Thursday, August 9, 2012

Things That Annoy Me Thursday: Spitting In Public

Ew.

Why?

I was walking behind this guy and he tilted his head to the left and spit onto the ground.

Why must people spit in public? Why?

I’ve seen countless men do this. Do they have extra saliva or what? Do they think they have to leave their mark? Sort of like when a dog pisses to mark his territory? Is that it?

Do women think it’s sexy?

I don’t.

When I see someone spit on the ground I want to grab the person’s face and shove it into the spittle they left. As it is I can’t do that because A) I’m short and could never reach a man head and B) I don’t want to be arrested for violence. Even though the guy technically started it by leaving his DNA all over the sidewalk.

I seriously don’t understand though. Why do men think it’s okay to do this in public? If they must spit, can’t they stick a tissue in their pocket and do it there?

I especially don’t get why, if they have women, that they aren’t stopped. If Tom dared to hock a loogie in front of me, I’d smack him on the head and ask what his issue was. I was behind a couple and the guy did the spit thing and the woman acted as though it were…normal. She just calmly stepped over her man’s white mound. (Okay, that totally sounds dirtier than I intended…)

Here’s my PSA:

IT’S NOT NORMAL. IT’S GROSS. YOU ARE MAKING THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU CRINGE AND WANT TO RUB YOUR FACE IN YOUR MESS.

Ahem.

Sorry.

But seriously.

Stop it.

28 comments:

  1. Also? Clipping your nails in public. If you have a broken nail, fine. But do your regular grooming at home! (I've heard it done in church before!!)

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  2. I gagged a little reading your post. Spitting in public is vile. So, so, so gross.
    I totally agree. Let's make them rub their face in it!

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  3. And then how could you ever KISS that mouth?!?! Never

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  4. I couldn't agree more. Spitting in public is absolutely disgusting. Especially when they guy has a wad of chew in his mouth - GROSS. Ugh, yuck.

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  5. Amen sister. It is absolutely disgusting...I run and I see men runners do it all the time at training and I want to vomit a thousand times over when I see it and have to step over the white mounds!

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  6. It is pretty gross. I'm pretty sure I would punch my husband in the face if he did that in public...gross.

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  7. Spitting is so so gross! Unacceptable. Didn't their mothers teach them manners?

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  8. I hate that too! It's absolutely disgusting. Unfortunately I grew up in a community where that kind of stuff is commonplace. Ewww.

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  9. Definitely a pet peeve of mine. I saw a guy spit on the rubber paving at a playground once. There were kids crawling and running all over that place. Makes me shudder a bit.

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  10. Do you ever say anything? Maybe a loud 'that is gross, isn't it' to Na or just to the person doing it. Speak up! Let them know it's bad.

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  11. First of all, I absolutely agree. It is utterly disgusting. And I don't understand it either. Why can't they just swallow? OH- homophobic gesture? I don't think I've seen a gay man spit like that. No wait, I have. Nevermind.

    And I had to chuckle at JoeinVegas because he said "Na" instead of the whole name. Is Natalie still doing that?

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  12. Yuck! Definitely a pet peeve of mine.

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  13. Sooo gross! I hate hearing them work that thing up from their throats. I gag. seriously.

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  14. I agree! It's gross! Not sure why some people think it's okay...

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  15. It's disgusting. And that whole phlegmy sound - makes me shudder.

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  16. I completely agree! Spitting is such a disgusting, filthy habit. I am not sure how/why people find it acceptable. Maybe when people lived in the country and would spit coming out of the outhouse, but even then...

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  17. Ugh, I hate people spitting in public. What I find mildly annoying (compared with the fact that they're spitting at all) is when they spit on the sidewalk when there's perfectly good grass feet away. As in, if you have to be that disgusting, at least camouflage it in the grass and don't leave it just sitting (spitting...) there for all to see.

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  18. Males here in Australia do it. Whether they be footballers, people on the street, anyone walking along or doing something.

    It's gross!

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  19. As a Texan, I must say tis gross and not cute.

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  20. Yes. This. Exactly. How not to win a woman? Be a spitter. Don't we learn that in preschool?

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  21. I agree. Gross. Boy fluids should be kept with the owner, or disposed of privately.

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  22. Men and their disgusting habits. Yuck.

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  23. Yes, it's gross! And I can never get it why they do it...

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