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Dublin: 8 °C Friday 18 October, 2019

The Burning Question*: Is it ok to eat on public transport?

Let us distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

In the next photograph their fellow passengers have killed them both.
In the next photograph their fellow passengers have killed them both.
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WE KNOW HOW you feel.

It’s Monday, it’s freezing cold, and the whole week looms ahead.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: From grabbing a quick bit of breakfast on the bus to work to snaffling some chips on the way home from a night out, eating on public transport is a divisive issue.

Etiquette experts say it’s acceptable only when a) you’re absolutely starving and b) the food isn’t too pungent or messy – but are they right? Is it something to avoid at all costs? Or is it fine and people should stop complaining?

What do you think? Is it acceptable to eat on public transport? 

Poll Results:

Depends on how smelly/awkward the food is. (5694)
Ugh, no. Gross. (1521)
Of course it is. OMNOMNOMNOM. (1109)
I wish I was eating food right now. (254)

See previous entries in The Burning Question > 

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