First of all, I would like to announce an astonishing event:
Discobot was right! The title of this topic I’m starting, partly in the memory of the old one on the late lamented snopes boards, “Things You Shouldn’t Need To Tell People”, actually is similar to – in fact almost identical to – the titles of two much older threads. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen that warning pop up something that really was similar.
However, one of them died in 2002, and the other in 2010. And while I considered reviving the 2010 thread, I found that would seriously tempt me to try to open an argument with somebody from 2010; and I probably shouldn’t need to tell myself not to do that. So instead, here in a brand new thread, is my current candidate for a Thing You Shouldn’t Need To Tell People:
At a farmers’ market, or for that matter at a grocery, do not shove your naked nose (whether or not there’s a plague on) right into the middle of six bunches of herbs that you are not going to buy in order to get a better sniff at them.
(At the market, I’ll actually cut you a couple of leaves if you ask.)