You know how you hear of some phobias and you think they are ridiculous? You probably think mine is too. I just spent the last hour at work being razzed by coworkers over my gum phobia.
It disgusts me.
How is it acceptable to chew something up all day and smack it in peoples faces? Whats the difference if I have some chicken and chew it a few times and spit it out? What if I took my half chewed food out of my mouth and carried it around with me while I talked? What if I put my chewed up food on your dinner plate while you ate food?
I can trace it back to childhood, which also may explain my dislike of using real forks. (I prefer plastic where possible) While doing the dishes there was a peice of gum stuck to the back of a fork. Its horrified me for life.
I don't like the smell of it. I don't like the packaging, I dont like it in the store, I don't like it if you have a container that had gum in it and you use it for money, or pills and go to offer me either of these things. Nothing that housed, or touched gum is ever acceptable to offer me.
I don't want you at my desk touching things if you are chewing gum, and forget about kissing me. Bleh.
Oprah has it too. I wish she'd do a show about it so people would get off my case!
P.S. The final name of my new doggie is Mr. Magoo.