Tonight I went to spin class and about halfway through I realised the woman beside me had been constantly blowing her nose. Is there some polite way to ask someone if their disease is contagious?
Because I’m a quiet, polite person, I spent the next 20 minutes ignoring her and trying not to breathe in her direction but a very big part of me wanted to get up and change bikes, moving right away. And another part deep down inside wanted to jump up and yell at her to get her filthy infectous body away from mine.
I’ve spent months over winter wracked with colds and flus and finally I’ve had a run of NOT being sick, so this selfish, diseased woman has to sit herself beside me even though there were plenty of other bikes, even though she could have stayed at home — and now I’m sneezing and feeling a little feverish.
I hate these people. Fair enough, sometimes you have to leave the house with a cold or flu, but you never have to go to spin class. I bet she was all ‘look at me, I’m such a brave soldier, exercising when I’m sick.’ Arrgghh, I want to beat her around the head with housebricks.
She didn’t even spray her bike down with the disinfecting spray when she finished. She just wiped it down and left the germs for the next person.