ISSUE: how to keep chewing gum overnight.
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS: Remove gum from mouth and store someplace safe.
POSSIBLE ISSUES: Parental prohibitions; contamination of gum; possible poaching of stored gum by younger brother. Also, may forget about gum if not stored someplace nearby and obvious.
CHOSEN SOLUTION: Place gum on forehead. Press firmly. Go to bed.
OUTCOMES: Not positive. Gum became entangled in hair. Parental intervention followed.
SAMPLE DATA: "Jesus Christ! What did you do there?"
"Scissors, scissors... okay, here we go."
"Now hold still... I said hold still!"
"Well, it's going to hurt a lot more if you keep wiggling like that!"
"No, stay right here! I'm almost finished!"
"Okay, uhhh... well, maybe if we comb it over it won't be so obvious."
CONCLUSION: Further research required.