As I looked up from my desk and absently glanced at one of my colleagues, I noticed her entire forefinger jammed up her nose. After the initial shock and urge to vomit, it occurred to me that some people do not realize the health risks involved with nose picking. They also don't realize that whatever opinion others have formed of them declines by at least 978.6% after witnessing a nose picking incident.
The main reason nose pickers go snot collecting is that the nose often gets clogged with mucus that catches debris in the air and slightly hardens to form an uncomfortable booger. In an unsophisticated attempt to remove said blockage, some people take their finger and shove it up their nostril and scrape away the hardened detritus to clear the air passage. Not only that, others decide that smearing said mucus pearl on their clothes is just way too juvenile, so instead, they suck it down their throat as an afternoon snack.
Perhaps I am alone in believing that public nose picking is immoral and should be illegal. Think of the germs left on the nose pickers' fingers that touch the door handles, keyboards, phones, and every other shared surface in your office and you might start to agree with me.
If you are a nose picker, for the health of yourself and those around you, there are other ways to dispose of the crunchy mucus gems that bother you. You can go to your nearest restroom and blow your nose with a tissue. I understand that sometimes stubborn snot deposits are difficult to blow out, so if you must force your finger up your nose, at least cover it with a tissue first. However, no matter what, it is imperative to wash your hands with soap and water after you are done removing the offending debris from your nasal area.
I realize that sometimes it may seem cumbersome to get up and go to the restroom to perform the above prescribed procedure. Keep in mind though, not only will you be making your workplace a healthier environment, but you will also preserve any small amount of respect you may have acquired from your peers.
Removing boogers in a meeting and then inspecting them, flicking them, and sometimes eating them would create a very bad image of you by everyone around you.
Now, for those of you that are desperate to get your co-workers to stop contaminating everything they touch with their cootie-ridden fingertips, try speaking to them directly about their bad habits.
Source: The Weekend Globe