It is a filthy thing to do and I get so angry when I think of how many birds die from the damned stuff. We were always taught to keep the wrapper then roll it up and put it in the bin. Anyway, dentists say chewing gum is very bad for your jaw.
Eucalyptus oil will remove it. I have never had a really bad "chewy" incident but my daughter has. When she was in school some little #$%$&**(#! threw a piece in her hair. We had to have it all cut off. Too say I was furious would be a large understatement. Apparently he nearly peed his pants when he saw her hair all gone. Luckily, it ended up making her very trendy. *Winning*
I try to watch where I am going when I walk, but I probably have had this happen to me as a child. I can't remember how I would have gotten it off. Maybe my Dad got it off for me. I have heard that vinegar is good for this purpose. I haven't seen any chewing gum on the footpaths for years and years. Maybe people are getting the message about this bad habit (do people still chew gum ?), or maybe where we live people just don't do this. I don't see people chewing gum anymore.
Yes Lluxi, i occasionally chew gum particularly when I have had garlic and can still taste it! I have actually sat at a table in a restaurant once and there was some just under the table stuck to the table - how uncouth!
I was actually sitting in a club when some moron stuck it to the fabric seat. Naturally it spread when I got up to move and I ended up spreading it on tbe chair I moved to before I realised what had happened. Not happy Jan!!!
Yes I have done this,but VERY rarely ,and a VERY long time in the past!!! On the rare occasions that we did chew gum ourselves we were taught,as was Rice, to always keep the wrapper to put the used gum into and then take it to the nearest bin!I was never a huge fan of chewing the stuff,as I hated that I had to hang on to it somehow till I could dispose of it properly(i.e. WRAPPED!!!).Thus standing on someone else's made me positively cringe!!! Even the thought of it makes me feel rather squirmy!!! And as Finy noted, when ignoramuses stick it on the underside of a table in an eatery or restaurant, I feel it is so uncouth that I have actually gotten up and walked away!!! We always had Eucalyptus oil in the cupboard at home for things such as this.It is a really super little item to keep as a staple item in the home!