Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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The Gumkin

a napkin for your gum
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I like to chew gum. Many of us do. But when we get to a restaurant we are in a pickle when it comes to gum disposal.

As we sit at the table we can a) put it in the corner of a paper napkin and have a lump in the napkin; b) use a WHOLE paper napkin (wasteful); c) put it in the wrapper that we have kept for just such an occasion (yeah, right); or d) stick it in some random piece of paper we find somewhere, if we can find one at all.

The Gumkin is a small napkin in a small dispenser that elegantly graces all restaurant tables in the ideal future world, dispensing gum-sized napkins for us gum-chewing folks. Hail The Gumkin!

Senor_Cluba, Mar 16 2001


       Anything which discourages leaving gum on tables, trays, etc. at food courts is a very, VERY good thing.
nick_n_uit, Mar 16 2001

       I second that...
StarChaser, Mar 17 2001

       I think it's a good idea. Any place is better than sticking your ABC gum to the underbelly of a table or desk. Especially *my* desks at school... ::glech::
ichinichi, Jul 02 2001

       e) Put it back in the wrapper it came in
thumbwax, Aug 24 2002

       Self destructing gum...it dissolves after the taste is gone...I wonder if that is possible...
BinaryCookies, Aug 24 2002

       I carry a packet of cigarette papers for this very purpose. Simply place the gum in the paper, stick it down and dispose of it in a responsible manner.
calum, Aug 24 2002

       In the dives that I eat, the knapkins are already so small that they would do just nicely - that gives me a new idea......Knapkin splicer.
aredant, May 09 2003


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