Hockey loogies

June 4th, 2012 · 24 comments

Our submitter, Amanda, occasionally skates at an ice arena where an NHL and several college hockey teams practice. As a result, she says, “it smells like sweaty feet all of the time” — and apparently, most visible surfaces are also covered with spit.

Adds Amanda: “My favorite parts of this note are a) the awesome word art, and b) the idea that they have to stop spitting on the walls only because of recent health concerns.”

MEDICAL ALERT: Due to recent health concerns, spitting in waste receptacles, on the floor &/or walls is just not acceptable. Thanks for cooperating!

related: My boss spits his chew in my trash can!

FILED UNDER: spitting · that's unhealthy


24 responses so far ↓

  • #1   KC

    But spitting on the ceiling is still okay? Just want to clarify.

    Jun 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   infanttyrone

      If you can make it, the ceiling can take it !

      Jun 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   kermit

      and gravity will catch it back!

      Jun 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   berge bang

    Awww, look at the cute word art!

    Jun 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Nick

    This is one of the ugliest looking notes on this site in a while.

    Jun 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   infanttyrone

    How nasty could a spitter’s output really be to generate ‘health concern’?

    TB ? STD’s ? Medical professionals, please respond stat…

    Jun 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Sass

      CMV, influenza, and viral meningitis are spread by saliva. Spitting roughly equals coughing in terms of dispersion. And, it’s gross.

      Jun 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   OHSue

      Hepatitis, herpes, TB

      Jun 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   H for Toy

      If I see another loogie, I’ll vomit.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 7:29 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   shwo! bang

    This note excerpted from the bestseller, “What to Expect When You’re Expectorating”

    Jun 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Kes

    PS. Spitting on other people is perfectly acceptable.

    Jun 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Poltergeist

    Not that spitting in general isn’t gross, but what’s their excuse? Now I’m no expert, but I would have to guess that you play ice hockey on the ice, i.e. there is no dirt to get in your mouth. Are they pretending to be baseball players? Is this a territorial thing? If so, why is there no mention of urine?

    Jun 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Silence

      The mouthguards generate a lot of extra spit, just because you kind of suck on them/chomp on them to keep them in place.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 2:01 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Poltergeist

      Thank you. This information will prove useful in my future conquests.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 2:17 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   AuntyBron

      Planning on seducing some hockey players, are you, Polti?

      Jun 5, 2012 at 10:55 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   IamFuckingDelish

      Aunty, If she spits she likes you, if she swallows she loves you….

      Jun 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   creme brulee

      There is also something called “exercise induced rhinitis” – i.e., your nose runs when you exercise. For some people, a lot. And you gotta get rid of that gunk somehow.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   BobbyGreyfriar

      I admit, I do spit whilst running occasionally, but only onto the grass, and never near anyone. I probably see gentlemen spitting onto the pavement (just centimetres from passers-by) on a daily basis, and I find their grotesque public etiquette dreadful. Spitting indoors has to be the most uncouth thing of which I’ve ever heard! Surely no one would really be such a chav!

      Jun 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   Poltergeist

      It’s kinda funny – if I touched a handrail and got the saliva of a sexy hockey player on my hand, I’d be disgusted. However, under different circumstances, if that saliva were to be applied elsewhere, I would thoroughly enjoy it.

      Jun 6, 2012 at 1:20 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Jessica

    If one is going to spit, isn’t a “waste receptacle” a perfect place to do so?

    Jun 5, 2012 at 6:14 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   The Elf

      Maybe they are missing it? It’s hockey not basketball.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 7:03 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Redheadwglasses

      They’d need receptacles all over the place. When you gotta spit, you gotta spit.

      Jun 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   aaa bang

    I’m kind of disappointed that there isn’t some inappropriately cutesy clip art of like, a guy spitting or a doctor in scrubs or some shit like that. But it seems that using clip art in your PA signs really isn’t in vogue anymore. *sigh* I MISS THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF OVER THE TOP SIGN MAKING, DAMMIT.

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:18 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Kittymama

    I used to wonder why signs asking people not to spit all over the place existed, too, until I lived in New York City and found out that there are places where people spit like mad.

    Jun 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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