Picture the scene…

…you have met up with a friend at Westfield Stratford* with its 3,000 state-of-the-art parking spaces**.  After you’ve been shopping for a while, you feel a little thirsty, so you pick up a bottle of water, take two swigs, and the throw the bottle into a corner.

A couple of shops later, you hear the call of nature, so you dart into a shop, shield yourself with a handy clothesrail and take a sneaky pee.

And throughout your shopping experience, you sniff, snort and gurgle before letting loose a volley of phlegm onto the floor at your companion’s feet.

Disgusting?  I think so.  So why, as soon as one dons one’s running lycras, does one think it is socially acceptable?  It isn’t, and it is the one aspect of running that I will change should I ever be Queen of the World.


*Other shopping centres are available.

** WTF is a state-of-the-art parking space anyway?  A square of tarmac with white lines and added glitter?

About abradypus

A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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7 Responses to Picture the scene…

  1. …because… Err… No… There’s no because… It’s just rubbish.

  2. plustenner says:

    so true!! I get so angry with how wasteful people are, as you say, they take 2 sips then throw it down

  3. fitartist says:

    Brilliant! I hate it in a race when you end up next to snorting spitting man (usually), makes me speed up anyway!

  4. maggiee says:

    ha ha ha… lol… a point VERY well made! 😀

  5. zoecakes says:

    Eeeew – some people are horrid! 😦

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