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To tell this man what he's doing is disgusting?

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Helpinsuchapickle Thu 02-Mar-17 19:55:10

*warning. May make some people feel a bit sick*

walk to school and back every day, there is one basic route from my house (so I can't go another way before it's suggested).

I pass by a fellow school childs house early on and the father and I often end up walking close to each other. We don't talk as he doesn't speak English bar a few phrases.

Here's the problem. He spits and blows his nose constantly. Not into a hankie, but onto the floor. He hacks up phlegm very loudly and really fires it out. And when he blows his nose he covers one nostril and blows everything out through the other one. Everywhere with no tissue.

It actually makes me heave. I've been late to school before because I've had to hang behind him and wait for him to get a good deal ahead of me because I couldn't listen/see it.

WIBU to say something to him?

It's literally every day I see him hack something up.

HeyRoly Thu 02-Mar-17 19:57:00

It's cultural.

I used to dodge Bangladeshi men hocking phlegm on the street when I used to work in Whitechapel.

You could register your disgust with him, but I doubt he'll care.

Crunchymum Thu 02-Mar-17 19:58:28

If he doesn't speak English then what do you plan to say to him??? confused

lovetonamechange Thu 02-Mar-17 20:01:57

Disgusting. Just heave and walk off?

ArmySal Thu 02-Mar-17 20:03:21

Dirty bastards. I wish there were serious consequences for people who spit like that outside.

kali110 Thu 02-Mar-17 20:04:23

That's vile angry

JamDonutsRule Thu 02-Mar-17 20:05:23

Yes, totally down to cultural differences. It's just totally acceptable over there. It was / possibly is still illegal here due to the old TB outbreaks.

sonlypuppyfat Thu 02-Mar-17 20:05:55

That how diseases get spread, but as it's cultural it must be fine

Danicc Thu 02-Mar-17 20:06:53

It's disgusting.

Aeroflotgirl Thu 02-Mar-17 20:08:16

Absolutely disgusting, not acceptable over here.

Helpinsuchapickle Thu 02-Mar-17 20:10:15

I don't know what I'd say but surely he would understand me pointing at what he just did with contempt grin

I can't just 'walk away' I end up trailing behind him as he does it because we walk the same and only route. I can't walk faster than him either.

DevelopingDetritus Thu 02-Mar-17 20:10:20

I know what you mean, I've seen the holding of one nostril and blowing out of the other, fucking disgusting.

MollyHuaCha Thu 02-Mar-17 20:11:25

Is he Chinese by any chance?

troodiedoo Thu 02-Mar-17 20:16:31

Hmm that's a real tricky one. I doubt saying anything would stop him doing it. Pretty gross.

CoolCarrie Thu 02-Mar-17 20:17:32

Could you leave home a wee bit earlier at all?
That is so disgusting, I would feel the same and every day, poor you & your dc.

Helpinsuchapickle Thu 02-Mar-17 20:20:47

He isn't Chinese, no. I think he is from India.

I already struggle getting out of the door as it is. We always just seem to end up on the road at the same time.

NiceMoustache Thu 02-Mar-17 20:21:51

Jesus, bogey eating man and this in one night. gag.

SituationNormalAllFuctup Thu 02-Mar-17 20:22:09

This is why I don't walk my dog in towns. Carrying dried human phlegm in on their feet. I would rather have pig shit brought in!

winobaglady Thu 02-Mar-17 20:25:08

Give him a box of tissues?

Miserylovescompany2 Thu 02-Mar-17 20:26:03

Hand him a pack of tissues. It's bad enough dodging dog shite without worrying about treading in someone's goz then trailing it through your home like snail trails....

IamFriedSpam Thu 02-Mar-17 20:26:19

I think that's gross but what are you going to say to him if he can't speak English?

VeryBitchyRestingFace Thu 02-Mar-17 20:26:27

And when he blows his nose he covers one nostril and blows everything out through the other one. Everywhere with no tissue.

Footage or it didn't happen. grin

ollieplimsoles Thu 02-Mar-17 20:29:25

That how diseases get spread, but as it's cultural it must be fine


LexieLulu Thu 02-Mar-17 20:29:29

But a pocket pack of tissues and hand him them.

Londonsburningahhhh Thu 02-Mar-17 20:32:07

Could you leave a little earlier so you are ahead of him?

It does sound gross.

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