I can't stand it when anyone hurls a big chunk of phlegm + spit from their throat and shoots it with force out of their mouth and onto the ground. It's sickening. I don't care if they are old, or it's a cultural thing, or sick, or whatever excuse they have, one needs to have the decency to at least hurl it out in some attempt of silence and spit it out in a tissue or napkin, then toss it.
That said, you WILL NOT believe what I saw today. Someone did that and spit onto the train floors. The carpet is dirty already but it definitely did not need a wet, contagious mass to dirty it up some more! How classless is this person?? And it's not like we had a chance to show our discontent since he exited right afterwards. The yellowish/orangish mass just sat there on the carpet. Everyone who saw the perpetrator was avoiding it like the plague, but some poor woman walked in at West Oakland and steps right over it. No one told her, it's probably better that she didn't know.
Before you start guessing what this person looks like, I'd like to urge you not to. I've seen all types of people do this from all ethnicities, so I really don't think we should be stereotyping and making irresponsible assumptions.
Nevertheless, absolutely disgusting.