Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:46
Victoria, I would just tell the horrid old man that the rate of TB has rocketed in recent years because of spitting. When I was a small child, circa 1952 I can remember being on the top of a bus in Hampstead (there's posh) I had just started to master reading and asking my mother what 'hawking and spitting' were as there was a sign on the bus forbidding it. I came across both when working on a building site in the Middle East and didn't eat for 3 days as I felt so sick! Eventually I got used to it.