OK, this is going to be interesting. I am either going to get no response at all or this is going to cause a huge uproar. Either way I have to do this.
I have seen many posts on the "smokers" at the park. I am not a smoker, never have been, but my daughter and her husband are. When we first arrived she lite a butt over by the entrance to IJ and was told very quickly about the smoking areas. She said ok, and headed to HM smoking area as directed by CM. Later in the day we were over by the Matterhorn and she went to the area there to smoke. It was amazing how many people would walk through that "posted smoking area" and complain about her smoking. But that is another gripe, here is my problem.
Now during our visit I would say I had "chew" spit down at my feet at least three times. I lost count of how many times I saw people just spitting chew on the ground. Now to me this is the most vile public display possible, it is rude, and it is dirty. So later that day my daughter was trying to sneak a smoke over by the Tikki Room at the entrance to Adventure Land over by the water ( Yes I know it was bad and I yelled at her for it but I am only the mother). Over came a cast member and asked her to put it out or take it to a smoking area. She put it out but while she was doing it, and the CM was making sure, I asked.."I know there is no smoking in the park areas but how about the people chewing and spitting the chew on the ground and at our feet. How does that park feel about that?". He looked at me very stangely and replied "Well there is nothing we can do about them".
Now wait a minute, if I was a CM and I saw someone spit chew on the ground I would walk over to them , ask for the tin of chew, and have them toss it in the nearest garbage can. I know you can't buy it in the park so they would have to quit for the day or go for a walk to buy more. Now am I wrong in thinking this is just as doable (word?) as asking people to stop smoking? Again I am all for the smoking areas and if you want to smoke that is where you should do it, but spitting chew has got to rank up there with some kind of corrective measure.
I would really like peoples opion on this.
Off my soapbox