A Word About Bodily Fluids.

Spitting. Gah. Spitting on the sidewalk is easily the most disgusting habit to overtake my fair city during the last decade. It’s impossible to go barefoot anywhere, unless you like that slimy feeling. A friend once said to me: “Sometimes, you just have to spit.” That’s true. I’m astonished and heartened that people who must be fed intravenously are well enough to jog down the waterfront. I admit you might have to spit if you have a respiratory infection. You better damned well keep that to yourself. Seriously, if you’re going to share your fluids with me, at least take me to dinner first.

But wait, it gets worse.

Just over the past week, I have observed people taking logger’s shots. Nothing says “fuckwit” like blowing out a nostril on the street.

This type of idiocy is why there are stupid, micro-managing laws. I find it incomprehensible that people lack the courtesy to keep their sputum to themselves. So here’s my note to spitters (and I’m sure there are friends among them): You look like a grammar-school dropout with a misplaced sense of rebellion. Don’t force someone to make a city ordinance about something that should be common sense. Grow up and swallow.

5 Responses to A Word About Bodily Fluids.

  1. Ryan says:

    “Logger’s shots…” now there’s a phrase I can honestly say I’ve never heard before. But from here on out, I shall make every attempt to use it daily.

  2. Cat says:

    As long as you don’t make every attempt to *do* it daily.

  3. Paul says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with you on the spitting, Cat. It’s quite the disgusting habit to see – and probably do, as well.

    I can safely say I’ve never seen anyone take a logger’s shot in public. I think I’d have to punch that person.

  4. Hey kitty – you’re lucky you don’t live in Korea, is all I can say. Eeeew. Like the stars above, so the pavement-oysters below…

  5. Cat says:

    It is seriously getting that way here, Stav. It’s bad, no lie. Bu-HARF!