Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Bad Habit Hinderer

Sets stop for fingernail biters, nose pickers, pimple scratchers, etc.
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This large, clear, plastic cone is joined and locked on the neck, covering the head of the offending child or spouse. Its size and stiffness effectively prevents the hands touching the face. Comes with two keys.
FarmerJohn, Jun 29 2002

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Enquire at your local vet. [DrCurry, Jul 01 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Oh, its like a dog-cone thing. No.
[ sctld ], Jun 29 2002

polartomato, Jun 29 2002

       The self-conscious may want to strap on the smaller nose-cone.
FarmerJohn, Jun 29 2002

       What if you become addicted to the cone?
jon3, Jun 30 2002

       You could make it unobtrusive by using electronics, either with an ultrasonic system that warns when the hand is 'too close' to the nose, or a resistance measuring system (possibly incorporating an aversive shock). Could have cleaned up with this one in Victorian England.. Seriously, some forms of influenza have recently been shown to be transmitted by touching doorknobs etc & then the mouth or nose, the subjects involved doing so quite unconsciously.
pfperry, Jul 01 2002

       // Oh, its like a dog-cone thing. //   

       So it'll keep you from licking your own crotch, then...
waugsqueke, Jul 01 2002

       I knew there was a reason for my lower ribs being removed...
[ sctld ], Jul 01 2002

       A simpler solution would be to consistently coat your fingernails with Tabasco(r) sauce.
Matty, Jul 02 2002

       The inside of your nose is (as all cocaine users know) a delicate membrane that takes up chemicals very efficiently. I'm presently in the throes of giving up nail-biting, and I can attest that the yukky tasting stuff I have been painting on my nails is also quite astringent when it comes into contact with the inner part of one's nostril. So, problem already half-solved.
sappho, Jul 02 2002

       I know people who'd need two - one round the neck and one round the waist.
calum, Jul 02 2002

       Several scenarios that flaw your plan: [1] Sleeping [2] Vain people who constantly do their hair [3] Itchy nose [4] Meal times
NickTheGreat, Jul 03 2002

       If god didn't intend us to pick our noses, then why does it fit?
tomarse, Jul 07 2004

       I wouldn't like to have a sneezing fit in one of those.
tomarse, Jul 07 2004

       Had bad habits been completely eradicated I would have never had a second date.
bristolz, Jul 07 2004

       Worst [FJ] idea ever? This is so stupid!
daseva, Jul 02 2006


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