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October 14, 2008

People who stick their chewed gum under chair lips or table tops – is death too good for them?

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  • Reply Gretchen October 14, 2008 at 2:21 am

    If they’re tortured first, death MIGHT be acceptable.

  • Reply Lindsay October 14, 2008 at 3:13 am

    Ugh! SO gross! Yeah, tortured first. They’re just lazy people who won’t put the effort to find a trash can or think to wrap it in a piece of paper to throw away later. I hate it when I accidentally touch a piece of the ABC gum that’s under the table. I rush to a bathroom to wash my hands as soon as I can.

  • Reply teach5 October 14, 2008 at 3:15 am

    They are just misunderstood. They are leaving goodies for those who follow. As I said to one of my kindergarten kids the other day, “I did NOT see you just put that in your mouth…..”

  • Reply Sherry October 14, 2008 at 3:17 am

    DUDE! Why do we not talk about this more often? GAH!

    Death is too good for them.

    Seriously, folks, JUST SWALLOW YOUR CHEWED GUM if you can’t find a place to spit it out. Not a big deal. It won’t stay in your stomach for seven years.

    In fact, I think death is too good even for people who perpetuate that myth.

  • Reply TheMoncurs October 14, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Have you seen Baby Mama? Because there’s a bit with a table and some gum that is so classic.

    I can honestly say that I have never stuck my gum to anything, much less under a table.

    I wish everyone could say that.

  • Reply heidikins October 14, 2008 at 3:53 am

    Yes, but first they must be locked in a cell they can neither stand no lie down in, made entirely of chewed-gum bricks.


  • Reply Packrat October 14, 2008 at 4:34 am

    I thought putting chewed gum on things went out of style like 30 plus years ago. Death might be a little harsh for a child under 10, but otherwise…

  • Reply hello, my name is amber. October 14, 2008 at 5:31 am

    sick + wrong on so many levels.

  • Reply Mel October 14, 2008 at 6:41 am

    They should be coated with used gum and stuck to the bottom of a bench.

  • Reply Prudy October 14, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    I’m so glad you posted a comment today. I was trying to find you and I couldn’t remember the name of your blog. I kept thinking it was a book a day.
    YES! It’s a vile habit. Would you believe that you can even find gum under the desks at the MTC? Now that’s just downright unholy!

  • Reply toshapeandtomold October 14, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I don’t know about death but how about this…

    Make them choose a DIFFERENT piece of someone else’s chewed gum to naw on for a little while. I think that would make me feel better for all the times I’ve had a heart attack before snatching someone else’s chewed and stuck gum from one of my toddlers mouths.


  • Reply ashley October 14, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    This is pretty nasty, but I do remember doing it one time in grade school under the lunch table because there was lots of gum underneath it and I didnt understand what all the fuss was about, so I tried it out. Felt guilty ever since.

  • Reply craftyashley October 14, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    It’s not like we can’t hunt them down and prosecute them! We have their DNA! They should make a new CSI for this.

  • Reply Amber October 14, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I have never understood this behavior. What would posses anyone to stick their gum under a desk or chair is beyond me. It is soo difficult to get out of your jeans too — if you happen to get the tall chair at the short desk and put your knee in it….

    Lame sauce…

  • Reply Rhiannon October 14, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Torture, first, for sure!

    Also – it seems that ADULTS are doing this. Which is completely unacceptable.

  • Reply Science Teacher Mommy October 14, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Death IS too good.

    How about allowing all other gum-chewers in the room to spit gum in said idiot’s hair? I mean, just for starters.

  • Reply Alicia October 14, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Ooh. Perhaps they are akin to the people who let their dog poop on the lawn outside my apartment building because they figured the falling leaves would cover it up. Yeah, they do…which means little unsuspecting toddlers don’t see it! Eeeew! Maybe the gum-culprits could be made to roll in dog poop and the poop-baddies can have ABC gum for breakfast. Ah, justice.

  • Reply Natasha @ Maw Books October 14, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    One word: nasty!

  • Reply SushiiGirl October 15, 2008 at 2:29 am

    I’ve never understood why anyone would have the urge to stick their gum under chairs or tables. It just astounds me! Although….I did see pictures once of a gigantic wall of gum (I think somewhere in Seattle?) that has pretty much become artwork.

    P.S. I’m glad I found your blog again. I miss those days when we were livejournal buddies…

  • Reply Mad Hadder October 15, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I’ll take gum over boogers.

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