Are you not disturb with people keep on chewing gums?

@Bebs08 (10691)
United States
March 26, 2009 8:36pm CST
I do!!! I have seen lots of people chewing gums as if unending.. LOL.. I mean, they never stop!! I don't understand why they really like it? I am disturb when I see people doing this specially when they are talking, then keep on chewing? what about you? are you also chewing gum all the time? what do you think is the purpose why others do this? do you know of some reasons? just curious so that I can understand some of my friends who are doing this. LOL.. I don't want to ask them.. I just want to ask you.. hahahaha
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@carann (262)
• United States
27 Mar 09
It bugs me too. Chewing loud, smacking it, even attempting to blow bubles with gum that isnt made for that. Drives me crazy! And the worst of the worst I think is the person that chews with there mouth open.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
hahaha yeah, and it gives sound when they chew? I don't like it. very disgusting!!
@jennajai (19)
• United States
27 Mar 09
i chew gum like theres no tomrorow..it started when i quit smoking...i replaced the habit of smoking with the habit of chewing gum!!! it doesnt help everyone but it surely helps me..but now i have the addiction of chewing gum...although i do not do it all day long but if i put a piece in my mouth, i usually chew it for a while... everyone has their own reasons but hey, chewing gum is better than other things they could be doing..think about that one!!
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Well, with that reason, I will commend you. That is better addiction than anything else. yes, people have reasons and if their reason is good like yours, is it excusable.
@drdivu (1011)
• India
27 Mar 09
well, ya.. its kind of very distracting..i used to get annoyed with such people earlier..now its fine..they have their own life and way to live it..so let it be so.. WE CANT REMOVE ALL THE THORNS FROM OUR PATH, BETTER TO WEAR OUR SHOES RATHER THAN CLEARING THE PATH, which is difficult rather impossible..!!!???!!!
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I know
@youless (84955)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Mar 09
chewing gum - chewing gum is a kind of snack
I haven't tried to chewing gums for quite a long time. Perhaps some people want to act cool or they care about their dental health, so they will chew gums. I don't find it bothering if others chew gums around me. I just don't like if they just spit the gums on the ground. I love China
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Well, I am not bothered when they don;t talk. The only annoying thing is that when they talk to someone they keep on chewing the gum and sometimes they will blow it? hahaha.. no etiquette.
@mobhomeir (7567)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Ok here's what I thought of people who like chewing gum all the time. One reason for me is they have a BAD BREATH yuck! That's they keep on chewing to cover the bad breath of their mouth. Another thing is, these people are being born with their mothers loved to see Carabaos and Goats their nevern ending chewing that's it. Have observed those animals? Yes that's them..he he he
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
hahahaha You are funny!! I love that answer.. heheh yeah Goats and carabaos are chewing specially goats.. they never stop. I think, you've got the idea!! some people want to have fresh breath.. so they keep on chewing gums to hide their bad breath.. CORRECT!!!
@sanuanu (11241)
• India
27 Mar 09
No, I do'nt get disturbed because I used to chew for a long long time. I have stopped it because my doctor asked me to stop. In my view, people think that chewing gum will mean that they are more smart that people who are not chewing. In my country there is a saying that the teeth which come late in human's life are "intelligent teeth". So, most of us think that the best way to use those teeth is that chew gums with those !
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
hahaha!! that is funny!! you mean gum chewers are intelligent than those who dont; chew? hahaha so goats are intelligent then..
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
27 Mar 09
Indeeed! Have you ever seen a goat with glasses on?
@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
I think that is not at all good manner. Imagine chewing gums continuously. A person doing that resembles a goat or a cow or a carabao chewing all day through. Sorry to those who love to chew gums but I am just expressing my personal opinion. Well it is okay to chew gum but not doing it almost all the day even if the gum has gone tastless already ha!ha!ha! i think people should learn good etiquette. If my friends are talking to me while chewing I'd always say "Will you please finish your chewing firs!" Then they'd say in joke "Suplada!" Ha!ha!ha!
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
hahahah you know friend? I really enjoyed your responses to my postings. .. you made me laugh all the time.. hahaha.. yes, I remember the goats who will not stop chewing.. I am bothered with people who are doing that. I have many friends in church who are chewing gum even if they are conducting the lesson study or they are in the pulpit. I really don't like it.
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@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Ha!ha!ha! You should see me in person, there is no boring moment with me! Ha!ha!ha! You better transfer your house near mine, so we could have more bonding and laughing time together! Ha!ha!ha!
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• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Hello friend. Just like you I am disturb when I saw a bunch of people chewing a gum especially if I am seeing it. As you know that I am a teacher and I am handling college students. At the beginning of the the semester, that would be one of my classroom rules that I won't allow students to chew gum during my class since it is very disturbing to look at. I can't concentrate talking and looking at someone who keeps on chewing for it reminds me of goats. lol. I think other find comfort on chewing gum for they say it realizes stress and if they started to become fidgety over something it calms them. It could be that other are conscious of their breath that they prefer to chew gum. Hope this helps my friend. Have a happy day!!!
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Oh yeah!! maybe it is true that it helps others to ease their nervousness? or maybe their insecurities? and truly is,, it will lessen bad breath. You know what? gum is also my problem in the classroom because kids are putting it in their seats and it stick to the other kid's dress or sometimes they stick it to the hair of other kids.. Naughty!!!
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• Philippines
28 Mar 09
Hello friend, I can relate since that does happen with college students to they stick it in their char though they are not as naught as sticking it on the hair or their classmates seat. LOL. Have a nice day!!!
• United States
3 Apr 09
I'll chew it until my jaw locks up, sorry. I'll try to be more mindful of people now.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
23 Apr 09
ah!! good for you....
@freedomg (1684)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I don't mind the chewing unless they are talking but I am driven mad when they make that awful smacking sound while they are chewing. In my house if I can hear you chewing the gum it goes in the trash and I don't care who's kid you are. That noise is the most disgusting thing on the world to me whether it's with gum or food it drives my mad. As for why they do this I really don't know, I have read that chewing gum helps you think clearer and some teachers have even started passing it out for big tests, but other than that I'm as lost as you are.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I don't think chewing gum help people think clearer? it is just a myth. I might think, it would distract the thinking when you are always chewing when something is going on around.
@blion23 (404)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I think that chewing gum is just a easy way to get rid of nervousness as well as to keep something in your mouth to chew because your mouth can get dry which causes bad breath. Chewing gum is not something that is bad, and depending on what type of gum you chew, it may actually be beneficial to your teeth. However, it does annoy me when people make that smacking noise with their mouth when they chew, it gets to be very annoying. That is just my view on chewing gums. Good luck and happy mylotting!
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Very annoying indeed specially if it disturbs others..
@chimrani (1431)
• India
27 Mar 09
yes friend i don't like the peoples who chew chewing gums.My sistem likes more whewing gums and just ask her to go out of my room.Yes it really disturbs me.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
you are mean!!! Joke!! yes, I am disturb too with that non stop chewing..
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Yes I am disturb if I see someone chewing gum but it depends on the occasion, the place and the situation. If I see someone on the road chewing gum and I just pass by them I do not care. If I am talking to someone who is obviously chewing gum then I feel uneasy because for me that is unethical. They should throw the gum first before they talk to others. Or if they don't want to throw it then just avoid chewing it too much to the point of affecting the way they deliver the words. If I saw some someone chewing just outside especially girls and they make it very obvious then it turns me off and so I just move my eyes away from them. I just don't like chewing gum when I am outside. I would rather eat candy than chew gum. Problem is a lot just do not dispose their chewing gum properly and I hate it when I see some nasty gum anywhere! My goodness can't those who do it just swallow it instead of putting it anywhere else? That is so disgusting! I never really like people who chew a lot of times and just can't live without a gum in their mouth.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
hahah I agree with you 100 percent. It is very distracting when you talk to someone who keeps on chewing gum. Why not wait until they finished talking? Like you, I don't appreciate people who can not stop chewing even if they are talking.
@iamsolucky (1243)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
I dont mind as long as they dont chew like a goat, especially when they are girls.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
hahaha you got it correct!!! girls don't look decent when they chew gums in front of boys.. I don't know about others but for me? it is distracting.
• Indonesia
27 Mar 09
I chew gum. I like to chew gum, but yes I do think it is rude to chew gum if you are talking with some one unless you are both chewing it. Gum can be very beneficial when trying to lose weight as it keeps you from wanting to put other foods in your mouth. Also chewing gum burns calories so you can lose some weight chewing gum! Just don't go to sleep chewing gum or you may wake up to find it in your hair and don't swallow gum it is very, very hard for your stomach to digest gum.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
really? chewing gum can burn calories? Are you serious? how come? maybe ig you are jogging while chewing the gum? Joke!!!
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Hello Bebs08! I'm sorry, I am not a chewing gum fanatic that's why I can't say something what's the purpose why they chew gum non stop. I chew a gum sometimes. But not everyday. It's for the purpose of making my breath fresh breath especially when I go out and I was not able to brush my teeth while eating at the restaurant. I also chew gum while traveling.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
oH!!! so, that is chewing gum with a good purpose not just to be cool like what others are doing. I can understand that.. but when they are too much? it is distracting.
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
27 Mar 09
Well I am not chewing gum any time. I don't like it too much rather I would prefer to eat something else. Sometimes I get distracted when I saw someone eating chewing gum because they make different noise while chewing it. Even my sister has habit of chewing gum. She says that it helps her to keep her throat wet and avoid her thirst.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Oh really? it is distracting indeed. am not sure if it really quench the thirst.
@CMTS_87 (1342)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Nope. Not at all. I just don't mind them.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
ah!! good for you.. me? I really mind...
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
I am also wondering why there are people who loved to chew chewing gum. I don't like it because I felt very hungry after chewing. Sometimes I am annoyed if people chew chewing gum in front of me especially if we are talking. It is really bad.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
You got it right!!! I don't like when people chew gum while talking to me. It's bothering.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
27 Mar 09
sometimes i do find it irritating but then i have heard some chew it to overcome their addictions like over-eating,smoking,etc.i cannot go on chewing gum as once it loses it flavour,i feel like puking...
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Oh really? well,.. I cam understand if someone's reason is like that but if it is just for feeling cool? it's annoying!!!