I still don’t know why?! I’ve written this famous line, “I will not chew gum in class”, several hundred times. Didn’t stop me from chewing gum, gave me lots of penmanship practice. Besides, I learned to write with two pencils at once, a few times three pencils. But why can’t gum be chewed in class?
Is it because the extra sugar will stimulate the brain causing more “correct” answers. Maybe it is because the jaw exercise is beneficial to allow more talking, yelling, and such. Maybe it is because some chewers stick the gum under the desk top or under other common surfaces. Maybe it’s just because the “old battle ax” wanted to keep us from having fun! (Strike that last statement, it didn’t reflect much Christian love and compassion.)
Anyway, why could we not be allowed to chew gum is Mrs. Lofton’s class, Mr. Vaugh’s class, Mr. Glover’s class, or a host of other well qualified teachers who under estimated the power of gum chewing?
It is common knowledge that IQ’s exceeding 110 are heavy gum chewers. That’s it, the student would become more knowledgeable than the teacher. Yes, I believe that is the reason my class mates could not chew gum in class. Now, chewing tobacco was another matter! I hope you have plenty of chewing gum, or bubble gum for your needs today. Don’t forget, you can swallow when chewing gum, watch out when chewing tobacco. On the bright side, swallowing tobacco juice does kill worms! Have a worm free day.
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