Socially Acceptable Spit Release

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  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    And to your my tight pantted friend. Baggy trousers do tend to absorb more spit, but I do usually miss them on the drop.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    If you drop your pants they are too baggy!
     
  3. gmonady

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    I do hope you tip your laundry service provider well.
     
  4. gmonady

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    Not a problem in this category. I find a good belt helps a lot, and wearing a leather device with holes and a metal clip works well too.
     
  5. Dr.Mark

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    Good morning gmonady and Happy New Year!!!
    Releasing the water key or "spit valve" can be an issue depending on where it's done. It can be quite a put off if I'm doing a luncheon and decide to empty a bunch of spit in front of an eating audience.
    For this reason I almost always carry two cloth napkins when I perform or I get some paper napkins if I forget to pack the cloth ones:
    1. One napkin is for the spit valves.
    2. The other is to wipe sweat.
    Dr.Mark
     
  6. xjb0906

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    I am more like a bird. I let it drop wherever and whenever I need to. Anyone below should make way and remember not to open their mouth as they look up.
     
  7. Rapier

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    Nope. Mostly orchestral trumpet.
     
  8. Phil986

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    It's not spit, it's water, condensation inside the tube. Keep a rug by your feet.
     
  9. Dr.Mark

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    Hi Barliman,
    You stated:
    "But of course, European TV channels don't have beeps instead of foul language - perhaps we are just nearer to real life than Americans"
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    You're still drunk from last night aren't you? Move away from the computer and go to bed!!!
    Dr.Mark
     
  10. Rapier

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    I forgot to mention, Gary, Eclipse instruments come with a small black towel, embroidered with Eclipse in the corner. Class always shows.
     

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