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Another random poll: handkerchiefs

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Peter McFerrin, Mar 3, 2006.


Do you carry a handkerchief?

Poll closed Jun 1, 2006.
  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  2. No

    37 vote(s)
    88.1%
  1. Gentlemen of TalkBass, do you agree with me that a man isn't fully dressed without a handkerchief in his pocket? Or is this just another example of how I'm becoming a young fogey at the ripe old age of 23?
     
  2. I agree, I usually have one, except at school. I could get suspended. Same for my pocketwatch, that tiny chain is considered dangerous. Tsk Tsk.
     
  3. What? How the hell could you get suspended for carrying a hankie? Do you go to school in Compton or Pomona or something?
     
  4. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    No, I don't carry a snotty, disgusting rag on me.
     
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Never leave home without one , just like a pen , wallet , watch, knife and rosary beads.
     
  6. Ditto, sans the knife and rossary beads.
     
  7. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Don't use hankerchiefs. If I'm out, I either just sniff it back up or snot rocket...
     
  8. As disgusting as that sounds, "snot rocket" made me laugh out loud (oooo, an Internet rarity! I didn't use LOL) Okay, so the word "poop" in the right context make me giggle too.


    Hanky? No, not me. I only find them necessary if I have a cold and will usually just make sure I have some tissue, napkins or a small dog around.
     
  9. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Nope.
     
  10. Thursday

    Thursday

    Nov 24, 2005
    Bronx, New York
    Same, just no hankie.
     
  11. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I just can't do it.

    I remember my father carrying one usually, and he'd sometimes ask me if I was carrying one.

    YMMV, but the concept of a hankie really gags me. :)
    I'll use the other techniques mentioned here. :)

    [you got me laughing out loud on snot rocket, too. :) ]
     
  12. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    No. Use Tissues. There is no frikin way my wife is washing my dirty snot rags. :spit:
     
  13. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    snot rag no, fancily folded pocket square in a suit, yes. it makes the suit.
     
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yeah, you can use 'em to blow your nose, wipe your forehead, dry a lady's tears, all of the above in any order.

    No, I don't carry one. That's why god gave us Kleenex.
     
  15. stu FORD

    stu FORD

    May 22, 2004
    you sir, are a funny one. probably the funniest thing ive heard all day
     
  16. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY

    +1
     
  17. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I sould carry something, I have some pretty unpredictable allergies.
     
  18. Handkerchiefs? Queers.

    :p
     
  19. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    They gross the hell out of me.

    I am partial to carrying around a small pack of tissues though. Allergies 4TW.
     
  20. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    For me, I think it's part of the suit, but nothing else. And I don't always have one, depends on the situation.

    For me, snotrags are a nono. Suck it up and spitting it out works for me :)