questionsdoes it bother you when people spit in public? if…

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There are laws against that in some countries.

Sure, it's gross. It doesn't bother me too much though. I was lucky enough to not be too sensitive to this, when I moved to China. Not only do they spit in the street there, but they blow snot-rockets, and frequently have their children urinate in the street/sidewalk as well. To them it's just a part of life.

After living a year with that, coming back to Western culture and the occassional glob of saliva in the road was easily tolerable, haha.

It does bother me when people perform things, in transit, that they should have taken the time to take care of in the bathroom of their own home. Like clipping their nails, putting on makeup, tweezing eyebrows, applying deoderant, etc. It's not that its gross, really, I'm just annoyed by people who don't have the sense or time management to take care of those things out of my field of vision.

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What really disgusts me, is when you go into public restroom and people seemed to have "relieved " themselves on the floors, walls, toilet seats etc.. I have unfortunately come across some unspeakable things in public restrooms. I have banned my children from using public restrooms because of this.

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Yes, it bothers me. It bothers me that people have not been taught to value common property. It bothers me that people have no consideration of what is not theirs personally, or even theirs. It bothers me to see garbage bags left in the middle of the street, fast food wrappers and cups left on the sidewalk, and even dog poo left where people can't help step in. We have become a nation of self-centered pigs! (/rant)

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Being brought up in Catholic school and attending Catholic church,

I was taught in doing this was spitting in the face of the creator and mother earth !

Both, not good when the day of reckoning comes.

Also, agree with the dog poop, along with people leaving dirty diapers wherever they please !

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Texting while driving. It's even illegal here and they still do it. Incredibly annoying, especially when they cross into your lane, or don't go at a just-turned-green stoplight. I also don't care for the people who speak REALLY loud into their cellphone in public places. The level of self-importance some people display is staggering.

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I do think it is gross and so are snot rockets.

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It's disgusting and is a known and proven vector for disease. I always had a rule when I was coaching kids soccer: no spitting on my field. Period. Too bad adults aren't as easily persuaded as kids.

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When walking down the streets of Dodge City, Kansas, make sure you don’t spit on the sidewalk as it could lead to a hefty fine. Historically, lots of spitting is what is believed to be the culprit for the TB outbreak in the 1890's. So any anti-spitting laws were public health based.

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The other day, when approaching a store, I was blocked/mesmerized by a nicely dressed young woman, who was elaborately hocking up a loogie. And I do mean elaborately, she put her whole body into it. While blocking the entrance, she managed to produce several, but the really funny thing was, when she was done, she held the door for me. Which, by then, was just confusing.

I find the practice disgusting, and one of the myriad of reasons I leave my street shoes at the front door.

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It bothers me a great deal when people shoot up movie theaters killing and injuring lots of people.

Spitting? Yeah, not so much.

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It bothers me when people share their pet peeves in online deal forum question sections!. Ha see what I did there?

But seriously. Does spitting count eating sunflower seeds? If so I'm out, I spit the shells out my car window all the time.

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@gideonfrost: When I was a wee lad, my dad was walking around the corner of our house whilst eating sun flower seeds. He spit one just as he was rounding the house, and my sister walked right into it, right in her mouth.

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@gideonfrost: I agree, what about sunflower seeds at a ball game?
OP, Not to take over your question. It was the first thing that came to my mind.

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What disgusts me is when someone spits on the sidewalk, with grass/mulch 3 feet away. Children run on driveways, sidewalks and parking lots (often in bare feet) and having them step in your spit is incredibly unkind...I wish people would be more considerate.

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It's icky, so yes. (I'm not good with icky things.)

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Spitting in public is gross. Not as gross, but pretty annoying to me, is when somebody pours coffee onto the street at a stoplight. Why not pour out your unwanted coffee at your destination? Nobody wants to drive through your mess and get sugary sticky crud all over their car.

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@nosty: Pretty sure your example is more of a universal thing that bothers people. Not like you're going to have two big opposing factions to debate over whether people are in favor of random violence, as people who aren't bothered by that kind of stuff are sociopaths who don't care about anybody's suffering. So, glad to see you're not one of them.

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I'm not really bothered by people spitting. In high school, instead of smoking, the cool kids dipped, so spitting wasn't a big deal. I do agree with @boydrew that spitting on the sidewalk, while you could have turned your head just a few degrees to spit in the yard is disgusting.

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I find it pretty gross but alas, my guy of 10+ years does it and it's something I've given up on trying to change about him. At least he usually tries to aim for the gutter or the base of a tree.

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Farting in public is gross unless it a kid under 10, then it's pure entertainment

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Throwing lit cigarette butts out the car windoe window REALLY "flames my butt...

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It bothers me more when drivers don't use turn signals.

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I'm not trying to start a gender war, but I don't think I've ever seen a woman spit in public.

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First world problems. First world problems everywhere.

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Spitting is kinda gross, but spitting out gum on the ground in far worse.