By lollipopgreen - United States
Today, I walked into a gas station to get a bag of chips. Upon moving towards the counter to pay, I noticed the cashier had what looked like a golf ball stuffed in his cheek. I said to him in a joking manner, "That's a huge pinch of dip!" His reply, "It's mouth cancer." FML
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  Marcella1016  |  31

So many YDIs. There's no way he could've known. Plus he's in Texas it's probably common as hell for those people to dip or whatever. Sucks for him to have made that mistake.

  CANNIBALx  |  0

If I saw someone with a lump in their mouth, cancer would be far from the first thing I thought it was. So OP shouldn't feel too bad, it's not like there's any way he could have known.

  stacianichole  |  2

54 - I think the YDI's are coming from the idea that it's best to just not make comments like that in the first place...cause you could end up sticking your foot in your mouth.

  Prankster7o7  |  5

Chewing tobacco and dip is two different things, but with the same point, dip or snuff is shredded or ground tobacco that you place between your lip and gums and you spit, chewing tobacco or just chew is tobacco leaves or pellets that you place in your cheek and chew to release the nicotine and flavors and then you spit, it happens to taste like raisins.

  mgsoloist  |  14

Wow 47 is a little hostile...calm down. That would be a legitimate reason. Just like if someone had lung cancer you might think they were a chain smoker.

  Grimmerie  |  31

^this. it's not uncommon for people with cancer to be tobacco users. my friend is battling throat cancer and everyone asks if she smokes. it's a fairly logical assumption.


Lol, I don't need to calm down, I'm fine actually. I've had a lot of people close to me die if cancer & it pisses me off when people think they deserve it or brought it on themselves. Don't jump to conclusions.

  nitram06  |  2

Haha, and you're in school for oncology. I'm worried for any patients you have if you come unhinged that easily. Not to mention you clearly let things of no consequence effect your judgment aka -- your freak out. No one said it was the persons fault they have cancer; they simply said there is typically a CAUSE, such as smoking, chewing etc.

  E_ve  |  9

It's been said before but seriously calm down. Everyone has people around who died or are dying of cancer but if we all jump down each other's throats about it... damn.

It's true that smoking is one of the many causes of cancer. But so is asbestos (sorry if that's spelled wrong, English isn't my native language), working with chemicals or radiation, certain types of antibiotics, it's even rumored that some types of fruit cause cancer and there are many many more causes.

OP couldn't have known it was cancer but 'when in doubt...' don't effin' say things like that.


I'm not your buddy- so chill out with that shit. Yes, I'm in school for oncology & that's why I don't jump to such conclusions. Don't recall that being any of your business though.

  lil_ham1644  |  29

&168: stop telling everyone else not to jump to conclusions. You're the one who immediately assumed that we're all making assumptions about everyone that had or has cancer. It's a terrible disease (I know, I'm a survivor) but it is fair to point out that tobacco products are leading causes of cancer. Just staying this fact does not mean that me or anyone else is saying that everyone who has or has had cancer deserves it by bringing it on themselves. Also, yes, you do need to chill out.