I noticed at lunchtime that P was sporting a white plaster wrapped around his fingertip. When I asked him what had happened he said that he had been chopping up some old plant cuttings with his secateurs and nicked his fingertip in the process.
When I asked if he had washed his wound under the tap he said there was no need as he had sucked it before applying the plaster.
I pointed out that, as well the goodness knows what kind of stuff was in the soil matter on the secateurs, there were several rather nasty types of bacteria in human saliva but he said he has been doing the same thing for cuts since he was a boy and has survived so far.
Hmmm. Well, don't come running to me when you get septicaemia.
He’s a tough old bird, our P, pretty scary stuff! But I’m relieved he didn’t self-treat in the same way as it’s rumored one can treat sea urchin stings - if you’re a fan of Friends you’ll know what I mean!ReplyDelete
Hugs Mary x.
Ha! He reserves that for the compost heap, Mary xxxDelete
If Lord Peregrine gets septicaemia he will not be running anywhere JayCee. He will be lying on his back screaming with agony as you mop his troubled brow with a wet flannel. It is at this point you will have to decide whether to phone 999 or not.ReplyDelete
That's what I told him. I also said that I would eat his Easter egg too.Delete
Threaten to get your rusty saw out if he won't let you put some tea tree on it JayCee. 😀ReplyDelete
I think he would prefer a rusty old saw to anything remotely clean or hygienic.Delete
I used to do that until I discovered that cuts heal up more quickly if you keep dabbing them with antiseptic. Unfortunately, you can't then play for sympathy for as long. It's also difficult to suck cuts on your forehead.ReplyDelete
Ah yes, I can see the problem there Tasker. Did you try anyway?Delete
We do enjoy the comedy in your blog and its comments....ReplyDelete
Life is too serious to take it seriously....Delete
You could be on TV! Like the "I love Lucy Show" only it would be the "I love JayCee Show". I'd watch that!! You are often making me smile! Thanks - I need that!ReplyDelete
Ooh, thank you Ellen. I used to enjoy "I Love Lucy". Corny, but light-hearted.Delete
Reminds me of the old joke - don't come running to me when you break our leg...ReplyDelete
One of my dad's favourite sayings!Delete
Shall I call the ambulance? Is his tetanus injection up to date?ReplyDelete
Hmm... is twenty years classed as out of date?Delete
Love the bike shed's joke and well done you for spelling that last word!ReplyDelete
Typical male attitude. Probably didn't want to bother you with such an insignificant (in his eyes) wound!ReplyDelete
P: "It's only blood, Woman. No need to panic."Delete
Whilst doing all those outdoor jobs we all get cuts and scrapes. If we bothered to soak ourselves in Dettol, or apply potions, we'd be at it all day long. I hardly notice any more, until my wife screams "Oooh, you're bleeding". "I'm bleeding what?" I reply.ReplyDelete
P reckons that the blood washes out the germs.Delete
He's right; or the dog licks it better!Delete
He should have got the dog to give it a lick as well.....have you got a dog?ReplyDelete
Ah no. Perhaps we should get one for medicinal purposes?Delete
This has got to be one of the funniest comment sections I have ever read.ReplyDelete
Blog friends can certainly lighten the mood!Delete
🎶 So Macho 🎶 ....... I’m a bit late with my comment so I hope P is alive and kicking !!!! XXXXReplyDelete
Yep. Still hopping around, like the Energiser Bunny xxxDelete
I remember being told as a child to let the dog lick any cuts we had as the dog's saliva had healing powers...and we're all still alive to tell the tale!ReplyDelete