At minute 4:23 I CRACKED up laughing! Mothers can’t say “Gum is bad for your teeth any more!
Listen to what the Gum Artist says around the first forty seconds! Eewwwww!
Image by: Maurizio Savini
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The last thing I want to add to all this happiness about gum…
Let me preface this with, “Mother’s please watch your children!” I was in a store looking at some things on the shelf when I hear this little girl tell her mother, “Mommy, what’s this?”
Without even turning around (mistake #1) the mother replies, “I don’t know, don’t touch it.”(mistake #2)
The adorable little girl crouched and stared at the chewed gum on the floor. I started searching for the item on the shelf that I was looking for and thinking about my own tasks. Finally I find the product and I turn with the intention of going down the aisle past the little girl and her mother. It was obvious that the mother had not turned around since I had been in the aisle (mistake #3) and I had not heard her say anything else to the little girl,(mistake #4) but the gum was missing from the floor and the little girl was chewing.
My eyes widened and I stared with horror at the little girl.
She stared back coyly.
I felt sick!
I approached the mother and apprised her of the situation to which she immediately made the little girl spit out the gum.
To me, IT WAS TOOOOOO LATE! I was SOOOOOO GROSSED OUT that I wanted to wash my own mouth out with soap!