This tale prompted 13 more stories of hilariously unseemly behaviour in public
Hattie Crisell was so taken aback at the behaviour of the chap opposite her on the train that she shared it on Twitter.
Shout out to the man sitting opposite me on the overground, who produced a can of Green Giant sweetcorn from his bag, cracked it open and is now using Doritos to ladle it into his mouth, intermittently stopping to sip sweetcorn juice directly from the can. #missedconnections
— Hattie Crisell (@hattiehattie) September 8, 2018
And it prompted a whole bunch of other people to share their own tales of people doing stuff that was sometimes inappropriate but always memorable.
I sat next to a lady in Milan, with my expensive and unsatisfying lunch and watched her take out a tiny tin of sardines and a half baguette. She used the oil from the sardines to soften the bread and used her fingers to eat each sardine. Genius and oddly fascinating.
— Susan Stewart (@The_Mighty_S) September 9, 2018
Nearly beats my man on the bus eating a tube of liver paté like a banana, punctuated by cheese and onion crisps.
— Owen Cochrane (@oh_cochrane) September 9, 2018
I was once at a seminar, and when we broke for coffee, the man next to me brought a large mango out of his briefcase and cut it open.
— SavannahGirl (@Idontphotoshop) September 9, 2018
This reminds me of the time the woman opposite me on a train table seat took out a pack of wet wipes and rigorously swabbed her arm pits. https://t.co/OWNsWayWRK
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) September 9, 2018
Bloke on the last train to Kingston from Waterloo seraneded packed carriage with style councils Long Hot Summer. As nobody showed any appreciation he put his hands down his trousers, tore out his yfronts and chucked them out an open window. Don’t think it was Paul Weller
— Surfin Dead (@surfindead91) September 9, 2018
And the time I saw a chap on the No 38 bus eat a whole soreen like it was a mars bar..
— Bob Scott (@TheRealBobScott) September 9, 2018
On a works evening out for a curry, one of my colleagues’ husband having finished his very hot curry asked to borrow her napkin and proceeded to use it to wipe his armpits at the table while people were still eating
— GDB (@AGrahamBrown) September 9, 2018