Tonight, two questions of ethics and etiquette:
1. You're a woman in a rush. Time is running short, and you haven't done your make-up yet. Do you spend a few extra minutes in the privacy of your own home or do you take your kit onto the subway and use a compact to apply your foundation, eyeliner and lip gloss in front of everyone? (I'm not talking about just touching up your lipstick here; I mean the works.)
2. You pull your clothes from the public washers in your apartment building's basement laundry room, and look for a dryer. There's one about to finish its cycle. It clicks to zero, and you wait for its owner to arrive. Minutes tick by. Two, three, five, 10 minutes ... No owner is in sight, and there's a seemingly clean folding table available on which you can lay out the absent person's dry clothes. Do you carefully switch out the finished load to start drying your wet laundry or wait patiently for the owner arrive and claim their clothes first?
Comments and responses are welcomed.