This information may not be important you most of you. But some of you are going to thank me.
If you chew gum, I am asking you to take a hard, honest look at yourself. Do you chew with your mouth open? Do you blow bubbles? Do you snap it with your front or back teeth? Do you make tiny bubbles and bite down on them? Do you chew really fast and loud? Do you?
Knock that shit off.
I understand that practicing acceptance is an important part of what I am supposed to do every day. But for the love of every living being on this planet, I feel like I could freak out on the loud gum people.
Not only freak out, but for instance, there is a woman in the library, right at this second, sitting at the next table next to me. We are facing each other. I have a book.
This book is all about meeting people where they are at, being empathetic to whatever they need or say, asking the right questions to get them to move towards change in a theraputic setting. I feel like chucking it at her head. I am sure she is a nice person. But I CANNOT STAND her gum snapping. I want to scream "spit it out NOW before something terrible happens to you!"
I am wearing my headphones, but no music. And I can still hear it. Move you say? The library is crowded today.
So I ask you, good citizens of the world, to take a look at how you chew gum. Ask for other people's opinion, if you are uncertain of how you sound. And if you cannot do it quietly, then save that shit for when you are at home. ALONE. Or I might throw a book at your head.