I don’t know what makes people think that spitting in public is okay especially on roads where people pass by. I remember I was taught in primary school how bad it is to spit in public. And the whole thing is increasing by day instead of diminishing. I know how I feel when I’m walking on the street and all I’m seeing is spits, it is not only disgusting but also irritating. Most times I have to set my eyeballs on the ground in order not to step into someone’s spit.
Like yesterday, I boarded a taxi and while we were waiting for the traffic light, a man opened his car door and poured out his saliva on the road gross and he didn’t even feel bad about it, however he does not realise the kind of diseases he might possibly transmit by that certain act.
These few days that I’ve walked down Aka road here in Uyo, my eyes have seen enough including people who find it so comfortable to stop by the roadside and urinate, let me not go into that side, that’s a post for another day. The road is particularly littered with spits that I wonder apart from myself if it’s only pregnant women that pass there. In fact even pregnant women do not spit that way cause I know a good number of them go about with a container that they carefully spit into when they feel like, which will be carefully discarded at the appropriate place.
We all know that Tuberculosis popularly called TB is spread from one person to another through the air and when people with TB cough, sneeze and spits, they release the infectious bacteria into the air and people who unfortunately get to inhale even a few of this are infected.
I know I’m not the only one that feels irrigated about it, someone out there do feel same. Please save yourself, my humble self, everyone around you, the world and stop spitting recklessly in public (especially on the road o)