Most people who chew gum on the TTC are considerate enough to wait until they get off to spit their gum out into the garbage, or they put it in a wrapper so they can throw it out later. The gum we regularly see stuck to seats, walls, and doors isn't from them, it's from a small contingent of assholes. These are the people who would continue to stick their gum to the seats even if there was a trash can right in front of them. Why? Because they're assholes and they don't give a fuck.
If this is too ranty for your tastes, then check out the article I wrote for Torontoist on the same subject. It contains some of that crazy research stuff.
Photo by L. Richarz.
Friday, July 16, 2010
By Stephen M.