I've noticed recently a lot of people (predominantly men) spitting. On the grass, in parking lots, on sidewalks, out of the windows of moving cars ...
Why do they do that? And when did it become acceptable in social settings to just casually spit in public?
The last time it happened I narrowly missed having someone's spit landing on my shoes. So I said, "Excuse me," rather loudly. The man said, "What's your problem?" So I told him that when he spit, without looking where he was spitting he nearly spit on me. His response? "Sounds like a personal problem. Move faster next time."
When did this become normal/typical/usual behaviour?
Just out of curiosity, was this prompted by my post?
I'm from Mississippi. I was raised by spitters. It never really caught on with me. I was just joking about spitting everywhere in the previous thread.
I don't know what the attraction to spitting is.
It's kinda awesome, though. I wish I was still in touch with my roots enough to be spitting everywhere, standin on a porch underneath a Confederate flag with the portrait of Bosephus on it, next to a fleet of ruined 20 year-old sportscars, Free Bird cranked on the radio, a la Jesco White.