Being Part of the Problem

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Real Estate Assistant with ACCURATE REALTY GROUP

Let's face it, sometimes it is really obvious when someone is part of the problem rather than part of the solution! On a trip to Pike Place Market, I decided to take a walk through Post Alley, a quaint brick paved pathway with some great little spots to stop and relax like the Alibi Room with excellent happy hour fare and a fun atmosphere. 

As my husband and I got closer to the infamous gum wall, I noticed it is really blossoming. Now this strange phenominon started with folks standing in line for tickets and after unsuccessful attempts to clean up the sticky mess, the powers that be deemed the gum wall a living art display. I am not particularly fond of this strange exhibit, however, I do understand the extreme "growth" of it's popularity!

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Chris Alston
Silicon Valley, California
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)

Kind of cool...  But then again, kinda yuck at the same time...  ABC gum.  Already been chewed!

July 05, 2011 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
The Little REALTOR® That Could
Keller Williams Realty

Hi Judi,

If it was just blobs of paint, I would say it was pretty cool; however, after going to Wikipedia, I discovered there really is a potential environmental hazard.

"Chewing gum is usually disposed responsibly, but is commonly seen hiding underneath benches and tables; once the chewing gum dries, it is difficult to remove. On sidewalks and pavements, it sticks to the ground firmly. Also, Chewing Gum does not break down over time, making it a potential hazard to the environment."

Thanks for posting this building from what appears to be from an eclectic part of town in Seattle. It's always interesting to find something different. Thanks Judi!

July 06, 2011 01:31 AM
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John McCarthy
Realtor - Seacoast NH
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group

Judi,

I don't think I really have anything to add. I vote Yucky! "Nothing is lost that makes a memory blog post." Thanks!

July 06, 2011 06:00 PM
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP

Hi Chris, Patricia and John~ It is indeed the yuckiest germ-fest going on. I was surprised by the gumball machine! Yet, folks come from far and wide for photo opportunities, and shops sell Gum Wall memorabilia like there's no tomorrow.

Perhaps a pristine water view with snow capped mountains is in order for my next blog post!...

July 06, 2011 08:28 PM
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Chris Smith
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage

Judi, I am aware of the potential issues, but I can't help myself, I LOVE IT!!! Maybe it would be different if I was actually there...

July 07, 2011 07:10 PM
Rainer
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Judi Boad

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