The one with the superglue...

Monday, July 14, 2008


I cut my finger in the guillotine last Wednesday. Who cares that it wasn't on my right hand so I could still write. The fact that it was the forefinger on my left hand meant that I couldn't play guitar properly. This caused me great pain and I almost cried. Almost. Except being a girl, I don't cry. Because real girls don't cry. Fullstop. End of story. So I was at a loose end as to what to do seeing I was to play at Flame that Friday and then again on Sunday at church. This wise man had a great idea. He said, have you tried superglue? So I did. I pasted a bit of superglue over the cut, waited for it to dry (in the meantime wishing I was one of those girls who carried around her hairdrier with her), and watched my finger miraculously harden. And why did I do it you may ask? Because I'll try anything once. Because I'm nuts. No arguments there. And it actually worked! I was so excited about it afterwards that I now carry aroung a tube of superglue in my "downsized" bag (that doesn't have room for pliers anymore, sigh) for whenever the moment calls. Never mind that my finger took twice as long to heal, probably as a result of all the toxins in the glue seeping into my finger, running through my bloodstream like a raging river carrying poisonous waste and contaminating everything it touches. Never mind all that. I got to play guitar and that's all that matters. So there you have it. Superglue works. More pointless posts coming your way...

7 comments:

kristy said...

I once was recommended to use superglue on my fingertips when playing the bass (after having not played in a while) and it does work! Now I always use it on cuts etc (on myself mind you - not the kids!).

Symon said...

From the wiseman...

I've read that some midwives use over-the-counter superglue to "suture" perineal tears after birth. Also a specialised version of super-glue was used widely in the Vietnam War to patch up soldiers in the field. There is a medical version available called Dermabond which is more flexible than the original and inhibits bacterial growth. People reckon it it will likely replace a lot of suturing altogether someday.

Great post RK!

Jason said...

Girls don't cry aye??? Well, I'm not so sure that this is quite the end of the story...Cmon guys, I invite your comments on this one.

Jon Dylan said...

K.... can you fix my shelf?

Rachel Kate said...

Jon Dylan: only if you fix my leaky tap...
Jason: I said real girls - there's only a few of those out there...
Symz: where do come up with your info? i love it!
kristy: it's great isn't it!

Symon said...

RK, In response to your question... readers are leaders. When you're as sold as I am, you know a lot of random stuff.

Rachel Kate said...

when i grow up i wanna be just like you (only female obviously)

 
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