chewing gum.

@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
United States
June 15, 2009 6:50pm CST
I don't mean to step on you gum chewers toes so forgive me if i do. Alot of people like to chew gum i use to but i have noticed so many people that do that in places i don't think is appropriate such as on tv when they are getting interviwed or accepting an award, clerks working in stores etc. Have u really ever noticed?? It really drives me nuts. If u chew discreetly it's one thing but if u don't it's another. I USE TO HEAR PEOPLE SAY THAT GUM IS SURELY GOING TO HEAVEN because she is or he is chewing the h*ell out of it.Have u ever noticed those big chewers? IF NOT START watching it will probably make u quit like it did me.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
I seldom buy chewing gums. But when I do, I make sure that I just chew it discreetly. Like you, I don't want to see those who are big chewers, especially those who chew gums with loud sounds...
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jun 09
HI, THANKS for your response, GOOD for u, i knew u would be nice about it, u are always nice.Have a good wed.
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I do not chew gum, but the people that do seem to chew it so loud and like they are eating steak. I commented the other day when the basketball finals was on to my husband, when they had a close shot of Coby Bryant. He was chewing like a cow, and it surely was ugly. My husband's daughter in law, thinks she is so hot, but she chews on that gum and pops it, and it is so annoying and ugly looking.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I know i have alot of bad habits but gum chewing isn't one of them. I REALLY HATE TO SEE people on tv chewing like a cow or anywhere else for that matter. I bet she is not as hot as she thinks she is, people are usually not. THANKS FOR RESPONDING.
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• United States
16 Jun 09
I never noticed people who chew at inappropriate times. That's a pretty funny joke about the heaven and hell for the gum. I chew gum a bit but only in class as it keeps me busy and keeps me from paying attention to the boring teacher.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jun 09
HI, I bet if u start noticing you'll see someone. Glad u liked the joke. Thanks for responding, have a good one.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
16 Jun 09
LOL...I have noticed. There are a lot of people I work with that slop that stuff all day. They have a wad so big they can barely talk..LOL..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jun 09
HI JEN, Thanks for your response. Hope they don't swallow that was, hope if they hope u know cpr or whatever it takes.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jun 09
Growing up post war in the U.K. everything was rationed and so we did not have sweets or chewing gum. The only people we saw with gum were American Service people. My mother was very strict and did her best to bring us up as ladies. We were not allowed to chew gum at all. Ever. We were told that chewing gum was very low class! Can you believe it? she had great hopes for us! So we never chewed gum and consequently my children never chewed gum in the house or with me either. My mother's influence is still with me and I HATE to be with anyone who chews gum. hate to see people chewing gum on TV or in public. Realluy hate it. Excellent post dear friend
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I would say your mom did a very good job & did raise quite a lady. It is or can be w/some folks a very obnoxius habit. I BET PEOPLE WILL START noticing people chewing now. .IF U EVER GET TO WATCHING SOMONE CHEWING it can drive u nuts, lol.
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
yeah i've seen those kind of people... being interviewed on tv and chewing gum, its really quite annoying, and those that receives awards too, you know i think its being disrespectful... im a gum chewer but i chew at the right place and the right time. its like when i see these kinds of people chewing gum in the wrong place and at the wrong time it backfires into their character, the thing that would come to my mind right away is this person has a bad character or something...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I think it's a tacky thing for people on tv to do. There they are accepting a big award & chewing like an old cow. Thanks for your response. Have a good night.
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• Romania
16 Jun 09
Chewing a gum in public is really rude. I only do that when i think my breath isn`t fresh enough :) or when i`m getting bored . I think it might become vicious and i also think its not lady-like for women :P
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
HI, THANKS for your response & welcome to mylot. IT'S definitely the way people chew that bother me. HAVE great day.
• Romania
16 Jun 09
thx for your response could i ask you some things in private message?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jun 09
SURE, GO FOR it.
@tinam13 (840)
• United States
16 Jun 09
gum - bubble yum
I agree. I love gum...but, I work at a restaurant and I clean the dining room. What really bugs me is when I'm wiping the tables, I look under them sometimes for the heck of it and I find crap loads of gum. Why are people so lazy, they can't spit gum in a napkin or the garbage can or something, and you're going somewhere to EAT, so why would you be chewing gum in the first place??
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
That is such a rude thing to do. Wonder if they do that at home. I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED THAT WHEN I SEE PEOPLE DO TACKY THINGS LIKE THAT. Thanks for your response. Don't work too hard.
@tinam13 (840)
• United States
16 Jun 09
You're welcome, it seems like some people just don't care I guess.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
U are so right. People should treat other peoples things like they do there on but thet don't. Maybe they treat there's the same way, who knows about people, not me for sure. HAPPY DAYS TO U.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
15 Jun 09
I used to love chewing gum when I was a kid but I found it now makes me hungry, I was told that chewing gum actually teases your stomach, you chew and set off certain juices and the stomach expects food, sounds interesting but I know what you mean, it doesn't always look good... a time and place for everything I think.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
HI LILA, I had never heard that, good to know & learn something u didn't know. IF that's what it causes i'm really glad i quit chewing a long time ago.. THANKS for responding.
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
oh then it is good to chew gum when you want to gain weight and when you don't have the appetite to eat. i do rarely eat gums too and also i am overweight a bit and i don't to gain any more weight. but chewing is cool but it is quite expensive too. i buy sometimes in bulk or big packs so that i will have steady supply but i end up in gorging on them and i can't stop on chewing and so i just buy few pieces. cause here in my country we can buy few pieces on the streets on sidewalk vendor. and so when i go out and walking on the streets i just stop by to buy 2 pieces.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
THANKS for your response hotsummer. I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE ME EAT MORE. . U have a happy day.
• United States
5 Jul 09
I never liked gum i don't like it then and I don't like it now it gross me out bad.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
5 Jul 09
IT'S JUST THE WAY SOME PEOPLE CHEW IT that grosses me out. Thanks for your response. Have a good sunday.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
25 Jun 09
Honestly, I don't mind people chewing gum as long as they're decent about it and not chewing like a harlot in a wh*re house. LOL However, I do have a huge peeve on people throwing their gum on the ground! That boils my blood over! If I'm walking along, I don't want to play tic tac toe so that I don't step in it and get it everywhere I walk such as my car or house. Trash cans are a dime a dozen so why can't these people walk up to a trash can and throw it in? I don't get it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Jun 09
I loved your description..tHAT IS A NASTY HABIT PEOPLE HAVE OF THROWING GUM DOWN JUST ANYWHERE. Sometimes u step in & don't realize it till it's too late, I hate that. Watch those harlots.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I hate to see people who are chewing gum and talking at the same time. More, some are making funny noise... When going shopping I see many cashiers chewing gum. My friend said once that they infecting his food with germs, because they chew with open mouth... I was ready to complain once because I feel like they have no respect for people.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I AGREE. There is a time & a place i guess for chewing gum but i don't think it should be done at your job no matter what your job is. Thanks for your response & friend request. Have a great tomorrow.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I don't blame you. I don't like chewing gum, either. I like to chew gum a little bit but I just chew enough to help my breath. I have such sensitive teeth (actually, sensitive gums) until I can't chew it too long. When I was in school, I would chew a little bit between classes. I would try to get rid of it before I got to class because I knew how teachers felt about it. You did hair for 47 years. I thought you would like the following story. I went to have a glamour portrait made one time and the girl who did my hair smacked on gum the whole time!I couldn't think of a nice way to tell her not to do it so I just toughed it out. People are so rude, aren't they? Kathy.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jun 09
There is a time & a place for everything & I DON'T THINK STANDING OVER SOMONE WHEN U ARE DOING THEIR HAIR is the place to be chewing gum. YES, people can be very rude.Thanks for your response. Have a great day.
@kdub92 (1)
• United States
16 Jun 09
It totally understand what you mean, I would be in class trying to write a paper or somthing. And there would be a kid in the back of the class smacking away at his gum, it is very annoying. Also chewing gum isnt very attractive at all when your doing somthing important such as a job interview as you mentioned.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
HI, THANKS for your response.I BET him chewing & smacking was a distraction. IF they could see a picture of them doing that bet thy'd quit..Welcome to mylot.
@RiSmix (10)
• Finland
16 Jun 09
Well, it's okay if you chew it in your home but it's maybe not so good to chew it public. So if someone need to chew chewing gum, he/she can do it at home.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
HI, THANKS for your response. I think if u are going to chew it in public u could chew discreetly not like a horse eating hay.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I don't see it that often, but it can be really irritating and even gross. I had a guy check me out at a store a couple of weeks ago. He was chewing gum, even sticking it between his two front teeth at times. When he was talking to me I could not understand a thing he was saying. At one point I had him repeat something he asked me twice, I still don't know what he said, I just said no. I could have been turning down $100.00 I doubt it, but I really couldn't tell you what he asked me.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
HI LADY, tHANKS for your response. That is exactly what i'm talking about. That is so rude. They wouldn't chew gum if they worked for me. HOPE U DIDN'T TURN DOWN ANYTHING GOOD.
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
16 Jun 09
though chewing gum may not help the dentition of people but i have read some materials that actually suggests that chewing gums can help boost memories esopecially in older adults. Have you ever seen football coaches and team managers chewing gums at every opportunity, its just to keep their pressure mioderate while a game is underway
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
YES, I have seen them doing that. Don't like the looks of that either. Think i's very unprofessionl looking. THANKS for your response.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
no my lady I dont chew chewing gum that much or lets just say I do it rarely I dont know if I get it right but I think it is not good for our teeth really not sure instead of chewing gum I use menthos and thats rarely too only when I eat outside and wont be able to brush my teeth instantly.
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@marguicha (94950)
• Chile
16 Jun 09
You gave me a laugh, friend. I always remember cows with their cud. Fortunatly it´s not such a common practice in my country, specially in adults.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
GOOD MORNING MARJ, I'M always glad to make a friend laugh. I would be glad it isn't common in your country. Thanks for your response.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 09
I used to be gum chewers as I believe it gives the face the much needed facial exercise. The non stop chewing moves the facial tissues which firms up the face. LOL Asides from that I think most people chew gum to calm them down or is just addiction to chewing gum. The thing I hate about chewing gum is that people spit them out indiscriminately and a menace to jaywalkers when they got stuck on the sole of their shoes. Yes, I have noticed too that gum chewers have no courtesy at all. Even while being interviewed they keep chewing the gum which I think is rude.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I'M sure it has it's good points but some folks just carry it too far in certain places. I HATE to step in gum. I think it's rude just to throw it down anywhere. oh well, as the old saying goes different strokes for different folks, i guess. THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE.