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Good Morning Groanies,

In my last issue Gotta Stick of Gum? I talked about gum and my head scratching over it's rectangular shape.

And now you've come to the defense of gum. And defend it you did. Here's what you had to say...

Hi Steve,

Let me help some with the shape of gum. When you are in a hurry or in a bunch of people a round fifty cent piece of gum does not work well. Neither would a triangle or hexagon shape. The rectangle shape is made so it will fold its self over when putting in your mouth. Also you do not have to show your tonsil's when you want a piece of gum.

Have a great day,

[Triangle gum would be a hit. Trust me.]

STEVE; Let's not forget that the pink slab of bubble-gum that came with a pack of baseball cards was always the same size and rectangular shape as a baseball card and did give the newly purchased cards a pleasant aroma. - R.S.R.
[The cards did smell good, didn't they? Oh, so good.]

Gotta Stick of Gum? I'm sure that it's a matter of cost & packaging. They're machines just roll it flat & cut it, and it would be easier to wrap than other shapes. Easier to box, for shipping & for store presentation. Plus, it's the way that Mr. Wrigley wanted it. - Robert A
[It's always about the money. And that Wrigley guy has a great field, too.]

Well, I guess I'll chew on that awhile.

Groaningly yours,

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