Spitting on the road ...most common bad habit...

Boards kept by government warning not to spit in p - spitting
@subathra (3519)
India
April 27, 2007 9:21am CST
In India, it is a common sight to see people spitting on the road.Unconcern of other people spitting is bad and can cause problem to other people if they keep their legs on it. Most people eat betel nuts ..keep on chewing these nuts and they are forced to spit.Even they sit near the windows in the bus they never care for people walking on the roads. Like shown in the picture uploaded our government has erected so many boards in public places not to spit but these spitters never care about the boards and spit even near to it. I think our government should do something more to bring awareness to this kind of people.What do you say?
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6 responses
@Zmugzy (773)
27 Apr 07
Spitting in the street is a terrible habit. It is unhygenic and bad manners. Having travelled about the world a lot, I always find that it is in the hotter climates that people tend to spit more, so maybe it has something to do with the weather. Nevertheless, this is no excuse it should be discouraged.
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@touchnshine (2821)
• India
23 Jul 07
What I have found about the persons who used to spit on the road -- is that they are not so much educated .. speak very harsh language, they don't know English but yes they are poor people . Whether rich or poor .. I really don't understand why people used to do such a bad thing ?? They don't have sense or what .. In case of rich people -- they eat betel nuts --- and keep on chewing these nuts and then they spit -- Again nuisance .. Well just a board for awareness is not enough to stop people from spitting on the roads .. There should be some major steps involved to stop spitting like this.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
24 Jul 07
you are right as both educated and illeterate people do this bad habit.Hope some strict law enforcement con bring this under control.tnks for the response.
• India
6 Sep 07
Hi Thanks a lot for the best response :)
@subathra (3519)
• India
6 Sep 07
most welcome friend.
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
7 Sep 07
I don't live in India but my mom has brought home a few decorative spitoons from her visits there. We do have spitting here as well and I feel for you have to endure such a yucky habit. Its both impolite and unclean. Its a great way to spread germs and illness. Maybe the government could enforce a fine - say $50 - if you're caught spitting. Maybe they could offer free mini spittoons to spitters? :)
@subathra (3519)
• India
11 Sep 07
since India is heavely populated its a difficult task for the government to monitor people who spit in public.But this law can be enforced and offcourse fining a lump sum will make people realise not to spit atleast for the huge amount of fine they need to pay when get caught.tnks for the response.
• Pakistan
7 Sep 07
yeah same in my country same habit. we neighbours match a lot. lolz. :) more to it every one just throws away the garbage or used cans outta their cars like the roads are the dustbins. i dono when people will get some brains
@subathra (3519)
• India
11 Sep 07
you are right.only when people get civic sense and concern about cleanliness outside their home this problem will come to an end.
• India
9 Mar 09
Spitting has become part and parcel in India, as no one even consider it as a mistake when they spit on roads. Just like inhaling and exhaling, they spit on roads. I too had a habit of spitting on roads(Till 18 yrs). But since my college days, I stopped it completely. Now I am 29. I am proud (at the same time ashamed) to tell that I am not spitting on roads. These are the habits one should inculcate withn oneself right from the childhood days. Humble Requests to Parents in India: a. Please do not spit on roads in front of your child. b. Please make your child aware that spitting spoils the beauty of the environment. c. Please also try to inculcate these habits to your students if you are a teacher in a school. Thanks, Ganesh P
• New Zealand
22 Jan 08
Rhar really sucks ..i hate people spitting on road and making it dirty ...Government is imposing fine .probably it will help in improving this situation ...cheers