It seems that the Chinese have issues with spitting … MAJOR issues with spitting.Their expectoration problem has reached such epidemic proportions you can be fined for it.
Yep, Beijing is so flustered by all this expectoration that if a saliva-filled resident gets caught spitting it will cost ’em 50 yuan. And 50 yuan, which comes to about six-and-a-half bucks, is just about the average daily income of a college graduate in Beijing, The Associated Press reports.
A hefty fine for hocking a goober, indeed.
The thing is, China has been upset about this for years. You don’t believe me? Check out all these articles:
- China issues ‘spit bags’
- China wants to teach manners
- Travel writer finds out why Chinese men spit so much (but she doesn’t tell us)
- China’s iconographic “No Spitting” signs
And there’s more. Lot’s more. Just go Google “china spitting” and you’ll see.
So, to all you Chinese fans of COTB, let’s knock this spit off.