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(R) amazing, gum chewing has always driven me absoultely crazy...(to the point that I would move my cubicle location at work to get away from a gum chewing neighbor!) I figured i was suffering from some kind of obsessive-compulsive disorder without a remedy.
(MB) This is one of those things where it's easy to come to that conclusion since most such people are rarely inclined to make any public pronouncements about it or get confrontational with offending gum chewers. Maybe it's time this changed.
(R) ran across this blurp which may actually point to a medical reason for avoiding gum chewing...mercury levels in the body...evidently a true story...
Hot Issue Part 3(MB) This is quite interesting! It doesn't address what I feel are the psychological reasons for gum chewing, but the spectre of mercury poisoning as a result of gum chewing may warrant further investigation.
(R) keep up the good work, you are not the only person silently suffering from gum chewers!
(MB) A good tactic to use with noisy gum chewers is to fart or belch noisily when they starting popping and cracking. When they complain about "that disgusting noise", you have your opening to address their own disgusting noise. Tell them that a fart or a belch only lasts for a second while their gum chewing noises go on interminably.
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