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How to Pick Your Nose in Public Without Getting Caught

This topic was an exclusive through hub pages much to my surprise but then again it wouldn't be if people didn't perform searches for it. I wrote this article from the side of humor as I just can't be sure that anyone would really be searching an article on concealing your nose picking would really be searching for a serious article on the topic. Possibly I am wrong and if so please let me know in the comments below. For now read on to find out just how someone can hide their nose picking escapades in public.

  1. Covering your face - Whether it is winter and you wear a large scarf or you just wear something on your face as a fashion statement like Micheal Jackson this can stop would be viewers of you notorious picking. It may simply appear that you are arranging your selected head or face gear. Of course the key is to not be arranging it constantly it could draw more attention.
  2. Head on the desk - At school or work one could simple put their head down on their desk with one are around the top. If anyone notices simply tell them you have a headache or are simply not feeling well. Either way you can sneak a hand from beneath your desk and proceed with a nose picking good time. Again be cautious you don't want to get caught by your boss with a finger up your nose. At the very least he may not want to shake your hand again.
  3. In The Car - Not exactly in public as you are in your own vehicle but you never know what pedestrians and other motorists can see. At night it is a snap as it is just to dark to see into the car so those boogers don't stand a chance. But during the day you have to be on the ball to conceal such a pastime. Use your overhead visor for concealment. You can move it to your side window or pull it down in the front window. Just make sure you don't cause an accident. The last thing the police need to hear is that it was an accident due to nose picking.
  4. On The Bus - If you take public transit keep these words of wisdom in mind. People get on and off a lot so you may only need to fool watchers for a short time. If the seat in front of you is vacant you could rest your forehead on it and go at it.
  5. The Quick Nose Rub - This is merely sliding your hand back and forth across your nose and quickly sneaking in a good pick. This works if don't periodically. Depending on the crowd around you adding a few sniffles or a coughs can validate the rubbing. People will often be OK with the rub if they realize you have a cold and think little of it. Some are even courteous and look away to give you some privacy or feel sorry for you a bit because you have a cold.

There can be a few things to keep in mind with this activity as well. For every pick there will inevitably be a wipe and where are these boogers going? Under the desk, on a seat, in your mouth? I can't stress enough that this isn't something you really want to get into only out of. Sooner or later people are going to find out and then you'll be known as that guy. So do yourself a favor and get help to quit. Otherwise you'll just go through life with your finger stuck in your nose.


Candle Hour (author) from North America on December 16, 2012:

Gypsy Rose Lee - lol, true true.

Candle Hour (author) from North America on December 16, 2012:

peachpurple - well, hope it helps, the article that is, not the nose picking :)

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Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 24, 2012:

Voted up and funny. I gave up this habit once I left childhood and if having a bad cold returns me to this habit I do it in the privacy of my home. Kids of course don't care and you'd think the way they go at it in public they would break off their little fingers lol

Candle Hour (author) from North America on November 23, 2012:

peachpurple - glad you could laugh about it and your secure enough to admit it. Thanks for commenting :)

peachy from Home Sweet Home on November 23, 2012:

Funny and useful hub. I pick my nose when i am at home. I don't do it outside in the public nor in front of my kids. Bad habit shouldn't be caught!

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