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Vikas Kapoor
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I do spit on roadside while driving on two wheeler but in some inevitable circumstances only like

- cough and cold problem (sorry)
- Some insect caught in mouth while driving (plus singing)
- When pass through an area where construction is going on (i.e. Due to air pollution)

I know this is wrong and it spoils surroundings but how one can resist it in above situation.

In many countries it isn't allowed and one can be punished for such act.
I too want to stop doing this.

How do you people resist it in above situation?
Sid Murrey
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Joined: Jul 07, 2008
Posts: 58
Swallow.
Mani Ram
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Joined: Mar 11, 2002
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Wear a masked helmet.
That should solve the second & third issue (insect & pollution) and you will learn to live with the first one (cold).


Mani
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Alan Wanwierd
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Joined: Jun 30, 2004
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Originally posted by Mani Ram:
Wear a masked helmet...


Hell yeah - if I were to spit whilst riding I'd regret it pretty soon!

(Plus full faced helmet does give the benefit of standing a good chance of preserving my beatiful face should I decided to have a close introduction to the road surface one day!)
B.Sathish
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The simplest solution for you is to come and settle down in Chennai, the spitting capital of the country. Its perfectly normal to do that here, in fact people will consider you abnormal only if you don't spit on the road in Chennai. Its impossible to walk 10 yards without seeing a spit mark on your way.

Long live Chennaites
Vikas Kapoor
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To Cedric Meury :
Swallowing can be applied for First one.

To Mani Ram :
Wearing 'Masked helmet' can solve the rest two. But i won't be able to sing

To Alan Wanwierd :
Do you face the same problme?

...should I decided to have a close introduction to the road surface one day

Alan,I didn't get this?

To B.Sathish :
Sad! In Chennai
The average literacy rate is 80.14%, much higher than the national average of 64.5%.

Courtesy: Wikipedia

[ July 21, 2008: Message edited by: Vishal Pandya ]
[ July 21, 2008: Message edited by: Vishal Pandya ]
Vikas Kapoor
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Apart from the solution my question is,

Don't you face the same problem? I think you all should(must) be facing the same problem.It's very general.
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by B.Sathish:
The simplest solution for you is to come and settle down in Chennai, the spitting capital of the country. Its perfectly normal to do that here, in fact people will consider you abnormal only if you don't spit on the road in Chennai. Its impossible to walk 10 yards without seeing a spit mark on your way.

Long live Chennaites


Sadly, this is the story of every other city.


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Taariq San
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Joined: Nov 20, 2007
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Originally posted by Vishal Pandya:
Apart from the solution my question is,

Don't you face the same problem? I think you all should(must) be facing the same problem.It's very general.



Nope, sounds like a problem your desire to sing creates.

In traditional chinese medicine, swallowing your saliva is encouraged as it contains digestive enzymes, and chi. If you don't believe in chi the enzymes should be good enough to convince you.
First prize for keeping your mouth bug and dirt free, singing isn't a good excuse if you pick up a cold and spread it around, then again you probably won't be singing too much with a cold. Stay in bed then!
Arvind Mahendra
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I dont see the point of just spitting. I mean if you are to do it make sure its mixed with liters of paan juice and do it the way professionals on the street do it where they are able to project it out in the form of one continuous long stream of patter atleast 5 feet away. To do this on a bike you'll have to open up the window in your helmet but though the effect is spellbinding when done from a car at a red light.


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Vikas Kapoor
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Taariq,

Thanks for this information but i guess it should be purely saliva and not mixed with dirt,insect or cough (otherwise why our body eject it).
Vikas Kapoor
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Arvind - the spoiler

BTW, I neither chew tobacco nor an addict of paan. And with a (Banarasi)paan in mouth i won't be able to sing.

And yes let me tell you that you are very good at english at least among the indians (ranchers). You don't speak indian english.Great.
Alan Wanwierd
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Joined: Jun 30, 2004
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Vishal,

I have no problem with spitting - I dont feel the need to spit and even if I did (and wasnt properly helmeted) then spitting whilst riding would be more likely to end up in me spitting on myself than anything else!

Singing? - yeah no problem I have the occassional sing to myself in the cosy confines of my helmet. Why do you think a full face helmet would prevent you from singing?

As I tried to point out earlier (but probably not very clearly), the big advantage of a full face helmet is that it offers decent protection to your face when you come off the bike. Riders with open faced helmets are frequently admitted to hospital with horrendous facial injuries and its not unheard of to have a lower mandible completely ripped off in an accident. A full face helmet will prevent these injurues and could mean a face-first collision with the ground results in a little more than a few bumps and bruises. (Provided of course the rest of your body is appropriately covered to prevent you from gravel rash as you slide down the road).
Sumit Bisht
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Joined: Jul 02, 2008
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Hey Vishal! Can't you just stop and spit.It is much more safer that leaning over and ejecting your payload at a high velocity.
And who says you can't sing with a banarasi paan
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Vishal Pandya:


And yes let me tell you that you are very good at english at least among the indians (ranchers). You don't speak indian english.Great.


Delhi people are like that. I don't think he knows any other language.


Groovy
Ashok Mash
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
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Originally posted by Vishal Pandya:
I too want to stop doing this.


Consider this. If I see you spitting in public places (or anywhere else other than your own bathroom), I would assume you are a disgusting person. For all you know, I could be some type of Warren Buffet person, looking to give away a million dollars to next nice person I meet, and you definitely won't fit the 'nice' part! Well, no need to tax your imagination - lets take normal, everyday scenarios - if I work at your local pub/restaurant and I notice you spit in public, I would take your order the last, and serve you the last, miss an item or two from the order, etc just to discourage you from coming back. If I were your milkman, I probably would leave the filthiest looking bottle / carton for you. If I were your IT manager, well, I will try and set up meetings that doesn't suit you etc - I am not being mean - its just me feeling disconnected to you, and naturally trying NOT to help you!

Not the nicest thing I could have said, but I am being honest!


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Vikas Kapoor
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Thanks Ashok. Now I will think about my million dollars,milk,work,restaurant order and everything else on which you stares before spitting.
Arvind Mahendra
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Originally posted by Prad Dip:


Delhi people are like that. I don't think he knows any other language.


Kya socha mein imported maal hoon kya, ya NRI jisse hindi ya punjabi nahin aati?

You think I'm a foreigner or an NRI(non resident Indian) who cant speak hindi or punjabi or what?
 
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