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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 TheJournal.ie HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.

Possibly.

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?

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


Poll Results:

Depends on how smelly/awkward the food is. (5695)
Ugh, no. Gross. (1522)
Of course it is. OMNOMNOMNOM. (1109)
I wish I was eating food right now. (254)




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