One of my pet peeves is gum chewing. There is nothing wrong with gum, it's the gum chewers. Not the polite gum chewers, but the I amgrazing in a field gum chewers. I don't like to hear it or see it. It's gross and rude, especially when in a public place. Today I had a nurse cracking and smacking her gum in my ear. It was completely distracting and annoying. I like a piece of gum on occasion, usually after a meal when I cannot brush my teeth, but that's it. If you are not going to chew politely then SPIT OUT YOUR DAMNGUM!