CH：Hi Amy. 几天不见，来看看你。
A: That's nice of you. I'm fine.
A: Certainly. Have a seat, please.
A: Thank you, Chen Hao, but I don't believe so.
A: I personally don't like chewing gum.
CH: 真的吗? 为什么呢？
A: Chewing gum is a personal preference. Where and when you chew it is NOT. I see too many people chewing gum at inappropriate times and places.
A: I'll be happy to explain what I mean later. Right now I have to prepare for a meeting.
A: OK. I'll meet you at the exit at 5:30.
CH: Amy, 你上午说嚼口香糖还有规矩？
A: Yes. If you like to chew gum, that is your business, but chewing gum does not belong in the workplace.
A: It is totally unprofessional anywhere in the business environment.
A: I understand, but what if the boss walks up at that moment and starts a conversation with you?
A: Why would you hide it if you think its okay?
A: See. You already know that chewing gum is not a good idea in certain professional situations.
A: You never know who will walk up to your desk or call you on the phone. If you are caught smacking, it could affect your current job or the career move you had planned for.
A: I don't think so. Chewing gum is a leisure activity at best. At its worst, it can make you look sloppy and incompetent.
A: Well good luck. If it gets to be a habit, consider this. One day you will have gum in your mouth when you walk into a meeting. I've seen it happen.
A: The poor fellow who forgot about his gum got stuck. Every time someone asked him a question, he tried to hide his gum in his cheek. Finally he decided to swallow it.