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Is it fine to chew gum when you are in a client meeting?

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I keep a lip of Copenhagen and bring my spit cup with me. Clients dig it and always ask for some

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Use your better judgement. If you have to ask, the answer is probably no.

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Depends on the client but overall no

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No. And fuck you if you don't keep your goddamn mouth closed while you chew your cud.

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No

I go with a Pete Carroll power chew

I seriously can't watch Seahawks games because he makes me want to fucking punch my TV

God damn it no

@SC1, you're joking but dipping on client site after they all leave at 5pm is my biggest thrill M-Th

One of my consultants started flossing once during a client meeting. Next level embarrasment.

No definitely no. Not in front of your team either. They can hear you

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