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Rant: Spitting In Public  
User currently offlineLentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Since when has the act of spitting in public become socially acceptable? It's something I've noticed a lot lately and is really getting on my nerves. I've even noticed people who I find generally smart, level-headed, and polite people, some friends of mine, doing this. And of course, spitting in public isn't just enough for these people. It would seem they get the greatest satisfaction while making as much noise as possible while in the act, leaving no doubt to the amount of phlegm in the spit.

Is it supposed to make you look cool and/or athletic? Maybe, but it doesn't.

Have I gone crazy or has anyone else noticed this alarming trend? Is this an American thing or has it spread further?

If you're one of these spitters, please seek help. Learn to find a sink, or somewhere private at the very least.

/rant

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User currently offlineTransWorldSTL From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Ick.. I hate people who spit in public as well.. I see it all day at work.. Instead of finding a trash can, or at the very least a grassy spot, they spit right in the middle of the walkways where in a couple seconds, someone will walk in it... And they never seem to care who is around..

Six Flags does have a policy to where I could yell at people for spitting, but it's just like telling people smoking isn't allowed.. They apologise, act like they had no idea, then start again as soon as they're out of my sight..


User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

It's prevalent in my high school. Don't touch the walls. = Very disgusting...


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User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

I'm pretty sure I could go down the list of the more prominent Anetters and tell you exactly which ones spit in public and which ones do not.  sly 

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

Years ago, I was invited to visit my half-brother's school for one day. Unfortunately, that morning, he was suspended from high school for spitting tobacco on floor (in classroom) front of everybody! He was the school's top baseball player. Teacher saw the spitting incident and send him to Principal's Office. Father had to come and pick us up.


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User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
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Quoting Lentigomaligna (Thread starter):
Rant: Spitting In Public

These are the same types who blow smoke in someone elses direction, litter, strike up conversations with clerks/customer service workers in stores even though there is a line of people waiting behind them. These types also stand in front of doorways, take up two spaces when parking, yak into cell phones, ... This list could continue for a good bit.

There are two types of people here, the unknowing and the uncaring. Some do these things and don't realize they're being rude. Some know what they are doing but could care less. I read an article written by a psychiatrist in which he summed it up best "There are some people in society whose behavior must simply be tolerated". Sad but true.

I believe inconsiderate behavior is learned and/or tolerated during childhood; "upbringing". I also believe some of the inconsiderate types are capable of changing - for the better.

As for the spitting, it's disgusting  yuck !

Russell



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

Quite common out here.Especially the Pan chewed version  Smile
After the Govt placed a fine it has reduced.But its bad.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Quoting Lentigomaligna (Thread starter):
Is this an American thing or has it spread further?

I think this has spreaded. It has turned into a "national sport" here in Spain, and since this is a "modern, free society" where everyone can do what suits them best (without any concerns about offending others) then everyone spits wherever they want. I have seen people spitting on the streets, inside a shopping mall, in a church, inside the elevator, inside the metro (subway), onboard a bus, at the airport...and all of them were Spanish.

I have to mention also that it's much more common among younger people...those who also often intimidate or attack their teachers and parents on behalf of "their freedom and modernity". They can even kill someone, rape a girl or set your house on fire, but no one can touch them because they're "minors" and if you do so then you are in serious problems...even if it's in self-defence. I don't know how bad this is in other countries but here it has gotten out of control.

I have also heard about a growing problem with the "happy slapping" thing, which has also started to become popular in my country.

Quoting Lentigomaligna (Thread starter):
It would seem they get the greatest satisfaction while making as much noise as possible while in the act, leaving no doubt to the amount of phlegm in the spit.
Is it supposed to make you look cool and/or athletic?

That's what they say. Young kids love to do that when they are with their girlfriends, so they will look like "tough, bad guys" and the girlies will fall for them.



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User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 5):
These are the same types who blow smoke in someone elses direction, litter, strike up conversations with clerks/customer service workers in stores even though there is a line of people waiting behind them. These types also stand in front of doorways, take up two spaces when parking, yak into cell phones, ... This list could continue for a good bit.

There are two types of people here, the unknowing and the uncaring. Some do these things and don't realize they're being rude. Some know what they are doing but could care less. I read an article written by a psychiatrist in which he summed it up best "There are some people in society whose behavior must simply be tolerated". Sad but true.

I believe inconsiderate behavior is learned and/or tolerated during childhood; "upbringing". I also believe some of the inconsiderate types are capable of changing - for the better.

As for the spitting, it's disgusting !

Russell

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Can we include people who throw cigarette butts freely about with the "spitter" group?



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Quoting Nordair (Reply 3):
go down the list of the more prominent Anetters and tell you exactly which ones spit in public and which ones do not.

who does ? and who not ? can you establish a list ?
> or what about a kind of poll ?


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

If the general public had a simple knowledge of microbiology, a lot of disease and illness would be greatly diminished...

http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/VC/B/B/B/H/_/vcbbbh.jpg


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24912 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 9):
Quoting Nordair (Reply 3):
go down the list of the more prominent Anetters and tell you exactly which ones spit in public and which ones do not.

who does ? and who not ? can you establish a list ?
> or what about a kind of poll ?

I think you may have misinterpreted that, ME AVN FAN  Wink



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):
may have

I indeed MAY HAVE done so  Wink wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Can't stand spitting. Gald to see similar concensus here, as I recall a similar thread some months back in which I was completely flamed by a number of a.netters for expressing my disgust of spitting in public, as they deemed it as totally natural!


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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 13):



Quoting Toulouse (Reply 13):
similar concensus

also quite happy to see that behaviours of Anetters apparently have drastically improved within a short time !  yes 


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3499 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

It is very unpleasent to have to swallow nasal discharge or phlem. If possible I try to go somewhere private or discreetly spit it out.


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User currently offlineCLEfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Quoting Lentigomaligna (Thread starter):
Is this an American thing or has it spread further?

I traveled to Seoul, South Korea in February and spitting there is very prevelent. Everywhere you went there were people spitting. They included old people, young people in business suits, middle aged blue collar workers, and grandmothers. They would just spit everywhere, even in the middle of a busy sidewalk.

In Tokyo you see occasionally, but nothing like Seoul.


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