Some citizens seem obsessed with giving the city bus transport corporation a bad name, or so it would seem. It is utterly disgusting to see people take a deep breath, collect that gutkha concoction in the mouth and then aim it right onto the street, sometimes missing you by just an inch.
Okay, it may have been funny to see Leonardo Dicaprio teach Kate Winslet in Titanic the technique to spit the farthest. But it is most definitely not funny to see orange stains on the road.
If only Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss could do something about spitting! It would be welcomed with open arms if he banned spitting just like he has done with smoking.
This problem is fairly large in Bangalore and the rest of the country as well. But when there is so much talk about cleanliness, why not address this issue as well? Just like there are those keeping a tab on smokers in public, fines should be collected for the spitters who love leaving their mark, much to the disgust of those who witness it.⊕