Yes, the spitting is vile and disgusting. The spread of T.B. is something
that needs to be addressed by public health clips on TV and radio to make
the next generation of boys aware of the dangers of this habit, or "in"
thing to do to get attention, etc. In Singapore these kids would be
arrested for such a thing. In China...well, that's another story. Could
those cultures know something that we don't pay any attention to? In my
opinion, it is not only disgusting, but a direct danger to our health.
From: Alix Peshette [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 7:52 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: vile manners
Interesting thread! I've been pondering the issue of spitting for a couple
Lori wrote "..as I said, nothing stops them....not
discretion or manners, not even the spread of T.B."
I, too, am repulsed by the spitting going on-especially when they do it in
my classroom trashcans or sink. I go off about germs and tb and tell them it
used to be illegal to spit on the sidewalk. Of course, most of these kids
have no clue what tb is, much less how it is spread. Linda in NC