Friday, July 1, 2011


I’ve never been good with my girlfriend’s ex-boyfriends—not the prospect of actually meeting them, but the simple fact that she’s ever been with someone else before me. Perhaps it’s a form of retroactive jealousy, or how they taught us in Health that we’re effectively sleeping with every lover she’s ever had, but I think it might go back to that time in Grade Five when Maggie McClung (who’s probably had way too many boyfriends by now) offered me some of her candy.
     “Close your eyes,” she said, “and I’ll give you a piece of ABC Gum.”
     Already. Been. Chewed.


  1. So...I'm wondering. Did you Accept? Back away? give her a Call? Or Decline? lol

    abcw team

  2. Interesting. I only had trouble with one of my wife's exes, but it was the guy she went out with after we broke up and before we got together. But now that we've been married 13 years, I seriously don't even remember his name!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. I remember passing around abc gum when I was young and that I am older and wiser I say ugh....

  4. Boy does that bring back grammer school days. I DO remember ABC gum..Yuk, even tried it a few times. I do remember my mom getting upset cause I put my ABC gum on my bed post...Why toss it when I could pop it in my mouth the next morning. HaHa...Good Story. My husband was so jealous of my ex-boyfriends I decided to burn my diaries before we got married...Bad mistake...I'm sure we'd laugh now at my teenage antics. Oh well. Been married to my honey 51 years so not to worry about ex's.

  5. Ew!

    Chris H
    ABC Wednesday
    A is for Avogadro’s Number

  6. Good A post...Youth can be so frivolous, but it's amazing what sticks in our heads when we're older♫

  7. Jalousy is something I don't know and why should I be jalous of somebody from the past ?? I don't know ABC bubble gum neither, anyway I hate chewing gums.
    ABC Team

  8. Ahahaha, I was wondering what the ABC Gum was lol.

    Aero 360's Arrows
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

  9. Now this is interesting, especially concerning the events of this past week, but we'll just keep that one quiet for now. :)


AddThis Widget (for sharing)

Crazy Egg (Analytics)