Posted by mlarrabee
1 year, 7 months ago
Poll: What's the 'polite' way to dispose of gum? (245 votes)
Spit into a trash can. 44%
Put one's fingers in one's mouth. 21%
SECRET THIRD ANSWER: Swallow it. 35%
Chewing gum still has a bit of social stigma, but it's no longer rare for people to chew it in a professional setting.
After the (false) rumor circulated about swallowed gum remaining in one's system for seven years, a lot of people refused to swallow their gum and chose instead to be rid of it by one of the first two poll options.
Which is the lesser of two evils, or are they both so evil that the only answer is the SECRET THIRD ANSWER?
There's like no logical reason to do anything besides swallow it. It isn't dangerous, it's immediate, it's the easiest/lazy route, it doesn't waste paper (not that I give a shit about that), it doesn't ruin furniture, and unless you're eating ten packs of gum a day it isn't going to affect your health (due to the sugar; not the debunked urban legend).
Oh, and your shit will sometimes have gum in it. It'll cheer you up.