Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Why I wouldn't trust latex for anything important...

Yesterday, when I was staining Troy, I remembered that I have disposable gloves in the house. I didn't want a repeat of last week's grotty hand, so I donned the gloves and merrily stained away secure in the knowledge that the stained layer of latex could be removed when the job was finished.

Now, people trust every day that latex is going to save them from having babies or from nasty diseases. I've decided that I don't.

For one thing, you never know that it has failed you until the final outcome is obvious.


Can you tell me which fingers of the gloves had holes in them?

And, boy, do I wish that the answer to that question was

... Approximately None!

5 comments:

Femina said...

Oh dear. Try eucalyptus oil/tea tree oil to remove it.

Givinya De Elba said...

The title of this post said it all! I hardly needed to read the post - I knew exactly what you meant!

Ha! Trust! Ha! Anything important! Ha!

Aleta said...

Oh my! Ummm, yeah and people wonder why condoms aren't 100 % protective. Your picture and story could be a example alright!

Swift Jan said...

Oh no!!! Hope the stain wares off soon xx

Crazy Sister said...

You two are the coolest aunty and uncle ever!

I have two latex children. Worked out alright. Your latex problem will work out alright, too.

Can't wait to see the mane and tail glued in...