Imraan was a boy who loved bubblegum. His mother would get irritated because he was always chewing gum. She said that it reminded her of a cow and that it was not a healthy habit.
She always taught him to throw the bubblegum into the bin. He was not to leave it lying around or throw it on the floor, even if he was outside.
One day, his mother’s friend came to visit with her two-year-old daughter. The two mothers soon got busy trying out a new biscuit recipe. Since Imraan was feeling sleepy, he went to his room to take a nap. And then something terrible happened!
While he was sleeping, the little girl entered his room. She saw some bubblegum lying near his bedside and decided to help herself. She tore one open and began to chew it.
She then did the same to the rest of the gum, tearing all the wrappers into tiny bits and pieces. Since all the chewing gum was now tasteless, she looked for a place to throw it. So, she took it out of her mouth and guess what this naughty girl did?
She stretched the gum and mischievously stuck it on the sleeping boy’s hair. Imraan was too fast asleep to feel anything. The girl then left the room, on hearing her mother call her.
As she walked into the kitchen, her mother asked her what she had been up to. She replied that she had been playing. Shortly thereafter they left.
When Imraan awoke he was cross to find all the mess in his room. He got angrier when he noticed the gum stuck in his hair. It would not come out, not even when his mum tried to remove it!
The only thing left to do was for his dad to take him to the barber. There, Imraan had to have his head shaved to remove all the stuck bits of bubblegum.
He now takes care to never leave bubblegum lying around. In fact, he has lost his love for bubblegum and seldom eats it.