9. Brushing Your Hair
Taming your tresses is an activity that is best done in private. Giving your hair a good brushing can dislodge loose hairs that can cling to bystanders or even end up in their food. Interestingly, Rocky Mountain Barber points out that in the 1950s, it was common and acceptable for men to whip out a comb to keep their pompadours well-coiffed. Nowadays, you may want to avoid offending others by ducking into a bathroom or making sure you are well away from others before grooming your hair.
8. Coughing or Sneezing into Your Hands
When you gotta sneeze, you gotta sneeze. However, to avoid spreading the germs that cause illnesses such as the cold or flu, the CDC advises using a tissue. After coughing or sneezing, place used tissues into a wastebasket. Next, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. Sometimes, a sneeze or cough comes on when you don’t have access to a tissue. In this case, keep germs away from your hands by coughing or sneezing into the crook of your elbow. During cold and flu season, wash your hands well and avoid touching your nose or eyes to prevent illness.
7. Flossing Your Teeth
Your dentist would be proud to know that flossing your teeth is a regular part of your dental hygiene program. The American Dental Association recommends using floss or another interdental cleaner at least once each day. However, this activity should be performed in the privacy of your home or bathroom. Running floss between your teeth not only looks unattractive, but it can also cause you to fling flecks of food and spittle from your mouth. Furthermore, there is the question of what to do with a piece of used floss while in public.