Friday, September 5, 2008
When a person sniffs, they are pulling that mucus, which thier body is trying to expell, back into their body and down their throat.Sniffing is no different than eating snot.I am a lifelong allergy sufferer. Not if you ask my parents, mind you, they still don't "believe in" allergies. Since I can remember, I have had a runny nose, itchy eyes and ears and hives almost everytime I left the house in the summer. When I was tested by an allergist, he was unable to read the sizes of my reactions because my entire arm was swollen into one big hive.I am telling you all of this so that you know that I have experience with sniffing. I have experience with snot that actually pours out of the nose when the head is moved.I do sniffle a bit, if there is an occasion that I am without tissue/tp/hanky. What I do not do is snort up large amounts of snot on a daily basis.There is a person that I must deal with on a daily basis who snorts snot all day long. I can hear the mucus going back into her body. In fact, she snorts so often and so loudly that I cannot help but think that she likes the sound and/or the taste.I have a sensitive stomach. Many times daily, I have to fight the urge to gag on the bile that is rising in my throat as a result of the snot slurping. Some days I cannot bring myself to eat or drink for fear that a snort will echo through the office when I am taking a bite/drink.In January I get a private office again, so I will have a door to shut. What the hell do I do until January though?