Have I ever just spit out my gum someplace other than in a trashcan? Yeah, I have. When I was younger, I was known to have thrown my gum out of a couple of moving cars, or into the bushes alongside any given path I might've been on at any given moment.
I also drove drunk a couple of times when I was in college, and didn't use condoms all that frequently.
I did lots of dumb shit when I was younger, is mah point.
But spitting my gum out in a parking lot, or on a sidewalk where people might be walking around? I just never really did that. I have always really liked having the type of gum that has a wrapper, because I would save the wrapper, and then when I was done with my gum I had an automatic place to put it, if there wasn't a trashcan right near by.
Once, when I was practicing for a play I was in, I chewed a piece of gum so long, it basically turned into this mushy mass in my mouth. I was on stage for over an hour. The gum was in my mouth that whole time. I don't remember which kind of gum it was. Extra? Bubble Yum? Not sure. But it was pretty weird. In a gross way. I'm pretty sure I wound up swallowing the mush after a few moments.
Anyway, every time I go to the gym, I am reminded that there are LOADS of cretins who, in spite of a large number of very easily accessible trashcans near their person, choose to spit their gum out right there on the concrete. Just RIGHT THERE. On the sidewalk on their way to the door to the gym. Or on their way out of the gym. Or in the parking lot, as they walk to their car. Or perhaps right next to their car, as if the last thing they do as they climb in and close the door behind them is to lean out into the parking lot, and ditch the wad of gum they had in their mouths.
What is that about??? Why do people do this kind of shit?
When I was a sophomore in college, we did this "Day of Service" thing at the beginning of the fall semester. Every student...every single one of those 400 or so of us, were sent out to various places to do charitable acts. My group was sent to a high school campus in Santa Monica to help clean it up before their school year began. And my particular assignment that day? For 6 HOURS? Was to scrape up gum off of the walkways and staircases that were on campus.
It was disgusting. And also, kind of a waste of time, in my opinion. I mean, those idiot teenagers already clearly gave 2 shits about where they disposed of their gum. Why clean it up? They were just going to do it again. ::sigh::
I get the point more now than I did then. But still...people who spit their gum out all willy nilly have always pissed me off.
So don't be one of those people, ok? I'll love you a lot more if you aren't one of those people.