Ok, so grossed out the last few days on the Washington, D.C. Metro system.
This (see above) is what I was sitting next to this morning on the train.
And last night was even worse, I was about to sit on one of the seats, and this nice man stopped me.
Someone had actually spit on the seat--and just left it there for another unknowing person to sit in.
Thankfully, I was saved this indignity, and ended up sitting somewhere else.
But later on the train, I saw someone jump up and start cursing--apparently, he had sat right in it.
I saw another guy offer him a handkerchief, which was quite a nice gesture, considering.
At the same time, I saw a lady on the train wearing one of those surgical masks that cover your mouth and nose--maybe not the worst idea under these ill conditions. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)