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Habit-forming actions. What is a non-food item on which you occasionally like to chew, or used to like to chew?

[I guess in my case, it would be toothpicks. ~]

Posted - July 11

Responses


  • 643
    Every now and then I like to chew a piece of gum, but never in public.
      July 11, 2022 9:06 AM MDT
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  • 49446

     

      I should have specified non-food and non-edible item, but I won’t go back now and edit it.
    ~

      July 11, 2022 10:23 AM MDT
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  • 643
    In either case, chewing gum is not a food nor is it an edible (although some people have been known to swallow their gum).
      July 11, 2022 1:46 PM MDT
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  • 8151
    When I  was working, I  would absent-mindededly chew the tops of my pens.i don't know if all the plastic and germs I ingested made me stronger or if I was just lucky to. have escaped the consequences.
      July 11, 2022 9:38 AM MDT
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  • 49446

     

      (You have an errant punctuation symbol in there.)

      July 11, 2022 10:21 AM MDT
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  • 42176
    That'll get you some brownie points.
      July 11, 2022 6:15 PM MDT
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  • 49446

      A germaphobe like you? That’s hard to believe!
    ~
      July 11, 2022 10:21 AM MDT
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  • 8151
    I agree. I really tried to stop doing it and I got no enjoyment from it.
      July 11, 2022 10:54 AM MDT
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  • 49446

     

      Which do you mean you tried to stop due to no enjoyment, chewing on the pens or being a germaphobe?
    ~

      July 11, 2022 11:26 AM MDT
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  • 8151
    I agree that it's hard to believe that a germaphobe like me would chew on pens. I tried to stop because of the germs and other reasons. I kept doing it in spite of the fact that I got no enjoyment from doing it.
      July 11, 2022 7:22 PM MDT
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  • 49446

     

      Gee, I wonder if that means you might consider indulging in some other activities that go against your better judgment . . . 






     






     




    ~




      July 11, 2022 8:51 PM MDT
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  • 8151
    I've given up doing things that are not enjoyable.
      July 11, 2022 8:58 PM MDT
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  • 42176
    Your pen, your germs. Meh.
      July 12, 2022 6:22 AM MDT
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  • 49446

     

    ( . . . pens.i don't know . . . )
    ( . . . pens. I don't know . . . )

      July 11, 2022 10:38 AM MDT
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  • 42176
    Now you're screwed.
      July 11, 2022 6:15 PM MDT
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  • 9983
    I used to like to chew the inside of my mouth (cheeks).   Technically not "food".
      July 11, 2022 11:45 AM MDT
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  • 15040
    I chew gum when umpiring to keep my mouth from drying out.
      July 12, 2022 12:20 AM MDT
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