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D-Man Story #1 - My Mother-In-Law

No joke, my 57-year-old mother-in-law is a nice bubble blower,when she wants to be. Let me explain. When my wife and I were still dating, back in 1993, we went with my mother-in-law to Baltimore. In the car, I offered her a piece of sugarless Bubble Yum, grape flavor, and she accepted. This was the first time she had chewed bubble gum since I met her. While she was chewing, she would regularly make tiny pea-size bubbles and crack them, just like she would do with regular gum. However, about twenty minutes later, I turned to look at her and saw a nice, face-sized bubble in front of her! I thought to myself, "She has potential!" However, my mother-in-law is a tough nut to crack. She tells me that she doesn't like to blow bubbles and she gets annoyed when I ask her to blow them. Never fear, there is a happy ending to this story. I have learned that patience is a virtue with my mother-in-law. All I do now is wait until we are watching TV together or are riding in the car on a long trip. In these situations, if I don't say anything, she blows about two or three good bubbles in a chewing. The bubbles are few, but they are worth it. Her crowning moment came this pastThanksgiving when we were watching TV. With sugarless Bubble Yum, no less, she blew about ten good grapefruit-to-face-sized bubbles in one chewing! In my thoughts, I was so proud of her! To all avid watchers reading this story, the moral is, "Patience is a virtue."

D-Man story #2 - "The Hair Stylist"

Last year, while I was getting my hair cut, I shared some Bubble Yum with the woman who was cutting my hair. She was a pretty good bubble blower, but she showed me a trick that just about floored me! She actually blew a bubble inside her mouth without opening it! This was really weird and hard to describe. While her mouth was closed, she went through the motions. Then, when she opened her mouth, lo and behold, there was a bubble on the end of her tongue! I still can't believe it to this day.

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