…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?