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Discussion in 'Commuting' started by aembleton, 20 Dec 2016.

  1. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    In urban areas however the spit and snot don't necessarily land on a verge or hedge. It can land on other people

    I'm not sure people do only spit for some spurious reason
    In China, for example, it seems to be the norm to hoik up half a lung (lots of smokers) and spit on the pavement or anyone passing. Utterly disgusting.

    Just because many people do it, it doesn't make it acceptable. Plenty pf people, especially males, pi$$ in the street, is that acceptable?
    mjr likes this.
  2. I'm sure no-one is defending that.

    We're not talking about pissing in the street (although, given that huge numbers of middle-aged male cyclists stop to piss in hedges on rides that may be a topic for another thread).
    Spitting cyclists are a common phenomenon - we all know that, else we wouldn't be talking about it. These same people do not, I'll wager, generally spit much at other times, so we might conclude that it is something to do with the exercise that makes people fill up with mucus. That's certainly what it feels like for me.

    But ultimately you are asking for some people's yuk reflex to take precedence over other people's bodily comfort. I'm not sure why one should be given greater consideration than the other. But I repeat that I would expect consideration and toleration all round.
  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Because me using a simple tissue will not resolve my yuk reflex about others spitting and snotting but can easily their resolve their bodily discomfort ;)
  4. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Warm insulating membrane...Nice
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I wonder if some people here fart whilst in a group.
  6. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    Keep a handkerchief in your jacket pocket. Even I can blow my nose while riding through London traffic. It isn't hard to do, even when wearing Lidl £5 ski gloves.
    aembleton likes this.
  7. united4ever

    united4ever Well-Known Member

    Sums it up for me
  8. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    Personally, I don't like inconsiderate twats lobbing lumps of gob at me and leaving pools of it on the pavement. I'm a delicate soul. You all have throats. Why not swallow your own slime?
  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I'm sure they do. Generally farts don't launch bodily fluids and excretions in the direction of others, just pongy gas
  10. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    So it's only the density of expelled bodily molecules that offends you?
  11. Regulator

    Regulator Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

    Farts don't carry disease.
    vickster likes this.
  12. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Bodily molecules and fluids unnecessarily expelled in public, without the use of a tissue
  13. Oldfentiger

    Oldfentiger Über Member

    Pendle, Lancs
    Spitting and snotting in public is a disgusting habit imo.
    Years of motorcycling with my head encased in a full face helmet taught me that it's not necessary.
  14. RRCC

    RRCC Über Member

    you can tell this isn't yacf, spit and swallow on the same page and still sfw
    Siclo likes this.
  15. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    Only when on the front , although you soon find yourself at the back .