Like any of you couldn’t have guessed that I was a glue eater. My passion for paste peaked around 1st grade. I pretty much stuck to* Elmer’s, non-toxic, white, craft glue although there was a brief period where I experimented with those purple glue sticks, but come on, half the thrill is in the temperature and consistency, right? Freak.
Anyway, the thing that broke me of this habit was the thing that puts an end to most “socially unacceptable” behavior: SHAME. Being called out in class in front of everyone for eating glue is pretty humiliating. And it goes beyond the fact that you’re caught… maybe you’re a messy eater, maybe it’s impossible to wipe glue off of your face quickly, maybe when you do try to wipe the glue off your face before everyone sees, you just spread it around some more and get glitter stuck on your face while you’re at it.
* Badoom chhh! Sorry guys, couldn’t help it.