February 24th, 2006
The little packet of string cheese I got today has the following message for us all:
SAFETY FIRST! OPEN WITH HANDS, NOT TEETH
The bottle of apple juice warns me:
DO NOT REUSE
SE HABLA ESPANOL
But that's the only Spanish on the bottle.
The chocolate milk bottle advises:
Sadly, the box of paper clips has no rules or warnings, though it helpfully tells me the clips are ZINC-COATED. There's not enough room either to write in your own caveats, such as NOT FOR USE IN ELECTRICAL SOCKETS. So consider yourself warned: if you use these paper clips, you're taking your life into your own hands.
|Date:||February 24th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)|| |
"ZINC-COATED" is a sure invitation to eat them if you think you're getting a cold.
Sqweee. Get out of my brain!
|Date:||February 24th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)|| |
There was a extremely old extension cord that I played with when I was much younger. I'd put two paperclips in the sockets, twist them together, stand back, and plug it in and watch it go 'foom'. I probably could have used eye protection.
Wow! That beats my best friends little sister who cut the stereo wires with a pair of scissors.
|Date:||February 24th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)|| |
The sparks were very pretty.
I blew a fuse in kindergarten by unfolding a brad fastener and sticking it into an outlet. I remember a pop and the lights went out and the subsequent 4-year-old trauma that went with it, and then the janitor tied some string around the brad and pulled it out before replacing the fuse.
My friend had a rabbit that chewed through the refrigerator cord. Sparks everywhere. It survived, but was never allowed out unsupervised again.
Yeah, these sorts of things always remind me of Wonko the Sane. When mankind starts requiring directions on its toothpicks, 's time to retreat into the asylum.
|Date:||February 24th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh thank you for the warning i was just about to shove a whole box of paperclips in the socket. Now I won't!
OH THANK HEAVENS
MY LIVEJOURNAL IS NOT IN VAIN
PSST QUICK, DON'T CHEW GLASS
But what if I had a really bad day and *want* to eat the whole jar in one sitting? What if I promise not to drive anywhere after doing so?
|Date:||March 6th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)|| |
Tweezers are cool too!
I was babysitting my little sister when I was a teenager and she was maybe 3 or 4. She stuck a pair of metal eyebrow tweezers into an outlet--a perfect fit! It slightly melted the end of one tong and left a little black smoke stain on her finger. At first, I'd thought she was burned but it washed off.