Monday, March 10, 2008

You Can Almost Fool Me Once

I'm going to share something with you. I'm hesitant to tell you this because I don't want to gross you out. Please don't be grossed out.

I have some . . . um . . . warts on my left hand. I hate them. I've had them frozen off by the dermatologist twice and they've come back both times looking for a fight. They're bigger and badder than ever. I've tried the apple cider vinegar treatment, putting the vinegar on a little piece of cotton ball, putting it on the . . . um . . . offending area, and covering it with a bandaid. It works - somewhat. The acid of the vinegar eats up the . . . um . . . bad spot. Unfortunately, it also eats up the innocent skin around the wart. Ouch.

Next attempt: duct tape. Supposedly, if I cover the offending areas with duct tape and keep them covered, in about a week they'll have been suffocated. It could take longer, of course, but the duct tape thing is supposed to work.

Why am I telling you this?

On Friday, I was sitting in front of a computer (and no, I wasn't on Ravelry) in my classroom during snacktime. Two girls came over to me and one of them asked, "Do you have any duct tape?"

Hmmmmmm, I thought. I think I might have duct tape. I was pretty sure that I had my roll of duct tape with me, at the ready to cover my . . . um . . . imperfections. Yes. I knew I had my duct tape with me.

"I think I do have duct tape in my bag," I said to the now excited girls. I stood up and started to walk toward my desk. I stopped. Duct tape? Scotch tape, always. Masking tape, maybe. Duct tape? Wait.

"What do you need duct tape for?" I asked with a confused look on my face.

"Oh, we're going to play this game where we have code words and if someone says a code word, we cover their mouth with duct tape."

"Um . . . no."

Can't believe I almost gave them duct tape.

And what if the New Haven Register or the Connecticut Post found out?


WifeMomKnitter said...

Kids. Gotta love 'em!

jennsquared said...

Oh Boy... Or should I say "Oh Girl..."?

My brother tried the OTC stuff from walgreens and it worked for him.

Sheila said...

How do kids think of these things? And what if the person comes up with the second code word? Well, I don't suppose they could say it with duct tape on the mouth, but if they write it? Duct tape on the hand? Duct tape over the nose? Ooooooooh! I am thinking like the kids now.

mad knitter said...

Oh man...that was close, LOL! Girls can be such cruel beasts, no?

costumechick said...

ugh. warts. Hate them. I ended up haveing to have them cut and frozen multiple times. I'm still afraind they'll come back. 1st through 7 th grade was all about the wart removal on my right elbow. (at least it seamed like it to me..)