Thursday, August 13, 2009

How often, if ever, do you swallow your gum?

18 comments:

spitter said...

It's been many years. Would only swallow (gum) now if there was no other choice.

Leslie said...

I have no idea why, but I swallow my gum all of the time. I probably have a massive gum ball in the pit of my stomach.

Emily Pearl Goodstein said...

I used to all the time--especially when I was little. But I now chew multiple pieces of gum a day and don't think I've swallowed it in at least the last 15 years. Hard to believe I remember 15 years ago.

David said...

never.....i actually have a hard time making myself swallow it.

Rob said...

i never do it. did you hear it takes 7 years to digest? at least that's what mom told us.

tamika said...

I only swallow when there's no other option (i.e., a trash can). When I do swallow, I stress about the 7 years digestion thing.

Dan said...

during my years of clandestine elementary school gum chewing i did it on the regular.

Karen said...

yeah, it's been many many years, but sometimes you don't want your gum anymore and unless you want to litter, there's no other option. I think it's been long enough that I'm out of the 7 year window.

Justin said...

ALL THE TIME (ah, duh, only 5 calories)!!!

Cate said...

never ever ever.

Beth R. said...

I'm with Tamika--I'll swallow my gum if there's no garbage can or discreet napkin or whatever available.

Battgirl said...

I think I only ever swallowed gum twice, both to avoid getting a "punch". We had little blue cards in grade school & if you did something bad you'd get a hole punched in your card. If you got two or more punches you'd have after school detention. The number of punches determined the length of time you had to stay after.

Mike said...

How often, if ever, do I chew gum? Never. Did you know each piece of gum you chew destorys an acre of rain forest?

Megan D said...

When I was little I would all the time. Then someone told me gum stays inside you forever and I now fear I will die if I swallow it.

Yes I know it is stupid.

andrew said...

Never. It stays inside you for 7 years.

Beth D said...

very rarely. I've never fretted about it, though.

Tim said...

maybe once in my entire life.

Mike said...

one pack of gum equals one hundred baby snow leopard pelts