I'm sure it does.
The situation ought to not be shocking. It's just a bunch of rednecks standing around talking about womens' body parts and spitting. Pretty much par for the course in some regions.
Is that supposed to make such behaviour acceptable?
No it isn't acceptable. It's disgusting and I understand your anger at nearly being spit on. I agree with you in all seriousness. To me though, considering the massive epidemics of child abuse and crystal methamphetamine addiction down there, I wouldn't personally be too shocked by a XXXX spitting. Half-naked children being devoured by loose pit bulls, loaded guns sitting around on peoples' night stands, etc. have desensitized me to spitting, I guess. Average life expectancy being like 55 for men in some of those areas. Some of the parts I'm familiar with in Mississippi were like third world countries compared to northern cities.
Speaking of outrageous XXXX stories, have you ever been to the Memphis Zoo? One time I went and this guy with an Earnhardt shirt on was standing outside the tiger cage, cussing this tiger. He had the idea in his mind that the tiger had challenged his manhood and he started climbing up the bars, looking to get in the cage and fight a fully-grown male tiger. His girlfriend tried to call him down, but he said, "If they don't want me to kick this thing's *** they are going to have to throw my *** out of here." He almost made it in the cage before the police arrested him.
I tell that story as a joke but in all seriousness, he would have been eaten by that tiger.