As someone who rides public transportation on a regular basis in a large city…I see some strange stuff. In fact, just last week I saw a drunk older lady who wore fake Uggs that reeked of beer get on the bus and shove people out of her way to the back. She could not stay still and would constantly switch seats. She carried a bag with her and in it was candy (I think it was Valentine’s Day) and water guns. She tossed both those things at commuters only to pick them up herself not long after. She even threatened people by pointing the water guns at them. Luckily they weren’t armed. One moment she would be kind and offer the candy in her bag by throwing it at you…the next she’d be telling you she’ll kick your ass for no reason. I was at point blank range when all this occurred. How do you lessen your chances of being collateral damage from shit like this? Try to avoid eye contact. Luckily, it worked.
However, none of that was as disgusting and strange as today in a long time. An older man got on the bus. He was pulling one of those suitcases with the rollers on them. He moved towards the back but refused to sit down. The buses here in the back have two seats in a row. He stood to the side of them with his back facing me. Over the course of my ride I heard him cough numerous times. Okay, so maybe he was sick. Not too uncommon in the winter months. Then he started doing those windup coughs where you make that very unpleasant sound at the back of your throat before spitting. Spit he did. I could hear it all but couldn’t see him well since his back was to me and there were people in between us. I heard that a few times. Okay, so he’s probably covering his mouth with tissue like people do on the bus. NOPE. As we all got to the last stop people started getting off. I got a better view of him. He did another windup cough, “HHAAAAHCK” and then a “TUUUU”. Spit he did…except now I saw that he was not spitting into a tissue. He moved away to get off the bus…revealing what his body was covering from my view. He spat ALL OVER those two seats he was standing next to. I got up to get off as well and had to walk pass that horror! It was the most rude and disgusting thing I’ve sen in real life in a LONG TIME. JFC. You, sir…are the WORST HUMAN.
Good fucking day