Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Burning Sensation

Today I unwisely violated one of the six golden rules of the Babysitter's Code: Never say "sure, why not?" when a boy between the ages of 8 and 16 asks you to do something unfamiliar* - and ESPECIALLY don't do it twice. This was the result:
This is what happens when you open a fresh stick of Big Red gum, lick the wrapper, and stick it to the soft, vulnerable underside of your arm. And you know what? It really does hurt twice as much if you do it on both arms. If you don't believe me, why not suggest that a hated co-worker give it a try? This would be especially funny if you worked at Abercrombie. Please note: the burning, itching welt reduces in intensity after 2 hours and 39 minutes. Thanks for the helpful information, Tyler!

*If you want to start following this rule before puberty just for safety's sake, by all means... be my guest.

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