Any issue comes with its fair share of bad jokes, but what if you don’t get the difference between when’s the right time to joke and when its not. This Aussie woman certainly didn’t because here’s what she did. She ‘corona-coughed’ at a fellow passenger in a train when he ticked her off. That too in the midst of a global coronavirus outbreak.
It’s common decency to cover your mouth when you cough anyways, even if it’s not a ‘Corona-cough’. While the world is geared up with masks and armed with sanitizers, a woman in Australia was called out by a fellow passenger for coughing in his face.
“I did not open my mouth when I coughed, I coughed inside my mouth,”
It is advised that anyone with coughing or have flu-like symptoms should get tested to determine if they are COVID-19 positive.
“I don’t have the pandemic.”
This viral clip shows how the whole incident went down:
Yet this woman didn’t take too well to the advice and went on to ‘Corona-cough’ in the man’s face again, the second time on purpose.
“Are you serious? Did you just cough at me? … I asked you politely to cover your mouth and you coughed at me.”
Of course, it all turned into a full-blown verbal spat. Soon enough furious netizens were dropping their two cents.
If this woman in the office coughs…ONE MORE TIME…
Jus coronaring up the place
— BarefootPapii (@JayDaSilvaSurfa) March 10, 2020
I agree she's awful and i dont get why ppl are ok with it,,, not me!
— Debbi (@mee_Deebi) March 9, 2020
I agree. Vile personality coming from this ignorant woman.
— Stig (@StigStigster) March 9, 2020
Nothing to do with age, everything to do with manners. Basically just a rude POS.
— Raven Madd (@MBottroff) March 9, 2020
Then there were some people that were actually okay with it.
no that woman needs to cover her mouth when she coughs..
— Amber.K (@AmberX994874) March 9, 2020
Beat me to it! Man with virus and germ laden fuzz mouth is concerned about others coughing!
And good luck safelu wearing a P2 mask!
— It doesnt make any sense. None. (@rrogerramjet) March 9, 2020
Corona Dos and Don’ts
To add to that, this isn’t an isolated incident as a flight passenger coughed at a flight attendant too. What were people thinking, doing this out of spite?
Thai airways crew puts Chinese woman in a head lock after she intentionally cough on a stewardess.
Fucking cruel & stupid Chinese. pic.twitter.com/CVdpuN2GAm
— Long (@NamemeansDragon) March 11, 2020
What followed was complete chaos as the Thai airline management went overboard. The woman was put in a headlock and removed.
Things to keep in mind
So here’s what not to do in public when people are freaked out about this viral pneumonia:
- Don’t deliberately cough at someone. They really might put you in a headlock
- Cough into your elbow. Your hands are germ-laden and should be nowhere near your face
- Carry tissues for when you have to sneeze/cough in public.
- Wear a mask in public places. Not everyone is polite enough to cover their mouths