Please Don't Walk Around With Your Mouth Open

I don't understand this.

We've all seen them.. people that have their mouths wide open like they're in shock, and just walk around all day like that. Why? I tried it a bit yesterday, and it's totally more work to hold your mouth open than it is to keep it shut.

For some reason, Whitewater, WI seems to have the highest percentage of these "open mouthers" that I've ever come across. Anywhere.

I tried to come up with valid reasons to give them some sort of benefit of the doubt. Maybe they can't breathe through their nose (you wouldn't need your mouth wide open to compensate for that). Maybe it's more comfortable and they're willing to risk looking like a complete moron (I tried it, it wasn't, and that's not a very good reason for walking around looking like an idiot either.)

It seems that most of these people only close their mouths when they're talking. I've also noticed that it tends to only be when they're walking around – the mouth shuts once they sit down.

This makes absolutely no sense to me!

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  1. Cactus said,

    That's the new fad. Everyone's doing it. Don't be a square!

    October 3, 2009 @ 8:38 am

  2. Cactus said,

    I think it's funny your adsense block is all about tongue diseases. At least on my screen.

    October 3, 2009 @ 8:39 am

  3. spudart said,

    what's up with this cookie error i get when i try to leave a comment?

    October 6, 2009 @ 4:44 am

  4. spudart said,

    whoa. i tried to comment again and it said, "You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down." This 4:45am stuff is bonk.

    October 6, 2009 @ 4:45 am

  5. spudart said,

    Ok back to topic. I think you've blogged about this before. This is a sparxmind theme. Perhaps these people are breathing.

    October 6, 2009 @ 4:45 am

  6. kim said,

    I'm curious of how this works when most of said "open mouth walkers" run… Yesterday I saw one of these people running, and her mouth was CLOSED! It was crazy! I wonder if they all keep their mouths closed when they run…

    October 9, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

  7. spudart said,

    People are living in continual amazement.

    October 12, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

  8. unlikelymoose said,

    did somebody say "cookies"?

    October 13, 2009 @ 8:08 am

  9. Undecided said,

    When I was between 8-13 years old, I noticed my friends always had their mouths open. We would go into one of our houses and the parent of that house would say "Close your mouth!" Both of my friends did it. I'm not sure if it's the way jaws are positioned or plugged nose or just simply don't know how to keep it closed. But I still see the occasional open mouth and never say anything. Because they're adults and I'm in no position to say one word about how they live their life lol

    June 2, 2016 @ 6:11 pm

  10. Joseph said,

    Tongue disease is highest prevalence in Whitewater.

    Also I have not seen a post from you in a while. Are you just not writing as much or did I get unsubscribed somehow.

    June 15, 2017 @ 1:38 pm

  11. sparx said,

    Whitewater, it's got all the things. *sigh*

    Nope, haven't posted in FOREVER. I'm just doing some cleanup because I wanted to post a referral link… which is live… now!
    Congrats on matrimonial stuff!

    June 15, 2017 @ 1:53 pm

  12. spudart said,

    More posts! Bring on the posts! I want to hear more about your Robinhood status.

    June 15, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

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