I absolutely hate it when people spit in public, but it seems to be acceptable behaviour here and I was reminded of this habit yesterday when I was filling up with petrol in San Martin.
A couple of forecourt attendants were chatting in front of me and one of them gobbed quite accurately at the other's feet and moved away to fill up another car. The other came over to fill my tank without batting an eyelid.
I've seen people hawking up a really substantial gob and simply spitting it in front of them, regardless of collateral damage.
The so called security guard near our house was in the habit of doing this until I read him the riot act.
And shouting at all hours, wtf?
Last night as we had gone to bed at 1130 pm, we were just settling in when I could hear loud talking on the street, on and on and on. So I put my dressing gown on and found the fat guard and our neighbour standing in the middle of the road having a shouted conversation. I told them people were trying to sleep and to please shut the f** up (nicely), which they did.
The social behaviour of Argentines sometimes astounds me.