When I buy a new pack of gum, I have to hide it from myself. I have to put it in my bag, or in a drawer, or behind the laptop screen or somewhere out of site. If not I continue to open and consume the gum until I have every single piece of gum in my mouth.
I don't notice I'm doing it. I just reach over while thinking of something else, slide the stick out of the packages, slowly unwrap the gum and pop it into my mouth. It doesn't matter that I've already got 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 pieces in there already as soon as I stop telling myself "no, you can't have another piece of gum" and think of something else, I put another piece in. And another. Until suddenly I realize I have this massive wad of gum in my mouth and I'm chewing like a cow with big wide open mouth chews in order to maintain the gum and manage to breathe at the same time. Why is this? I'm not sure, but I figured I'd share, only for the purpose of getting me back into the habit of blogging.
I also swallow my gum. Against all recommendations from mothers (and my wife, who coincidentally is also a mother) I just chew away until I notice the flavor has gone and the "gulp" it's gone. If I remember, I throw it out. But normally I just swallow it. I figure they probably wouldn't sell something that you should put in your mouth if it wasn't edible right?
Anyways, my last pack of gum is gone now. Thank god I didn't buy one of those megapacks of Wrigleys.