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Old 10-26-07, 08:53 AM
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What the Foo is up with spitting in the urinal?

Guys. There are a BUNCH of things that I simply don't comprehend about many of my peers' restroom habits. Some are not personal choice, like how most of my cow-orkers seem to fire off a massive round of cheek flappers immediately upon sitting down to pinch a loaf. That seems like a diet/health issue to me.

The thing that pesters me, is why some guys seem to find it necessary to SPIT in the urinal before taking a leak. That's not some kind of bodily function that just slips out.

Any insight on this? It's a disturbingly growing trend that I simply don't understand.
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To be honest with you, I don't even understand why people spit in the first place. I have never had the urge to spit, not once. A guy I used to work with would spit huge quantities into the trashcan almost hourly. The boss ended up getting him a small container so the employee could continue his habit, but not walk to the trashcan.
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Better the urinal than the floor.
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haha, I do that just about every time. Clear my sinuses out and spit in the urinal before I use the facilities. I'd rather do it in the washroom than at my desk. Also I spit in the urinal because I don't want to spit in the sink or garbage like other people do.
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Well, thank goodness it's in a place of disposal - hey gives them something to aim at! Much better than the sidewalk, stairwell - or ::barf:: into the RECYCLE basket right across from my desk.
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Old 10-26-07, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Ironic Mullet View Post
Better the urinal than the floor.
Which kind of goes back to PC2's comment.

These people don't spit at their desks, though. Why spit at all? It seems that about 3 in 4 guys where I work find it irresistible to drool into the urinal.

I mean, if I just got done with a cold bike ride and ye-olde mucus factory is running full-tilt, I'll lob a snot rocket or hock a loogie just like anyone else. Aside from that, I rarely ever spit.
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Originally Posted by pjrocco View Post
haha, I do that just about every time. Clear my sinuses out and spit in the urinal before I use the facilities.
That would make sense if they made the rest of the loogie noises.
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Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
Guys. There are a BUNCH of things that I simply don't comprehend about many of my peers' restroom habits. Some are not personal choice, like how most of my cow-orkers seem to fire off a massive round of cheek flappers immediately upon sitting down to pinch a loaf. That seems like a diet/health issue to me.

The thing that pesters me, is why some guys seem to find it necessary to SPIT in the urinal before taking a leak. That's not some kind of bodily function that just slips out.

Any insight on this? It's a disturbingly growing trend that I simply don't understand.
Maybe some of these guys are also doing porn and just do this out of habit?
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Old 10-26-07, 09:07 AM
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Thanks, Portis. Anyone know where I can get an order of brain bleach with a side of mental floss?
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what's the big deal?
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Originally Posted by Tude View Post
Well, thank goodness it's in a place of disposal - hey gives them something to aim at! Much better than the sidewalk, stairwell - or ::barf:: into the RECYCLE basket right across from my desk.
Exactly. And it was a WOMAN who understands, so there, aX0n.


As for the cheek flapping before pinching a loaf. That is quite normal. Gas build up is quite normal (and healthy) prior to a bowel movement. If you aren't doing it at all, then YOU are likely the one with a diet issue.
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I believe in China spitting is common and believed to remove evil spirits from the body
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Now if you REALLY want to talk about weird habits in the men's restroom....check out this old thread of mine for MY big pet peeve.
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ghlight=urinal
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Originally Posted by stonecrd View Post
I believe in China spitting is common and believed to remove evil spirits from the body
And "velo" is "bicycle" in French. It doesn't excuse all the sites that relentlessly use "velo" in the domain name for English-language bicycle-related websites. And none of these guys are chinese. they probably do have evil spirits, though.
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Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
check out this old thread of mine for MY big pet peeve.
Splashers. Nice.
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Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
These people don't spit at their desks, though. Why spit at all? It seems that about 3 in 4 guys where I work find it irresistible to drool into the urinal.
And I bet the 4th guy isn't just like you either.
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Hell I'd just be happy if more folks actually flushed when they were done.
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Gravity check.

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It occasionally becomes necessary for me to spit while riding, but I always aim for a drain, or at least a gutter. Other than that, I rarely have the urge or need to spit. Then again, I don't use urinals either, so *shrug*.
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Originally Posted by stonecrd View Post
I believe in China spitting is common and believed to remove evil spirits from the body
Wow, I'm half Chinese and I didn't even know that. I guess that explains why I see old Asian women in Chinatown spitting on the streets and sidewalk all the time. Eeeewww!!!!

I hung out with a bunch of baseball players that chewed tobacco in high school. Now that was disgusting! They always had a cup with them and spit in there. I never undesrtood that... let's put some foul tasting crap in our mouths that make us spit! then let's keep on doing it until it creates a rotting, gaping hole in our gums and lips! Sweeeettt!!!!

Another thing that I hate is when guys pee in the toilet and don't lift the seat. Your aim ain't that good and even if you are, the splash you create still gets the seat dirty! Some of us need to use the toilet so keeping it clean would be nice. Especially since it only takes a second to lift the friggin' seat!
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Another thing that I hate is when guys pee in the toilet and don't lift the seat. Your aim ain't that good and even if you are, the splash you create still gets the seat dirty! Some of us need to use the toilet so keeping it clean would be nice. Especially since it only takes a second to lift the friggin' seat!
oh yeah, just bypass the urinal and whizz in the commode without lifting the seat. Cripes.

I work in an office building with lawyers and engineers. Sometimes it seems like homeless people live in the restrooms. Wait. That is an insult to homeless people.

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Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
Guys. There are a BUNCH of things that I simply don't comprehend about many of my peers' restroom habits. Some are not personal choice, like how most of my cow-orkers seem to fire off a massive round of cheek flappers immediately upon sitting down to pinch a loaf. That seems like a diet/health issue to me.

The thing that pesters me, is why some guys seem to find it necessary to SPIT in the urinal before taking a leak. That's not some kind of bodily function that just slips out.

Any insight on this? It's a disturbingly growing trend that I simply don't understand.
I find spitting repulsive, anyway. But spitting in the urinal? Oh, god, that's horrible. Literally makes me sick to my stomach.
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Originally Posted by Ironic Mullet View Post
And I bet the 4th guy isn't just like you either.
It wouldn't be the first time I've been accused of getting curmudgeonly. I'm working on the grey beard and saving for a recumbent.
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I believe in China spitting is common and believed to remove evil spirits from the body
My boss is Taiwanese and visits China all the time. From what he told me the Chinese view spit as bodily waste. Basically the same way we view piss. We don't drink piss, they don't swallow spit! He also said there has been a push by the government to end the practice. They're apparently have a tough time though considering it's been a cultural norm for so long. I'm sure the government doesn't want foreigners going home after the olympics next year saying how disgusting the Chinese are for spitting all the time.
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