Spitting All The Time And Everywhere


A person spitting at regular intervals; can you see one such who is healthy but yet keeps on spitting for no reason? Yes, you can see one on the roads of India. It is a very common sight to see people spitting on the road. Every right is taken for granted here and so are the public roads where they feel they can spit or pee or do whatever they wish. Very relaxed and unconcerned of other people who may unknowingly keep their legs on it, such people keep on spitting from the beginning of their walk to the end, or may be till they have saliva in their mouth. The worst among this is the group of people who eat betel nuts. They keep on chewing these nuts even when they travel. The real tragic act would be someone sitting near the windows seat of a bus and spitting while traveling, without caring about people walking on the roads or those who sit behind him.

Just imagine that you are on the way to office, standing on the side of the road relaxed waiting for your bus. The bus arrives and as you are about to get in the bus conductor spits near to your leg.  Yes, this do happen often as people have now started spitting anywhere and everywhere they find a space, be it the road, building, hoarding or even a boundary wall. I have always longed for a day when government implements some kind of penalty or warning for those who spit on the road, but seeing the present situation I don’t think any such change is going to happen in the near future. Just imagine how gross it is to see saliva all over the street! It is so sick to see people spitting everywhere on the road. And when you walk through narrow roads, this would become a big trouble.

Are you thinking about the sign boards and warnings placed by the government? The satirical part would be to see a person sitting near pictures & sign boards erected by our government. Yes, dear readers I have seen that too. It is really hilarious to see “NO SPITTING” signs stained by spits. Civic sense is all in speeches here and when it comes to practice I think Indians really don’t bother much. It will be the last thing to happen!

Well, I thought it this way too. What if we have spittoons on the road so that people avoid such yucky habit? I don’t really know if it can be made practical or not, but I really feel we can curb this and at least make sure that germs and illness doesn’t spread due to this bad habit.

Or will there be a day when government officials start offering free spittoons to get rid of diseases and germs?
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3 responses

  1. Dear Anjana,Happy to read your blog..Came to your blog accidently…Very beautiful way of expressing your thoughts…Very sincere way of writing…Moreover touching…Very good at portraiting your anger your protest..Liked your blog very much…

  2. Especially when ur driving behind a bus and u see a head pop out of a window with fingers adjusting for better target, you surely know not to overtake the bus or else be ready to get blessed with heavenly water

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