciously make an effort every Friday then hopefully it will become a habit every day. I challenge you to make one small change a week and by the end of the year let’s hope we have a more pleasant and positive society.
Eating When Travelling
I find it alarming seeing people eating whilst travelling or walking in public places, especially when travelling on the underground. I am not talking about a bar of chocolate or a snack bar but an actual meal. It is even worse when the meal is smelly such as a take away or even an orange or tuna sandwich.
Some people even eat a meal travelling on the run such as on the escalator to the underground. The worry is you are in front of them and the food tips over you. Not only is it impolite and inconsiderate but I am sure it is bad for their indigestion and may well cause heartburn.
I can understand that people, in an ideal world would have time to sit down and eat a proper meal, but for some, who have to travel a lot and are short of time to catch a train or bus and they need to grab something to eat when and where they can. However, at least be in a seat to eat and make it non smelly food that can discreetly be eaten and ensure you take your litter with you.
Eating in public might not be taboo these days, but it doesn’t make it any more pleasant for everyone else. In Singapore eating and drinking on Public transport is banned altogether perhaps we should consider it in Britain as well.
What do you think?
Etiquette Friday – at least consider avoiding eating on public transport every Frida, that would be a start!
Picture credits: http://eatrio.net/2011/09/that-is-not-lunch.html