By Ryan Kameen

In a perfect world, simpletons who spit out their gum where someone is bound to step on it would be given vigorous public beatings. But in reality, there's no punishment for careless gum disposers, and so the innocent continue to step in disgusting wads of the stuff. If you're like us, your initial response is to furiously drag your foot across the ground as you swear vengeance on the knucklehead responsible.

Unfortunately, that doesn't get gum off shoes. So the next time you step in gum -- and there will be a next time -- try one of these easy solutions:

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