Monday, March 09, 2009

Spit for Brains

There is a campaign afoot to get Linn Benton Community College students to stop spitting in the water fountains. A crudely captioned picture in the student paper followed crudely drawn little signs taped near the fountains. Now I am beginning to see beautifully printed little signs above some fountains.

It has been more than half a century since I first happened upon evidence that someone had hocked a loogie into a drain designed strictly for unused drinking water. Even then, as a grade school kid, I wondered who would do something so gross. Now that some students enjoy chewing tobacco as a pastime, it appears that even spitting into a disgusting paper cup is not low enough. Apparently either a. they can't figure out that their snoose juice doesn't flow through the drain or b. they don't give a rip. Either way, it indicates an astonishing lack of cranial capacity. For you guys who spit in the fountain, that means you are dumb as a stump.

Photo by arimoore
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