I've given up chewing gum.
Not for health reasons or for jaw pain or fear of pulling out fillings. No, I'm done with gum because I spilled my last pack in my purse, and pieces floated around in a sea of debris, and many pieces unwrapped. Those unwrapped pieces sank to the bottom and wriggled their way into cracks and turned into a giant gummy mess.
A gummy mess in a purse is not as fun as it sounds.
I dumped everything out, tossed stuck together receipts and washed $3.79 in change to make it less nasty to hand over at garage sales and made the firm resolution: I will not carry gum in my purse.
Unless I spend that $3.79 on one of those plastic jumbo cases of gum, with a snapping closed flip top.
Now that's an idea with merit!