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14, OP is a girl. I find it hard to believe that she wasn't carrying a purse with some sort of scrap piece of paper or something. We do tend to carry a lot of stuff in our purses. She could've put in a paper and put it in a pocket in the purse until she got to a garbage can (which would probably be at the place the interview was). Or even easier, swallow it.
Lazy inconsiderate people tossing gum on the streets and floors are disgusting. I can't count the number of times I've had to scrape someone's fresh gum off my shoe because they couldn't be bothered to walk to a trash bin. Not to mention the fact that any gum on the ground collects dirt and looks horrible.
I think that she could've done a dozen different things other than throwing it on the street and she's rude for throwing it on the street, however I think having it stuck in her hair and being semi-attacked by some stranger is a little much. What the guy should've done is embarrass her and say "you're not just going to throw it there for someone else to step in are you? Pick it up and find a garbage" then continue to stand there and stare at her till she picked it up. Shaming/embarrassing people like this often works and gets the point across. I remember an Fml where some idiot didn't have a bag so he didn't pick up his dogs poop and the neighbour made him pick it up with his bare hands! Lol
Shoulda stuck the gum to his hair. By stick I mean throw and by gum I mean a fist.
I do not understand people that won't swallow their gum. Gum is in no way different then swallowing every piece of food you've ever eaten. In fact it is no different then swallowing a gummy candy, or anything else. The digestive system is quite incredible at doing its job not to mention that the acid alone probably does most of the work. Meat is harder to digest than most other foods, and yet people still eat it and it can still be digested. Suck it up people and swallow your friggen gum. No one want to hear you complain about not having anywhere to put it or find it under a table or on the floor or road or a wall!
57 - Didn't you read my second comment? I corrected myself, saying that gum doesn't actually stay in your stomach for years, but that it simply doesn't digest properly. It is a rare occurrence, but it is possible that gum might create a blockage in your intestines.
You had no piece of paper or old receipts in your purse to wrap around the gum?
And if you absolutely have no place to throw it out (which I doubt seeing as if you waited there would probably have been a garbage can on the way or at the place the interview was) you could've just swallowed it. Swallowing gum doesn't actually mean it will stay in your stomach for 7 years or that you will get some huge mass in your stomach, it's actually no different than swallowing food or some sort of gummy candy.