A couple of weeks ago I was driving down Wisconsin Avenue, and while I was stopped at a red light I looked in my rear view mirror to find the gentleman in the car behind me with his index finger firmly inserted in his nose.
I’m talking at least 1/3rd of his finger.
As I reluctantly watched (it was like a train wreck, hard to look away) this man go to town on his nose it made me think back to the other times I’ve caught people in the act of inserting their finger in their nose and it made me think of the following: Under normal circumstances people will not pick their nose in public, however, if they are in their car – all bets are off.
What is it about our cars that make us feel so comfortable? Wait, I’m sorry, not us – of course, I’ve never inserted my finger in my nose while driving…really…<insert uncomfortable pause here>
DS Download: It’s as if our cars create a force-field that allows us to revert back to the days when we thought we were invisible; like a child that covers their eyes and thinks that because they can’t see you – you can’t see them. Our cars are our last bastion of that child-like freedom of being able to do what we want to do. Inserting your finger in your nose is a risky proposition…just like texting while driving – but the boldness of the move says a lot about the person that commits the act:
1. They are social risk-takers
2. They could care less about making you feel comfortable
3. The cleanliness of their nose it a TOP priority, and they will conduct that maintenance anywhere that is necessary to do so.