do you bite your ballpens/pencils??

@janebeth (2033)
Philippines
August 27, 2009 9:55pm CST
if i am busy with my works here in the office and sometimes my mind will be idle for a while, i will bite my ballpen and think a lot of things.. i know it's rude to look at it but i can't stop it.. i somehow saw other people do it here in the office and maybe it's also their habit.. how about you?? tell me your experience friends.. have a nice day..
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@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
I think I had a season when I used to bite my ballpen too. But I think I didn't like it when the tip of the ballpen gets all distorted and sometimes would even develop sharp edges. I didn't have a hard time skipping the habit, I guess it's because I didn't have it long enough. What I do now it to flip my ballpen around like a baton twirler whenever I am thinking about something. I think it's a lot safer for my ballpen hehehe
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
yes it is, now i am practicing that habit rather than biting them all the way and it is very dirty to look at.. it's nice to just shake them.! thank you for this idea.. take care..
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Aug 09
hi jane. i can't remember doing that yucky thing. you don't know how dirty this thing is and you will just put it in your mouth and bite it? maybe kids do this, but frankly i can't remember i did that. i can see kids' pencil, especially if it's eraser is very little, so they bite it to let the remaining parts of the eraser to come out. that thing, maybe, i did it when i was a kid also.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
before only neil, i think in high school and now i am practicing not to do it anymore, lol.. thank you for that..
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Aug 09
but you said, if you're bored in the office?
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
sometimes only here in the office neil specially if i am loaded with work but not that always.. lol..
28 Aug 09
Hi janebeth, I don't do that now but when I was young I used to sit in my class room and chew my pencil till it was right down to the lead, yuk!! my mother would tell me off as she used to say it was bad for me, don't know when I got out of this bad habit, so stop doing it, its bad for you, lol! Tamara
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
maybe it's a habit for all kids but i think with my age it's not good to look at it..hehe..! yes thank you, and from now on i will definitely stop it..
@wlyatshu (18)
• China
28 Aug 09
Yes, i got the exactly same habit as you acquire. When i was going through a test, maybe a math test, some compicated stuffs just picked up my brain, for that momment iwill turn to soething for help......Yep, you got it! It's just the stuff around you, ballpens, testpapers even my fingernails. I think that might be a sign of my choicelessness. I want to do something while facing with the trouble which actually make me nothing to do but bite everything around me.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
same here but it's totally dirty and bad, so maybe from now on we will stop doing it, lol.. thank you for being honest and have a nice day..
@peace001 (727)
• China
28 Aug 09
oh,no i never do that.but i still remembered some of my classmates did it when they did their homework,it is a bad habit,and it is also do harm to our body.pls forget it and never bite your ballpens or pencils again for your healthy.if you can not rectificate it,pls eat some socks when you want to bite your ballpens or pencils.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
hi peace, yes i know it's dirty but i can't help it.. thank you for the advice and i will try my very best not to do it again.. have a nice day..
@lhsy2k (227)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I don't and I find it kind of disgusting honestly. I remember in school if I forgot a pen or pencil and asked to borrow one, it seemed like 9 times out of 10 it was all chewed up. Yuck.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
lol, kids are kids so you are right specially those days on schools.. bite here and bite there, yuckky sometimes.. , thank you for dropping by..
@kb5000 (110)
• United States
28 Aug 09
no never. i have seen a lot of people do that.
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@advokatku (4036)
• Indonesia
28 Aug 09
iiihhh ... thats dirty, jane .... If I'm busy and need high consentrase, I prefer smoke
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
ah i see, but smoking is also bad for our health..
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Aug 09
me too, advokatku. i prefer to smoke than biting that dirty things, ewwww jane.
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
yes eeewww to me....
@prinzcy (5036)
• Malaysia
28 Aug 09
I don't and I never will. In fact I don't put anything in my mouth while thinking. I don't find that hygienic. I don't fancy the idea of having germs pass on into my mouth, eurgh~~~ If I need to think, my pen and hands will remain firm on the worksheet, no way near my mouth. I just become idle.
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
lol, thank you for being honest.. and yes i learned from that thing now, i will be more aware if i can hold them specially when i am idle.. thank you.!!
@simonelee (2716)
• China
28 Aug 09
During my school age i used to bite the metal thing in eraser? My mom thought our puppy bite all my pencils because all of it have a bite marks.When i get older i'm avoiding the bad habits due to microbes.
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
yes simon it's very dirty, lol.. we can learn from our mistakes and that's what we called an experience..!! thank you for dropping by and have a nice day..
@asliah (11141)
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
when i was in elementary i always bite my pencil in the part of the eraser and when i was in high school i always do that again to my pen,and i only removed that behavior when i was in second year level in high school until now.
@LdeL0318 (6421)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Back when i was a kid I usually do that. But of course now that I am grown up it is so awkward that I will still do that. I know for some it is a habit and they do it unintentionally. But even so, I think it is not good to see a person doing such thing.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
29 Aug 09
Hi there! Yes, I used to have that habit too when I was still studying. My ballpen caps are all yucky because of it. Even my pencil's erasers they don't can't stand my biting hehe. But I don't know what happened. The habit just disappeared and I have totally forgotten about it. They say habits are signs of boredom and lacking confidence. Like when we bite our nails or when our legs or feet swings or taps especially when we're waiting for time to pass by or sometimes when we feel nervous. These habits are just normal and the ballpen or nail bitting and leg/feet swinging is a just an instrument to take our minds off from thinking boredom or becoming nervous. But I suggest stop the habit. Like what you said, it's unhygienic. Ciao!
@visigode (36)
• United States
28 Aug 09
Well, i'll admit that I am a hell of a penbitter. Usually this happens because i'm always very nervour in almost every place and what I do usually, when I have a pen in my hand, is bite it and there are sometimes that I don't even notice i'm bitting it. However, when I don't have a pen in my hand, I usually start to bite my hand nails.
@Hatley (164231)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Aug 09
hi Janebeth oh yes I find myself everyonce in awhile'doing just that. I am sure it looks awful but I stop for awhile'then find myself doing it again. its not too great on one's teeth and gets some odd looks if someone sees me. what my worst habit was was chewing on my necklAce. until one day recently'when ' I saw these little blue spots all over my top;ink where did that'come from.I went upstairs to my room to rinse the stains out of my'vblouse and noticed Ihad ink stains around my mouth and checks.I had walked'past several people on my way upstairs butnobody had said a word. I scrubbed the stuff off my face and never did get the stains'from my top.the ink of all things had come from that necklace I had been wearing and I had of course absentmindedly'chewed on the damned thing.,so I broke that habit.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
28 Aug 09
funny but that is not a habit that i ever got into, but my daughter sure does, she bites her nails down to the quick and also bites her pens and pencils at school. anyone know how i can get her to stop??
@safrabay (75)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
if nobody else uses your ballpen or pencil, then maybe it's alright biting it. my advise is to wash that ballpen of yours properly with soap and water for another round of biting. germs and viruses are microscopic organisms, remember. for health's sake it is advised not to.
• India
28 Aug 09
yes when i am busy thinking sometime while writing when i bite my PEN
@san_683 (88)
• India
28 Aug 09
ya it is the most addictive habit everyone has, i usually dont bite pens, but keep pencil's backs inside the mouth,because it feels smooth and have eaten leads that is present in the pencil
• India
28 Aug 09
Haha! I have the same habit of bitting the ballpen and day dreaming.It comes in without knowing I think. Great to know people are all the same around the globe :P