Yuk!

@Anne18 (11036)
March 9, 2012 11:56am CST
Just had to share with you all how awful gum is, espically when you step on some and it sticks to your shoes!! I was walking down our high street this morning while doing some shopping for a client I clean for and some awful person had spat there gum out on the path, I didn't see it and trod on it! Took ages to scrap it off my shoe, I was best not pleased as I had to take my shoes off when I returned to my clients house so I didn't put stickiness on the carpet.... carpet in this house not good so didn't really want ot walk around in my socks, but didn't really have a choice. What do you hate about gum? Please share with us fellow mylotters
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@GardenGerty (104430)
• United States
9 Mar 12
I enjoy chewing gum, but not when it has been spit out. People do not seem to realize that they should save the wrapper and wrap it up to dispose of it. I hate littering of any kind.
@Anne18 (11036)
9 Mar 12
I hate littering as well. What is your favourite gum?
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@GardenGerty (104430)
• United States
9 Mar 12
I buy "Extra" gum, it does not stick to my dental work and seems very pliable. I cannot think of the name of the flavor, it is a wintergreen flavor with exploding crystals.
@Anne18 (11036)
9 Mar 12
I'm not a gum person, but I have heard of that one. I was never allowed gum as a girl but then they brought out sugar free ordit and was allowed it then, but I never really got into gum. I remember loving the taste of that lovely pink bubble gum!
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
1 Apr 12
your still that lucky because one time i ride a bus going to work and when i sit there was a gum on the seat which i havent noticed...everything was history i have to go back to my house to change pants and go to work an hour late just because of the gum on the bus seat...
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
That is so bad, hope your boss was very understanding towards you
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@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
12 Apr 12
well my boos understands it but still i have to make up for the lost time and have to work overtime that day....
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
11 Mar 12
Oh..that makes me mad too. It can take forever to get that nasty gum off the bottom of your shoe...you sure don't want to touch it either I don't like it when I see people play with it with their hands. I have seen people stretch it out of their mouths and then put it back in and start to chew They twirl it and everything. I think its gross when they slap chew it too.
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
Yes it is all so gross and awful
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
8 Jul 12
Thanks for the best response!
@drannhh (15245)
• United States
11 Mar 12
I think gum is a rather gross addiction. I confess, though, that I do like the little tins that it is sometimes sold in. The same goes for mints. Sometimes I buy them just for the tins.
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
The tins can be very pretty and useful as well... for putting your used gum in as well
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@celticeagle (120598)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Mar 12
I hate gum when it gets stuck on my lip. And I dislike it when the flavor goes. And when I accidentally swallow it. Yuk!
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
I swallowed some when I was a child and not allowed to have gum... my friend!!!!! told me that I would die as I had swallowed the gum! I worried for ages about it as I couldn't tell my mum that I had had the gum!! Well I didn't die!!! I find chewing gum gives me tummy ache, we don't allow the children to have gum
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
19 Mar 12
The kids used to eat gum at home or in the car. But after scraping off gum from the couch, and the seats in the car, and once in a pocket, I've since then banned gum inside the house or in the car. They can have gum when they're outside, but they have to spit it out before coming in. I hate scraping it too!
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
Good house/car rules there. Keep it up
@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
13 Mar 12
That is really disgusting. I hate gums when it is scattered on the streets or spat on chairs. They mess up everything everywhere and even to our personal stuffs. Spatting gums everywhere is not healthy because these can spread out diseases.
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
Yes it is very messy and it can mess lots of things up for people
• United States
12 Mar 12
Hi Anne. I think the worst experience I ever had with gum was when my daughter went to sleep with it in her mouth, but woke up with it tangled in her long wavy hair. Now that was a mess. It took me a couple of hours to get it out, but peanut butter finally did the trick. Hope I don't ever have to do that chore again.
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
Oh how very awful, your daughter was very lucky that you didn't have ot have her hair cut. What an awful chore for you ot do and how awful for your daughter ot have ot sit there
@koperty3 (1877)
10 Mar 12
Well it cost millions of £'s every year to remove those things from the pavements. It's sticky and really hard to remove. I remember one time when it had happened to me I had had to frozen my shoe to remove it. Maybe odd idea but it always work.
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
Glad that you found a way to get rid of your gum.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 Mar 12
I hate that sooo many people chew it and don't throw it in a wastebasket. Makes you wonder if they have no IQ points or if their laziness quotient is "out of bounds" meaning off the charts for what you even think lazy is. I hate that it used to be all natural from trees and now the ingredients, sometimes you need a chemist to read it. People used to collect the gum in our Adirondack Mountains. Someone discovered chickle and all those people went out of work.
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
I don't think they do have any IQ points
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
10 Mar 12
I like chewing gum but not on my shoes! I find some people don't care how do they dispose of it.
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
Yes people should be more careful how they get rid of there gum
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
10 Mar 12
Aww, I hate it too. The worst is that some chewers always find the "best" place to put the gum. I always watch where I sit, but when once I forgot it, I sat in a gum. At school when I put my books in the desk under the table, it often got stuck in chewing gum. It's possible to remove gum from clothes once they are frozen, but we can't put anything in the freezer
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
Many times I sat at a desk at school and got chewing gum stuck on my skirt, awful trying ot get it off.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
10 Mar 12
I work in at a college,in the kitchen. When I work in the dishroom sometimes I see chewed gum put on the tray or plate! I hate that! Sometimes when I find an aluminum can and there is gum stuck to the top of the can! That is so gross! Sometimes when tables,in the dining room,are moved dried gum is found under the tables! Now that is really gross!
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
I agree with you gross gross and even more gross
• United States
10 Mar 12
Thank you! Someone who took the words right out of my mouth. Yes, GUM is nasty, disgusting, and it sticks to everything. Also, good luck getting it out of your hair and good luck getting it out of just about anything once it is there. I had gum stuck in my hair twice, and one out of two of those time, my hair had to be cut because of it. The blonde kid who did it to me moved away in the middle of Kindergarten, and I was so happy when she moved away because I would never have to see her chew gum and get it into my hair ever again. My mother never gave it to my brother and me, and we personally don't feel like we missed out. Also, my brother had Type 1 Diabetes when he turned 12 and he wouldn't of been able to have it anyway. My mother never gave us gum because she had to take care of children who chewed gum and got it everywhere and she made a solemn vow never to give it to my brother and me. When someone finally did give it to us when we got older, we didn't like it. Again, we couldn't see what the appeal was? I don't like gum, I don't like chewing gum, and I will never give my children gum.
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Apr 12
We don't allow our children to have gum.
@dazzledlady (1619)
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
I do not hate gums, but I hate irresponsible people who throws their gums anywhere. People should not be allowed to eat/ use anything if they do not know how to dispose them properly.
@Anne18 (11036)
9 Mar 12
They had such a problem with gum on the paths etc in a town about 15 miles from my town and they now have gum boards posted around the town, so when you want to get rid of your gum you just stick it on a gum board. Its very unslightly but its so much better there than on your shoe. I have never been into chewiing gum, I have found it always gives me a tummy ache.
• New Zealand
12 Apr 12
I suppose Singapore might be topping your list of countries to go to then . But yeah definitely, the equally worst thing for me I think is when I'm at a library or any other place with tables/chairs/desks, and my hand touches the bottom of it and touches something soft. I have a look and see it's a piece of old gum. Disgusting . If I chew gum, which I do from time to time, I make sure I have a piece of paper or a tissue with me before I dispose of it in a bin.