Somehow I washed a load of clothes with gum and didn't realize it until I got to work and discovered that I had weird green stains all over my favorite shirt. My first thought was, "omg, I haven't dropped any food on me today, where did this come from?" Then I realized it was bright green, like... wintergreen. Minty wintergreen gum, stashed away in some pocket, disbursing in protest of the impersonal mastication of a machine. I have no idea how to liberate fine cotton fibers from its hold.