Do you spit your "Bubble Gum" on the road

@kukkad (511)
India
May 21, 2007 1:34am CST
This is so bad. I was walkin down a busy road yesterday and felt somethin sticky underneath the sole of my shoe. Everytime i took a step I could feel somethin sticking. Though, I could not stop and see what was it. I reached my friends place and realised it was a "Bubble gum" stickin on my shoe sole. And, I felt so so yuck. In India...... there are many people who would chew their "chewing gum" or "Bubble gum" and just spit it on the roads......... is'nt this so disgusting. I know some countries like Singapore where chewing a gum is banned. This is a nice way to tackle this menace of crazy people spitting it on the roads. Do you also spit your bubble gum on the roads ? Have you ever experienced a gubble gum stickin on the sole of your shoe.
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@kara5287 (299)
• United States
21 May 07
i seem to always be able to find a piece of gum to step in...i am always digging it off the bottom of my shoe. for me i save the wrapper and when i'm done chewing it i stick it in the wrapper and put it in my purse or pocket until i can get to a trash can. it drives me crazy stepping in it so i don't want anyone stepping in mine.
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• Canada
21 May 07
You are right spitting bubble gum on the road is real bad thing, when i went to singapore i feel so good to see the clean roads. I have stopped purchasing bubble gum it is no good.
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• Philippines
21 May 07
I do not spit my bubblegum on roads. I do prevent this so that my son will not do it. Anyway, pls add me as your friend. I am hoping to hear from you soon. Thanks and more power!
@nfhs79 (861)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
Nope. I kept the wrapper and if I want to spit the bubble gum, i will put it back in the wrapper and throw it away. Its so simple! ;)
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@rb200406 (1825)
• India
21 May 07
This is really bad of people doing this.You are right.Not only chewing gum all sorts of things are thrown in the street assuming it a dustbin.Even if dustbin is there people seldom go & throw things into it.It has really become like a bad habit of people specially in our country.It is such a irritation.Neither i chew gum nor throw things into the road.Even if i do i make sure to plce into a dustbin.I hope everybody would do the same.
@Mtushar87 (488)
• India
21 May 07
an elated question u have asked nyway i think its mannerless and i never do that..i experienced so many people doing so and once i have slapped a friend of mine for doing this..
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
21 May 07
It should be banned here in Australia. Generally bubble gum spat on the ground is very frowned upon here. However,a lot of teenagers do it, & ill bred people. I have experienced bubble gum on my shoes, & it's hard to get off.
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• United States
21 May 07
There is an old myth that if you swallow your gum it stays in your system but gum is just like food it digest just like all the rest of the food you eat.spitting it out on the ground is not only disgusting but also carries your DNA.
@goodson (93)
• United States
21 May 07
I have to admit I have done this from time to time. If I am out and no trash can is available, I try to throw it in the bushes or out of the way. I know how frustrating stepping on gum can be. I'm sure we have al done it at least once. I will try to remember to be more thoughtful in the future.
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@shorva (923)
• Philippines
21 May 07
I must have stepped on one like a hundred times in my life. It's annoying and disgusting! I myself isn't fond of chewing gum. But when I chew a gum I usually keep the wrapper and if lose it I'd find a paper to wrap it, and if I can't find one I would never spit it just anywhere but in a trash bin. I too have heard that it's banned in Singapore and I wish sometimes we implement the same law in my country.
@takkea (394)
• United States
21 May 07
I used to do it until I realized how annoying it was when other people's gum got stuck on my shoes. I would get so angry because it usually takes a long time to come off.
• Philippines
21 May 07
i have experienced some incidents with bubble gum remains before, sticking to my slippers, to my shoes, to my skirt, to my bag and even to my hair! these people who eats bubbles gums are so irresponsible, inconsiderate and so careless. they do not only spit them on the streets, they stick them on some seats or, even on the leaves of some trees. and when it gets to stick on somebody, they find it amusing. those unthinking persons, they can really get to our nerves. the most number who do this are children. undisciplined children. although bubble gums are not popular commodities from where i live, the few irresponsible consumers of it, can cause havoc in our lives.
• United States
21 May 07
No, I do not spit my gum out on the roadway or sidewalks. I generally put the wrapper either back in my purse of my pocket. When I am done chewing the gum, I wrap it back up in the wrapper and find a trash can. I have stepped on hot, melted gum, usually in the parking lot on my way in to work. And, it is nasty, I am usually worried about any diseases that people might have that could transfer to me through the saliva on the gum. I know, I am weird, but that is the first thing that comes to mind. My son knows not to spit his gum out, too. He and some of his friends thought it would be cool to spit it out the car window. I had a fit!
@sp310070 (93)
• India
21 May 07
hi i dont like to chew the chewing gums but i have experienced it sometime sticking on my shoes it is so disgusting
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
21 May 07
I cant stand bubble gum. I dont like my kids having it, either. As i dont have it, i dont spit it on road, but if i had it i would make sure i put it in bin. I can still remember when i was little and i was wearing my favourite dress. I got in the car and the seat was hot, so i stood on the seat for a little while then sat down again. Well, i had trod on some gum and it was on my shoe and it ended up on my dress. It was ruined. Mum couldnt get it off, and i was so upset. Maybe that is why i dont like it Cheers
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
21 May 07
You may tolerate spitting on the road but some put bubble gum s delibrrately to cause trouble to people they stick in benches in theaters and every where so much of trouble once it stick in our clothes it is not easy ot get rid off.
@honeyangel (1992)
21 May 07
spitting out bubble gum on the street is discusting,horrible and there is no need for it,when im finished with my gum i put it in a piece of paper or tissue and keep it untill i find a bin.
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@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
21 May 07
i hate people spitting gums on the road, more often than not i became a victim of their carelessness. is very unethical that we chew gums and just spit it anywhere, we can use tissue and throw it in a waste can.
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@samson1967 (7422)
• India
21 May 07
It is a kind of public nuisance in silence. I rarely chew gums, when I chew I spit on the place where nobody can step.
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Jun 08
well yeah so many times and i hate it...thinking that it came from someones mouth!!!so disgusting...actually i only eat gums when im home...and bored..