Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wondering

Just how disgusting is it to chew the day-old gum you stuck to your office keyboard?

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  1. Your own gum on your own keyboard?

    Pretty disgusting.

    But maybe not as disgusting as chewing gum from an unknown source on a public access computer.

    Hon, would you like me to bring you some gum? I have to go run errands anyway...

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  2. Why are you sticking old gum to your keyboard?!?

    Knitting was strangely quiet last night.

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  3. is this a hypothetical question? or a real question?

    the answer is "very disgusting" in either case... although my kids would probably say "if it still has flavour - why not?"

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  4. Ok, I take my judgement back since I just dropped chocolate on the floor in my workshop and ate it anyway.

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  5. Ummm.... I'm almost scared to ask... but ah, why do you want to know?

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  6. Oh, go on, chew it, you know you want to.

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  7. The keyboard is dirtier than the floor. It's more like the back of the toilet. Better to stick the gum on the side of the monitor next time.

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  8. I agree with jodi. Work keyboards and desks are dirtier and germier than most bathrooms.

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  9. wow. That made me say "ew". And I have remarkably low standards

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  10. This is one of those 'if a tree falls in the forest' kind of questions. The level of disgusting is determined entirely by a) being caught doing it; b) catching someone else doing it.

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  11. not as gross as chewing gum that you kept behind your ear for a day, which is where gum should be kept according to the books and movies i remember....although i remember trying to put gum there once and it wouldn't stick :(

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  12. Is it your gum? I know you stuck it to your keyboard ... but the disgusting quotient raises if it someone else's gum

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  13. Hmm, I'm also wondering if it would be a bit of a germ fest if it's been sitting. Lessee, its sugary, been in your mouth (i.e. has a high water activity), incubating with additional keyboard inoculation at room temperature....

    Definitely a food borne illness risk if I remember my food micro coursework.

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  14. I wonder why you are chewing gum in the first place. Not good for your jaw, or teeth. 'Sides no one looks attractive chewing gum.

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