I would just like to set the record straight ...
At work, I do appreciate the offers from co-workers for random goodies. You know the drill, someone walks by your cubicle and offers you a random piece of food. However, when you turn the offer down, they look at you like you're the worst person alive.
Well, today that offer was a 'Nips.'
And, of course, after saying 'no thanks,' the awkward moment following lasted so long that I was forced to remind the co-worker of the braces. This usually involves a smile and a point toward the teeth. I find myself explaining with mime a lot these days.
And I know I have said this before but seriously, I do not have any gum.