I’m asking this because I don’t know anything else in this world that brings out the most vast difference in extreme reactions in people. Heh.
I mean, some I know don’t care about it. They’ll just shrug it off and, hell, even do it themselves…while others I’ve seen REALLY really get mad and pissed off at this, almost to the point where they want to take the book and hit the person in question over the top of the head for doing it.
Me, I reside somewhere in the middle. It does gross me out a little bit, but I won’t usually say anything.
So tell me then, if I came into your house, read a book of yours and you caught me doing this (the ol’ licking my fingers before I turn a page), what would you do? Based on your reaction and what you’d do, I’m pretty sure I’d be able to tell where you stand on this.
I got over that kind of thing very young when my Mom would lick tissues and use the saliva dampened tissue to wipe the occasional smudge o sumtin off my face. Sharing glasses, cans, and bottles used to skeeve me a little but I got over that too.
Saliva enabled page turning isn’t even a blip on my radar.
I would visibly twitch for the next five minutes and kindly ask for you to NEVER touch one of my books again.
Im the kind of person who can do anything to my books myself, but if they come back from a friend with even a little dirt on them I never let said friend borrow a book ever again. Comes from letting a friend borrow a pristine condition book and getting it back with a distinct shoe print on the cover and a few pages elmer glued back in.
I would be confused. I never understood the licking fingers thing to begin with…how hard is it to turn pages? And I would think it was a bit rude, to do to someone else’s book. I don’t care about germs but I’d think it was a bit inconsiderate.