I don’t think it is a stretch to think that everybody has had the opportunity to have a run in with the booger eater in school, every school had one. And it wasn’t just in High School either, it went all the way down to Kindergarten. There really was no explanation for it, but there they were, eating away. I never did see the attraction; they aren’t tasty looking, they don’t have a savory consistency, and I can’t believe there is any nutritional value. I’ve always wondered if there was something they knew that the rest of us didn’t, but I was never brave enough to do the scientific thing and try it myself. The funniest thing about it is, they could never figure out why anybody would tease them about it. Is it really that big a mystery?
On the other hand, growing up with older brothers, I have always appreciated the value of anything that would save my seat. It gets tiresome always having to wait to go to the bathroom until you are ready to burst for fear that your older brother is going to come along and steal your seat as soon as you get up. It’s not that they want the seat, they just don’t want you to have it. But a well placed booger wiped on the seat makes it a lot less appealing. Even to obnoxious older brothers.