Just last night, on my way to a local food store, where I bought some juice, soda, cereal, etc., I must have dodged at least 20 spit wads, from ones that looked like thin, white streaks on concrete to giant blobs, with creamy centers, varying in color from green to white. This description almost serves as a metaphor for life, I guess.
Anyway, as you might have guessed, I think the spitting is getting out of hand. This summer, I quit practicing for my league's games, at the local outdoor courts, because the courts were covered with spit. I asked a guy if he didn't think what he was doing was disgusting (he was spitting on the court, during a fullcourt game I was involved in), and he said 'no,' with an annoyed look on his face. He stopped spitting, but he, just like the rest of those like him, have just kept on spitting.
My issue with this is how unsanitary and insensitive the practice is. These guys don't even have the courtesy to go spit in a trash can, a gutter area, or a road. They choose to spit on residential sidewalks, commercial areas and in parks. People carry bags around, carts, strollers, etc. They should not have to deal with extraordinary amounts of biological fluids in public, shared space, where everyone is entitled to move around.
I think the city has got to do something about this, because it's a public health hazard. If this becomes some sort of tradition, all sorts of diseases are going to spread exponentially. I've never seen anything like this, in all my years living in New York. It's so bad that I'm considering getting out of the area.
Anyway, I'd like to hear your thoughts on the matter. Take Care.